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How do I get my HP C3100 printer to stop printing a test page every time I turn it on?

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Don't turn it off. Seriously, it'll go into power down mode itself, and wake up when you need it. Also, if you use it as fax, turning it off doesn't make much sense.

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hope it wil solve your problem, it did for me...

Dick van den Broek
The Hague
The Netherlands

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