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Test Page I changed by black ink cartridge with a new one and now whenever I turn on the printer it prints a test page. Only the top part of the page can be read. The rest is straight lines. How do I stop the test page? Thanks

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I have the same problem. After I turn on the printer, I just hit cancel on the printer before it prints the page.

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Use hp inks

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Place the ink cartridge back in the carriage. Close the cover. Turn the printer off for a minute.

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