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HP1500 Alignment Test page keeps printing

My HP1500 does the same thing - continues to print the alignment page every time it is turned on. I have tried removing and re-installing the print cartridge and even disconnecting/reconnecting the printer - nothing seems to help. It IS an HP print cartridge - someone mentioned the problem could be caused by an unathentic cartridge (that is not the case here).

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Re: HP1500 Alignment Test page keeps printing

I just had the same problem on a PSC1350 after putting in a new black cart. Try this:

  • Open HP Director
  • On the main window select Settings>Print Settings>Printer Toolbox
  • Open the Configuration Tab
  • At bottom right click "Factory Settings" button then "Apply"
A configuration warning popped up explaining that 'd be changing settings used by the driver. I clicked ok. AOK. (I did do an alignment just before this, but it's probably not required to fix the prob.

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HP PCS1402 keeps printing test sheet on start up

Have u recently changed ur ink cartridge ? If so the printer is printing an alignment page . Turn it off then on , so it prints the alignment page. load the alignment page on the scanner glass and press the "Scan" button to complete the alignment. Once the alignment has completed the alignment page will not be printed again until you change the next cartridge. See your user manual for details.

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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.


Nov 27, 2010 | HP Photosmart Premium C309A All-In-One...

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I changed the ink cartrige,it keeps saying alignment cancelled and the copy button keeps flashing - when i open it up the ink cartrige wont slide back out it seems stuck.

The printer needs to be aligned and it wasn't done after changing the catridge so it does not want to continue. Have you tried pushing the flashing copy button to print another alignment page? Do you know how to align the printer?

After changing a cartridge the printer wants to print an alignment page to make sure that it prints correctly. Some printers have you print a page and they auto align themselves. Others cue you to print the alignment page which has a picture or other graphics that are in specific places and then it instructs you to insert the alignment page face down and press "ok". The printer scans the alignment page and configures the print heads to set up by the marks. It uses the alignment page as a map of where the print should be on the paper.

Try unplugging the printer from the power supply and wait about 30 seconds. Then plug it back in and turn it on. The display should say "print alignment page". Choose yes or confirm to continue. Your printer will either print the page and align itself, or print the page and tell you to insert it and continue. Either way follow the prompts and complete the alignment process in order to continue printing as normal.

If you are unable to get the printer to reset and start the alignment procedure over again, please advise and I will help you solve this problem.

Nov 06, 2010 | HP PSC 2210 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have a HP PSC 1410 printer Every time I turn it on, it prints a "Test Page". The Check cartridge light is On, but I just had the cartridges filled. "E" shows in the Copies section I am only printing...

I suspect by "Test Page" you may mean alignment page. If the printer senses a problem with black or yellow colors it will continue putting out this page each time you start the printer. Be sure you correctly installed the print cartridges then follow the instructions on the paper to scan it and do a proper alignment. If you have done the alignment chances are something is wrong with your ink. I recommend against getting carts refilled. In the future be sure to use a new name brand ink cart to ensure proper printing. Please consult the following page for detailed diagrams:
If it is truly printing a Windows logo test page I'm sorry for time waste.

Oct 17, 2010 | Printers & Copiers

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Alienment sheet prints every time I print a page.

just put the printed alignment test page paper on scanner glass and press the scan button to complete the process. It is alignment process which is printer is doing for self testing after installing new cartridge. Just finish the process.
. It is necessary to after aligning the page it need to scan with the scanner. Otherwise it keeps pop up.
Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
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Mar 15, 2010 | HP PSC 1315 All-in-One Printer...

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Printer prints test page every time i turn it on how do i stop this

It wants to align the cartridges so you have to have both color and black ink installed, and it needs all of the colors to do the alignment. Until it passes alignment it will keep printing that page.

Oct 29, 2009 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer prints a test page every time it is turned on.

Hi everyone

After replacing the print cartridges 2 steps need to be done:

1. Wait for the test page to be printed out and

2. Put a page over the scanner glass and press scan button on your


Turn off the printer and turn it on again to see if the problem was


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Dec 19, 2008 | HP PSC 1350 All-In-One Thermal Printer

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Every time i turn the printer on it prints an alignment page

I think the alignment page is printing every time you turn on the all-in-one.

Remove the USB cable from the all-in-one and keep the alignment page face down on the scanner glass and press scan button.

Now turn off the printer and turn on and check whether it printed again or not.

Jun 12, 2008 | HP Photosmart C3180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Keep printing test sheets

A lot of HP printers print a page to enable the print head alignment and calabration. This normally orcurs when a cartridge has been changed. If the alignment page fails then it will reprint alignment page until it can align.

So, you need to get that page it prints and place it on the glass and press scan, then it will complete alignment and be ready to rock.

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How do you align your printer

WTF...wheres the solution. Bunch a ****!

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