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Printing three test pattern pages on every power up

I repaced one of the printer heads and every time I power the plotter up it prints three test pages and then it works fine. The problem is it does this every time I power it on. I have a Model#C7796A DesignJet 100
Thank you for your help....Jackie

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  • jrgentry1 May 28, 2008

    What steps do I take for the clean and calibrate to be completed?
    Thanks IB4G2008


  • jrgentry1 May 29, 2008

    I just installed the maintenance program but still can not

    find it on my PC???


    Thanks IB4G2008


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That means that the clean and calibrate was incomplete after replacing the one print cartridge

Posted on May 28, 2008

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 28, 2008

    it's on the printer manager and maintenance options

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 29, 2008

    ahh..ok...you'll find it under start programs..should be right there

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