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).
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"
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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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.
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.
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: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00473766&tmp_track_link=ot_recdoc/c00447737/en_us/c00473766/loc:1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=441115 If it is truly printing a Windows logo test page I'm sorry for time waste.
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. Thanks. Have a good day. Have a nice day and do not forget to rate please...!
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.