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Test page Every time i turn printer off and then back on, prints a test page. Recently replaced black ink cartridge.

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  • jwakam2003 Jul 23, 2008

    Every time i turn printer off and then back on, prints a test page. Recently replaced black ink cartridge.

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    same problem -- changed the black ink cartridge and now every time I turn it on, it prints some kind of test page that is rapidly depleting the ink. Have changed cartridge twice before but this is new.



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It seem the alignment process was not complete after you replaced the ink catridge.

Please check the link bellow to complete the alignment process:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01336397&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1146331

Good Luck

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