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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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  • ppoch Dec 09, 2007

    I have tried puhing the cancel button

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    MY F380 PRINTS OUT OK BUT THERE ARE HORIZONTAL STRIPES ON BOTH BLACK AND COLOUR PRINTING. HAVE PEPLACED WITH NEW CARTRIDGES SEVERAL TIMES/CLEANED CONTACTS, BUT STILL THE SAME PROBLEM. ALSO COLOURS ON BOTH BLACK AND COLOUR PRINTING FROM PICTURES ON THE SCREEN I AM COPYING DON'T SEEM AS TRUE AS THE COLOURS ON THE COMPUTER PHOTOS I AM PRINTING. WHAT IS THE TROUBLE PLEASE?

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Printer will not work althoughscanner does

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  • lprice39 Oct 23, 2010

    i have opposite problem, printer works, but not scanner

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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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