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Test page my printer always prints a test page every time i turn it on how do i stop it?

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Uninstall/reinstall your driver might help

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My HP 3100 series always prints a test page on startup. How do I make it stop???


Hi,
there is a similar problem described on this site.
Try here:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t317689-hp_photosmart_c3100_series

I also found this on the internet which apparently works:

Please follow exactly and IN ORDER.

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.

6. Finally, turn off the printer and wait another 10 seconds. Then turn it on again. No more printing test pages! Yay!

(You may now reconnect the printer to your computer via the USB cable.)

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I know your problem and i want to know that have you changed or refill your cartridge?.

if yes
place one plain paper in the tray.
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press the scan button from the printer
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Take the test page ( also called : alighnment page ) that always prints when you switch on the printer and place it face down in the scanner.

Then press the scan button on the printer itself.
(this is the button at the bottom of all the buttons on the printer/scanner.)

Make sure that the printer scans the test page.
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Hi,

I belive that after replacing the INk cartridges, you are experiancing this problem. The Alignment test sheet always prints everytime you turn on the printer, if u haven't completed the Alignment process.

To complete the Alignment process,
>>Once the printer finished printing the Alignmnet test sheet.
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My printer keeps printing the test page every time it's switched on


0.gif Re: HP PSC 1513 all in one by Bert t.gif (9/25/07 1:07 PM) reply + / - http://h10025.www1.hp.com


0.gif Re: Re: HP PSC 1513 all in one test page always pr by Anonymous (12/12/07 6:14 AM) reply + / - Subject : How to disable the test page that always prints when you switch on the HP PSC 1513 all-in-one printer.

Take the test page ( also called : alighnment page ) that always prints when you switch on the printer and place it face down in the scanner.

Then press the scan button on the printer itself.
(this is the button at the bottom of all the buttons on the printer/scanner.)

Make sure that the printer scans the test page.
( sometimes you press the butoon and it doesn't scan )
( it makes a scanning noise when scanning succesfully )


Then it will stop printing the test page ( alignment page ) ever again.

This is a really stupid product feature on HP's part to waste ink and force people to buy more cartriges.


beukes2@gmail.com

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After changed cartrige, every time I turn on the printer,it always prints the test page.


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Test page


I had the same problem and being helped by HP operator.
first take the USB cable out of your computer, then put it off and then on again...it starts to print the test page again...then after the printer stops printing, put the just printed testpage face down on the scanner(glas) and press scan manually...after the scanning(you wait till that is finnished) and then put the printer off and on again....then connect the USB cable to the computer and that will stop the printer from printing the testpage every time you startup your printer....

hope it wil solve your problem, it did for me...

Dick van den Broek
The Hague
The Netherlands

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