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Auto test page on the HP F 380

How do you turn off the print test page automatic function. Every time you change a cartridge it prints a test page. A big waste of ink.

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Printer will not work althoughscanner does

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Re: 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.

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