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My Hp 3100 test prints every time I turn it on. How do I fix that

My Hp 3100 test prints every time I turn it on. I've tried uninsalling and reinstalling software, but it still wants to test print. How do I fix that? Thank you in advace. Scott

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  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    Yes I heve the same problem.

    And a do'nt like it.

  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2008

    I have the same problem and can't any help from the Geek boys or HP technicians.

  • jjearoe Oct 01, 2008

    I have the same problem.

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    i have C3150 and it tins the test page everytime i turn on the printer. can someone help please.



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It seems the alignment was not sucessfull after you had replaced the ink cartridges:

Please try the steps in the link mentioned bellow to complete the alignment process:

Good Luck

Posted on Oct 06, 2008


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