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Printer prints test page each time printer is turned on

So far the only problem I have is the printer prints a test page each and every time I turn it on. The printer was working fine and then just started doing this. Am not sure why or what made it start doing this. Is there a fix or do I have to reinstall all software? thanks for your help Danny

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I had this exact same problem, except my printer is a HP PSC 1315v. I did as was suggested (also just like it says on the printed test page), scanned the test page and it SOLVED my problem. THANKS!!

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There may be something initialised to print a test page everytime it starts, just remove printer, uninstall driver and re start. Re install drivers and connect printer when prompted or when installation has finished. This should revert to default settings.

Posted on Jan 08, 2007

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Dmcpherson2's suggestion is correct. This drove me absolutely crazy - I must have printed hundreds of test pages before I actually READ the test page directions, which illustrated to scan the test page once. Problem solved, except it still prints a test page every time a cartridge is replaced (which is often). I believe HP simply wants consumers to waste more ink for quicker 'turn'.

Posted on May 11, 2007

I had this same problem. I think sandrew's solution is nonsense. tomj23 suggested something which worked: If you look at the printed test page, it actually has instructions for what to do. Align it on the right side of the scanner window, and hit the Scan button. (I actually had to turn off my printer, turn it on again which printed another sheet, and then do this. I don't know why.) You won't have to do this every time you turn on printer, but I think you will have to do this every time you install new print cartridges.

Posted on Mar 25, 2007

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All right so you are getting print test copy every time you turn on or switch on your printer. You can follow the following steps to fix this issue:-

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3. After the test page is printed, disconnect the USB cable connecting the printer to your computer. DO NOT turn off the printer while disconnecting the USB cable.

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1. Turn off the printer and wait 10 seconds. Turn it on again

2. Let the printer print the test page.

3. After the test page is printed, disconnect the USB cable connecting the printer to your computer. DO NOT turn off the printer while disconnecting the USB cable.

4. Place the test page on the scanner glass and press the SCAN button on the printer. The ON light will flash as the page is being scanned.

5. Remove the test page when the ON light is steady.

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