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Test Page Prints Upon Power-Up

Suddenly, the test page prints each and every time I power up the printer. This has never happened before. Using a PowerMac G4, OS10.4.11

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Why does my printer only print half of a page?

Let's start by trying this:
Unplug the printer power cord from the printer and the wall.
Turn off the PC.
Disconnect the USB cable from both ends.
Plug the printer back in and turn it on.
Now, can you print a self-test page from the printer?
Make sure there is unused, plain white paper loaded in the input tray.
On the product control panel, press and hold the Power button and the Cancel (X) button at the same time.
Release both buttons. The diagnostic page prints.
If that does not work, are there any blinking lights on the printer? This document might explain them: Blinking lights.
If the self-test page does print normally, reconnect the USB cable, turn the PC back on and try to print a Windows test page:
Click the Windows icon and then click Control Panel . The Control Panel opens in a new window.
Click Hardware and Sounds .
Click Printers . The Printers folder opens.
Right-click the printer icon in the Printers folder.
Click Properties . The printer Properties window opens.
In the General tab, click Print Test Page . The Windows Printer Test Page prints.
If you have problems printing from Windows, you can try some of the troubleshooting steps in this document:
Printer Prints Blank Paper.
Finally, you may have to uninstall and reinstall the print driver.

Jun 03, 2015 | Printers & Copiers

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HP Deskjet 5650 - Troubleshooter keeps saying paper is low or out.

How to use the solutions in this document To resolve the issue, try each solution in this document, and then use the steps in this section to print a self-test report. This step determines if the product hardware functions correctly. When you have resolved the issue, and the product successfully prints a self-test report, there is no need to continue troubleshooting. Print a self-test page Follow these steps to print a self-test report.
  1. Load plain paper in the paper tray.
  2. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product.
  3. Press and hold the Power button (c01602202.gif ).
  4. Press the Resume button (c01678098.gif ) four times. The self-test page prints.
c01733891.gif IMPORTANT : Try to print a self-test report after every solution even if the solution resolves the issue.

Mar 28, 2013 | HP DeskJet 5650 InkJet Printer

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Lexmark x544 108.02 printhead error

1. Power off the printer/MFP, wait 30 seconds, and then power it on again. Did the error message return?
Yes: Continue to Step 2.No: Print a test page. If the page prints, the printer is working correctly.
If possible, connect the printer/MFP's power cord directly into a grounded wall outlet. In rare instances, a surge protector or uninterruptible power supply (UPS) can generate false error messages.Did the error message return?
Yes: Contact Lexmark @ 1-800-(539-6275) No: Print a test page. If the page prints, the printer is functioning correctly.

Aug 16, 2011 | Lexmark X544n All-In-One Laser Printer

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My Officejet 4315 All-in-One is printing very very slow How do I fix this problem? I have restarted it and unplugged then replugged it and have restarted the computer and it still prints really really...

The very first thing you need to do determine whether the issue is in the Hardware or in the Software for that on the printer .
1. Load plain paper in the tray.
2. Press the Setup button
3. Press 2 to select Print Report
4. Press 4 to select Self-Test Report . The self-test page prints.
Measure the time (in seconds) it takes for the test page to prints.If the test page prints in less than 60 seconds , this is normal print speed and you do not need to troubleshoot.If the test page prints in more than 60 seconds , go to the next step.
Important ;
Some products print faster than others. If the test page exceeds 60 seconds, and other documents you print typically take as long, the print speed is normal. Troubleshoot this issue only if your product is designed to print faster than about 60 seconds a page or if printing is slower than usual.
Check the power supply. to check the power supply you need to follow these steps.
1. Turn the product so that you can access the rear side.
2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the product.
3. Remove any devices between the product and the power outlet, such as surge suppressors or power strips.
4. Plug the power cord directly into a wall outlet.
5. Print and time a self-test again.
If the test page prints in 30 seconds or less , the problem relates to the power supply. Replace devices between the product and the power outlet, or leave the product connected directly to the wall outlet. If the test page takes significantly longer than 30 seconds to print, continue to the next solution.
Incompatible cartridges can cause the slow printing problem.
Which cartridges you use depends on your country or region. To check the cartridge compatibility you can go to this site (for hp printers) and check The number on the cartridge label must match the numbers listed on HP SureSupply.
1. Press the Power button and turn off the printer.
2. unplug the power cord. Disconnect the data cable(USB,Ethernet depending upon the the product set up). wait for 30 secs. reconnect all the cable and than try to print a test page.
if these steps resolves the issue than you dont need to continue troubleshooting or if the issue persist than Replace the Power supply for your product.

Jul 06, 2010 | HP Officejet 4315 All-in-One Printer

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Always Prints a test page at startup

unplug all the cables connected to the printer including the power cable,,
but do not power off the printer,,
remove the power cable when the printer is on,,
then tap the power button for 20 - 30 times,,
then press and hold the printer's power button for 30 seconds,,
now plug back the power cable,,
once that is done then go and allign the printer once again,,
this can be done from the menu of the printer,,
press the menu button then go to tools and then press on allign printer,,
that ill work for sure...................

Feb 13, 2010 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Everytime I turn my PSC 1510 on it prints a test page, I have new cartridges in how can I stop using all my ink unnecessarly:-(

yes, when you get test page face down the page on sccaner and press scan button after some time you get green light still, further u don't get test page again.

Jul 08, 2009 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Problem with printing test page every time switch on

this is kshitij
just scan the test page then test page will not be printed every time when all of you power on the printer.

Feb 23, 2009 | HP PSC 1410 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My hp deskjet 5150 will not stop printing

If you are using Windows XP

1. Click start then run then type in cmd then click ok.

After that in the lower right corner of your screen you should see a printer icon. Delete the queueu

If that still does not work Unplug the power from the printer then wait for 5 mins then restart your computer and turn it back on.

Nov 11, 2008 | HP DeskJet 5150 InkJet Printer

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HP psc 1315v (printer, scanner, copier) Will not print

The test page printing out every time it gets turned on is the printer's way of telling you it wants to be calibrated. Lay the test page on the scanner (follow the pictures on the test page) and scan it in. This should fix that problem and the "occasionally after waiting, something prints" problem.

Unfortunately, I don't have an answer to the "E" on the display or check printer cartridge light. Hope this helps!

Sep 06, 2008 | HP PSC 1350v All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Canon BJC 4300 InkJet Printer

i assume the cleaning method that you perform is offline (taking the cartridge our and clean them). I suggest you clean the head during the printer on.. try to perform below steps per the manual Cleaning the printer Printing the test pages Cleaning the print head I assume you do not have the manual anymore (no DVD) i list down the step below Its a bit long manual I suggest you download them from the canon website.. if you still have problem I can send to you the BJC 4300 manual Cleanning printer Make sure the printer is turned off before cleaning it. It is a good idea to unplug the AC adapter also. Do not clean the exterior of the printer with volatile liquids such as thinners, benzine, or any spray-type or chemical cleaners; doing so will damage the surface of the printer. When cleaning the printer, avoid the area near the print head on the BJ cartridge. Do not touch the print head. Ink may leak out and cause stains. Clean the printer regularly to avoid printing problems. Remove any ink mist or paper debris from the interior of the printer using a soft cloth moistened with water. Clean especially well around the platen area. If the rollers become dirty, you can clean them using a small soft brush. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft cloth moistened with water. Clean away smudges and dust. Do not use paper products (such as paper towels or tissues) to clean the inside of the printer. Printing the Test Pages You can print these test pages to check the operation of your printer and your print quality. Test A This test prints a repeating pattern of characters. Demonstration This test prints a sample page describing the printer's features. Printing the Test Page From Windows You use the Test option on the Control tab in your BJC-4300 Printer Driver for Windows to print a self test, demonstration page, or a nozzle test pattern. Before selecting a Test option, make sure paper is properly loaded in the sheet feeder (see Automatically Feeding Paper starting on page 3-7). Click on the Test option and then click on the Print button. Printing the Test Pages Using the Operators Panel To print a test page, make sure the printer is turned off and paper is loaded. Press and hold the POWER button until you hear the number of beeps that correspond to the test page you want to print. Test Page Number of Beeps Pages Printed Demonstration 1 Continuous Printing Status Information 2 1 Page Test A 3 Continuous Printing Nozzle Test 4 1 Page When you release the POWER button, the test page starts to print. *All self-test prints require Letter or A4 size paper. Using a smallersize paper for a self-test print will result in parts of the printoutbeing printed directly on the platen. All self-test prints are printed in accordance with the current printing settings (font, printing mode, etc.) *Red- Information for technician not included in the user manual Cleaning the Print Head Your printer is equipped with a print head cleaning function to ensure constant high quality printing. Cleaning the Print Head From Windows If you are using Windows, you can execute print head cleaning from the Control sheet in the printer driver. Simply click on Clean Ink Head. 4300 Chapter 4 Page 6 Cleaning the Print Head Using the Operators Panel If you want to clean the print head from the operator panel, follow these steps: 1 Make sure the printer is turned on. Make sure the green POWER light is on. 2 Press and hold the RESUME button for at least two seconds until the printer beeps twice. The POWER light will blink for several seconds while the print head is being cleaned. Perform the print head cleaning only when you encounter a print quality problem. Unnecessary and repetitious cleaning will waste ink. If you execute the print head cleaning while paper is manually loaded, the printer will eject the paper and then perform the cleaning. 4300 Chapter 4 Page 7

Aug 24, 2007 | Canon BJC 4300 InkJet Printer

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