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Prints test page every time the printer is turned on

Every time I turn the printer on it prints a test page.
How can I stop it?
It wasn't like that before. The problems started after replacing cartridge.

Thanks in advance After the cartridge was replaced, it prints a test / alignment page each time the printer is turned on.

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Download the manual and maybe the setup instructions to find the answer: Your model HP support link below:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=1146336&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&submit.y=4&submit.x=5〈=en&cc=us

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The product aligns the print cartridges every time at cartridge installation or replacement to ensure the highest-quality prints. The alignment page continues to print when the product is turned on or off, or when a print job is started, for any of the reasons below.

  • The automatic alignment process is not complete.
  • The ink cartridges are not properly installed.
  • One of the ink cartridges is defective.
  • One of the ink cartridges is low or out of ink. Black and all three colors must be available.
  • Protective tape on a new ink cartridge has not been removed.
  • Contacts on the ink cartridge are not meeting the contacts in the carriage correctly.
  • Cartridge is remanufactured or refilled. Refilled or remanufactured ink cartridges may have been damaged during the refilling process or have clogged ink nozzles.
Read the info on this link:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01336397&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1146336

copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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