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Why does my HP 1500 prints a test page every time I begin touse it???

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As soon as the printer prints the test page or alignment page place it on the scanner glass (Place the printed side down) before that Examine the scanner glass and white scan backing. Clean the scanner glass and scan backing if they are not clean. To clean the scanner glass and scan backing, use a soft cloth towel slightly dampened with clean water.
After That press scan on the printer button panel it will resolve your issue.
Try to double check it by turning it off and turning the printer back on after 2 minute's. If still the problem exists call HP Total Care 800 - 474 - 6836 if you are from US/Canada.
) Lift the lid of the product.
2) Place the top of alignment page face down in the right front corner of the glass.
3) Place the alignment page face down
4) Close the lid.
5) Press the Start Scan button.
6) The Power button light will blink during the alignment process.
7) After the Power button light stops blinking, alignment is complete.

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Here's how to stop the unwanted print out of test pages.

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0.gif Re: Re: HP PSC 1513 all in one test page always pr by Anonymous (12/12/07 6:14 AM) reply + / - Subject : How to disable the test page that always prints when you switch on the HP PSC 1513 all-in-one printer.

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