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I turn my printer off at night. When I turn it on it prints a test color page every time. How can I stop this? Thanks, Narcie

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    every time i turn my printer on a black and white test page prints

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    Every time I turn the printer on it prints a test page. I turn it off from the power button only, so that is not the issue. This problem started when I put in a new printer cartridge.

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    Same. Really annoying and wastes inc too.

  • mahbub_shahi Jan 27, 2009

    I installed a black carttiage, and when I turn on everytime I get test page.

    Please send solution.

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    Same problem. Wish there was a way to turn it off. I didn't see anything in the manual though.

  • pjtcmi Mar 07, 2009

    Using power button on printer doesn't correct the problem. Power off the printer, power it up, prints a test page (that uses a LOT of ink). No way that I can find to cancel the print job or a setting to stop this annoying feature. This didn't always work like this.

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This does not sound normal. Are you powering it down using the power button on the printer? If you are disconnecting the power without turning the printer off first it could be leaving it in a confused state.

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