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Disable checking printer function on startup

Go to print on hp 7610, and printer goes into "checking printer" mode. this happens EVERY time i print. wastes time and ink. a opain in teh keester. how to disable?

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Okay, just chatted online with an HP tech, and she helped me solve the problem!

She said: the printer prints an alignment page everytime you turn on due to incomplete initialization process.

Turn off the printer and Turn on.
Please unplug the usbcable.

  1. Lift the scanner lid of the product.
  2. Place the top of alignment page face down in the left front corner of the glass.
  3. Place the alignment page face down
  4. Close the scanner lid of the printer.
  5. Press the Scan button.
  6. The On/Resume light will blink during the alignment process.
  7. After the On/Resume light stops blinking, alignment is complete.
  8. Turn off printer and Turn on.
It shouldn't print the alignment page any more! :)
Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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SOURCE: auto test page on the HP F 380

I don't know this personally, but you should be able to hit the power button and turn it off right after you load the cartridges. then power back on. That might do the trick.

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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SOURCE: mp780 waste ink full

Enter Service Mode : Menu – Scan – Copy – Scan
Select #7 PRINTER in the service mode, and
input “0” at # 5 INK ABS CAPA.

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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SOURCE: HP Business Inkjet 1200 printer always prints the Alignment Page

Normal 0 Could have a corrupt driver.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: My HP Business Inkjet 1200 printer always prints

Some of print heads may be failed.First clean very well the contacts on the print heads and printer using piece of cotton and some alcohol.If not help look which color don't print and replace that print head.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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There may just be some type of configuration issue going on if you don't have a drive installed in this printer. If there is no drive installed the printer drivers may be functioning as if there's one present which results in this error. I'm providing you with a few possible solutions as it is more difficult to pinpoint an issue when you don't have access to the device.

If it is a configuration issue you can try these steps:

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mode and make sure it's disabled.

2. Printer Hard Disk should be disabled.
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3. If you had to disable one or both features then the very last thing that you want to do is try printing a multiple page document to see if this worked.

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On Computer:

Click on Start >> Control Panel >> Printer and Faxes >>

check which Icon is enabled if Fax is Enabled Just Disable it By right clicking on it and Disable.

Now Right Click on Printer Icon then select " Use Printer Online"

then set it as Default Printer.

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