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Keep printing test sheets

Every time i turn the printer on, it print a test sheet. I tried the earlier suggestion regarding "open HP Director and click on the factory settings button". The factory setting button was not avaliable only the apply button. The printer is a HP PSC 1510v all-in one

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  • space222 Jan 22, 2008

    It is a HP test page

  • scanqueen333 Jan 30, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. When I turn the printer on, it runs a test page. I take the test page and scan it. It happens every time the printer is turned on. Scanning does not stop it. Now I just leave my printer on 24/7 because it is a waste of ink.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    Printer is an HP PSC 1510 All In One It prints a test sheet when it is first turned on and also first thing in the morning even though it has not been turned off - also during the day after it has not been used for some hours

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    i already scaned the page.
    same problem
    i guess it s because the color ink is below 50%
    also, pressing the cancel button after power on does not help

  • Keeza Apr 16, 2008

    Every time I turn the printer on it prints a test page

  • Bhawnani Apr 28, 2008

    everytime the printer is turned on the print test page is printed first

  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    hp printer keeps printintg test page

  • jesseth Aug 07, 2008

    once i open my printer, the test print always comes first everytime i open. how will i know the soultion of this matter?

  • cshields175 Aug 08, 2008

    Keeps printing the test page so I leave it on all the time. It will also not align the cartridges when I replace them.

  • Anonymous Oct 12, 2008

    Same thing here. HP REALLY SUCKS.

  • squizy Feb 03, 2009

    I have the hp C3180, on the face of it an excellant design BUT the ink catridges are tiny 5 x 4 x 3 cm they contain less than 50ml of ink. The Hp programme is designed to waste ink with excessive wiping of the heads on start up, excessive high quality printing and alignment at new cartridge installation. The programme should ask us IF we wish to perform these functions BEFORE stealing our ink. This IS theft. Are there any lawyers out there ? OR would HP like to to put there house in order by revising their programme. Who will join me in a class action to get compensation? Ted

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    None of the solutions presented here are working on my psc 1510, and I cannot complete the alignment because the scanner is not working... I think this will be the last HP printer I will buy, really ****!

  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor May 11, 2010

    is that the same as the "calibration page?"

  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor May 11, 2010

    Is it a windows test page or a HP one?



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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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I had the same problem. Here's the solution:

1) Disconnect the power plug of the printer
2) Reconnect the power plug and at the seem time hold the first button (cancel) until you see the light flashing. As soon as you see it start flashing, release the cancel button. It will flash even faster for a moment.

After I reset my printer this way, it stopped trying to re-align on power-up.

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If your printer is automatically print a test page every time you turn it on, try this: You literally have to turn it off, disconnect printer (with the USB port) from the computer, turn it back on (with the USB port still disconnected from the computer) and run a test alignment page, turn the printer off, reconnect the USB and then turn it on again. If you don't it will print a color alignment page every single time you turn it on. I hope this helps!

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The problem is, you need both black and color cartridges to complete the alignment process. If you don't use color printing (like me and many other users), it won't accept the test page as a correct one and will print it again and again.The way I deal with this problem is that I keep the test page I printed when I bought the printer and had the alignment test for the first time, and I scan it every time I replace the ink. The alignment is far from perfect, though, and there is no way to do it yourself manually.

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Posted on Dec 23, 2008

I had the same problem.

After I have reset my printer everying Works fine.

To reset the printer.
1) Disconnect the power plug of the printer
2) Reconnect the power plug and at the seem time hold the first button (cancel) until you see the light flashing.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

Here's my solution to the test page print problem --

Immediately after you turn the printer on press the CANCEL button. This stops the printer from running the test page routine.

If you find that you sometimes forget to press the CANCEL button or delay pressing it, you may want to get in the habit or removing all the paper from the paper tray when you have finished all your print jobs and intend to turn off the printer. Obviously the test page cannot print if the paper tray is empty.

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You can bypass the cartidge alignment process. Steps for the various models are given at:

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

I had the same problem and after working with a HP technician discovered that the HP alignment page will continue to print until a successful alignment is completed. The HP technician stated that in order for a successful alignment to occur both cartridges need to be at least 50% full. In my case I replaced the black cartridge but, the color cartridge had less than 50% ink. I replaced the color cartridge, performed the alignment and the alignment page stopped printing. What a waste of ink.

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

  • leonmadrid54 Oct 27, 2012

    yours is the best advice,thanks.


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LEAVE THE PRINTER ON 24/7. What an excellant idea from cshields175 to leave the printer on 24/7, at say an average power use of 5Kw this will cost less than $10 ( £8 ) for the YEAR. So HP have now caused us to seek economies by wasting power, evidence for future proof of their global irresponsibility. Class action groups please note. HP please get your house in order this month, by going green you may actually increase sales ! Ted

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