Question about HP Photosmart C3180 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I replaced the black cartridge and the the printer prints an alignment page each time i start up the printer. I cant find the alignment set up program --which i have done a hundred times before .
I just got off the HP help line. After changing my black ink cartridge a test page was printing each time I turned the machine on. This is very costly, in both time and ink as the cartridges themselves for this machine hold very little ink. I tried to learn from HP tech how to turn off the test-print while keeping my color cartridge empty. It turns out that you cant do it. HP requires you to keep buying and using cartridges whether you need them or not.If you buy the color ink it will use it up in its testings. And if you dont buy the color cartridge it will use up your black ink by printing the test each time you turn on the printer. The printer was inexpensive sure, but I'm paying for it in wasted ink.
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
Unfortunately, you have to replace both the black AND the color ink cartridge. In the meantime, you can stop the test page from printing - after it starts - by pressing the cancel button on the printer.
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
Here's a link to the HP page that describes this problem. For me, it turns out my color ink cartridge was low on ink. I replaced it and the alignment page that used to print each time I turned the C3100 on no longer prints out. Hooray!!! :)
Posted on Apr 13, 2008
AFTER CHANGING BLACK CARTRIDGE MY PRINTER PRINTED TEST PAGE EVERY TIME I TURNED ON THE COMPUTER FINALY I CALLED HP TECK HETELLS ME IF THERE IS NO COLOR ON THE TEST PAGE TO REPLACE COLOR CARTRIDGE LOW AND BEHOLED THIS CORRECTED THE PROBLEM SO IF YOUR COLOR CARTRIDEG IS LOW YOU WILL HAVE THIS PROBLEM MATT
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
Yes, the problem of the alignment page printed every time the printer started up was solved by just REPLACING THE COLOR CARTRIDGE, which was low on ink indeed. Thank you.
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
Scning is ok but didnt prinet
Posted on May 02, 2008
Http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SupportTaskIndex.jsp? Go to this site and check for it.
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
Turn on the printer. WHen it asks for page then dont close the program. put a page and press the copy black button on ur printer. An allignment page will be printed and this problem will be stopped.
Posted on Apr 04, 2008
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Posted on Apr 03, 2008
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