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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

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Thx dude

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Re: prints test page every time the printer is turned on

After this page is printed, put this on the scanning glass and press scan button, to complete calibration process...

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Re: prints test page every time the printer is turned on

This might be an alignment page. To get it to stop, you will have to go through the alignment and new cartrige setup in the hp software. This should be located under Start/All Programs/HP folder. I'm not sure what the software would be called but it should be easy to do if you have the HP software installed. Hope this helps!

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

Dick van den Broek
The Hague
The Netherlands

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