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I have a HPc4280 printer that after installng a new ink cartridge it has to run a test page then you put it on the glass for it to scan and it fails at this stage. But this is everytime you turn the unit off that you have to go thru this process. there is a lot of ink under the black cartridge the level shows full

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Ink Cartridges for the HP C4280 has a microchip on the cartridge itself that turns off the printing after it runs out of ink. You must purchase a new HP 75 cartridge only from HP. A way to out smart HP is to purchase a different printer made by a differnet manufacture, but be aware they also may be using the onetime microchip in their cartridges.

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Hi, Wonder can you help my printer keeps printing off test page everytime it is turned on. this is only happening since i changed the cartridge, never did this before. thanks


Hi,

Your printer is printing alignment pages, because the cartridge alignment was not completed since you replaced them. Follow the below steps to complete alignment.

  1. Turn the printer OFF and then turn back ON.
  2. Wait until the alignment sheet prints out fully.
  3. Place the alignment test page over the scanner glass.
  4. Press start color scan button.
  5. The printer "power" light will start flashing, indication the alignment process.
  6. After the printer stops flashing, turn off and then ON the printer.It will not print any test pages further.
We need to run alignment test every-time while we replace ink cartridges.

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When I change an ink cartridge, automatically the printer run by itself printing a test page which has to be placed on the scan screen; the problem is the printer runs this process each time it is turned...


The alignment page will continue to print until the alignment is complete. Put the page on the scanner face down on the glass. (Make sure the alignment page printed on plain bright white paper (A4 or letter). Also correctly orient the page on the glass - the section with black squares should be to the left.) Press the scan button and wait until the power button stops blinking.

If the alignment page continues to print, remove the ink cartridges and inspect them. You want to look for any debris (including part of the tape that kept the ink from drying out). Replace the cartridges and check if the problem has been resolved. Do the complete alignment again.

If it persists, clean the electrical contacts with clean water (distilled or bottled) and cotton swabs or lint free material (coffee filters will work). Remove the cartridges and then unplug the printer. Dampen the swab (or alternate material), squeeze out any excess moisture. Hold the cartridge by the sides and wipe the copper-colored contacts until no excess ink is present. Place the cartridges with the nozzles facing up on a clean sheet of paper. Repeat this for all of the cartridges. Then clean the copper contacts inside the printer. Let dry for 10 minutes and then reinstall the cartridges and plug in the power cord. Do the complete alignment.

If the problem persists, try new ink cartridges followed by resetting the printer (preferably you should reconnect at an outlet on a different circuit). The reset procedure: turn on the printer and then remove the power cord from the printer. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and plug in directly at a different outlet. (no power strips, surge protector or extension cord) Load the paper tray with plain white paper (letter or A4). Plug the power cord into the printer. Turn on the printer and do the complete alignment again.

If this step doesn't solve the problem, then the printer needs service. It is not keeping the alignment in memory.

Refilled or remanufactured cartridges can be involved in the problem. The printer usually remembers the alignment when a cartridge is removed and reinserted. Clogged nozzles on an ink cartridge can also be involved.

I hope this helps.

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All of a sudden it will not print but as soon as u turn the printer on it prints like a test page


may be you chaged the catridge.
It is not the test page it is alignment test page just put the printed alignment test page paper on scanner glass and press the scan button to complete the process. It is alignment process which is printer is doing for self testing after installing new cartridge. Just finish the process.
Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Thanks.
Have a good day.


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Alienment sheet prints every time I print a page.


just put the printed alignment test page paper on scanner glass and press the scan button to complete the process. It is alignment process which is printer is doing for self testing after installing new cartridge. Just finish the process.
. It is necessary to after aligning the page it need to scan with the scanner. Otherwise it keeps pop up.
Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Thanks.
Have a good day.


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When i changed printer ink cartridge it will not print


make sure after changing the ink catrisge you done the alignment test .just complete the process .
after align test page just put on scanner glass and press the scan button to finish the align process. It is necessary to after aligning the page it need to scan with the scanner.

Have a nice day and do not forget to rate please...!

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Everytime I turn my PSC 1510 on it prints a test page, I have new cartridges in how can I stop it...it using all my ink unnecessarly:-(


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Hi,

You need to load the PRINTED ALIGNMENT PAGE on the scanner glass, then press on "OK" button. It should start scanning the alignment page. That way, you are completing the PROCESS of ALIGNMENT.

Thank you so much.

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