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Test Page Prints Everytime Printer Cuts On

When printer is turned off and cut back on, a test page prints out each time. This didn't start happening until I installed a new printer cartridge. Losing ink! Help!

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Re: Test Page Prints Everytime Printer Cuts On

This is happen when you install an new catridge or refill one printer is automatically adjust the catridge by alingment so you do one thing when you switch on printer and it will print something just read the instrction and follow them bcoz you need to setup the alingment thing . when the print is come out just place it in to the scanner and just press the scan button the printer will store the setting and next time not print the extra page bcoz the setup is completed.


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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


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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Everytime I turn my HP PhotosmartC3180 on, it prints a test page.

I think probably it's a print alignment page, if you read the page it will probably give you instructions to place the page on to the scanner at the top and press a button for it to scan and automatically set the alignment. Do so and it should fix it :)

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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.
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Hi Siddarth

In HP PSC 1315 printer after replacing new Ink Cartridges the printer always prints Alignment test page every time you turn it ON.To resolve this problem you must complete the alignment process.


1.Turn the printer ON.
2.Once its ON, it will print the Alignment page. Place the page in the scanner bed correctly.
3.Then Press START SCAN button.
4.The power light will start blinking, wait until the power lights turns solid.
5.Now Alignment process is over.Discard the paper from scanner.
6.Turn the printer OFF and then ON, it will not print that page again.

Note:Please follow this steps every time when you replace the Cartridges.


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Print the test page and place it into the scanner, remember to place the paper in the correct direction. Then press the start scan button on the printer. Let the scanner do the scan and if it is successful, the printer is ready for use. If it failed, then the orange led for check paper will flash slowly. If every thing is done in the correct sequence but get failed from time to time, then you may need to get the scanned image of the test page to see what the scanner is seeing.

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this is because you have not completed the alignment yet

> unplug the usb cable from the printer
> turn off the printer and turn it on
> let it print the test page
> after that keep the test page facing down on the scanner glass and press the scan button on the printer
> you will see the light on the printer flashing
> wait for a minute
> then plug the usb cable back to the printer
> thats it!!!
> check whether you have the same problem

thanks and regards

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MY test page always prints


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.
>> Place the Test sheet staright on the scanner glass facing down towards right hand corner.
>>Press the scan button(color), the Power ON light will start flashing, wait until it stops flashing.
>>Alignmnet process completed.

Thank You

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