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The color test box shows up whjen turned on thats all it will do

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This means that the monitor is working properly, but it is not getting a signal from the video card. Make sure the connection from the monitor to the computer is secure and tight. If the connection is good, you should check your video card settings.



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How to check the ink level onC4480 printer

To check the ink levels from the HP Photosmart Software
1. In the HP Solution Center, click Settings, point to Print Settings, and then click Printer Toolbox.
NOTE: You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog box. In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Features tab, and then click the Printer Services button.
The Printer Toolbox appears.
2. Click the Estimated Ink Level tab.
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Print a self-test report
1. Load A4 unused plain white paper into the input tray.
2. Press and hold the Cancel button and then press the Start Copy Color button.
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Old wiring off knob an tube ; 70 yr old 3 way switches , dont know which of 3 wires are the grd. ??????? installed 2 new 3 way switches no directions , different arrangment of screw taps blows ...

As a precaution, always take photos of your wiring before replacing anything.
And when replacing 3-way switches, do 1 switch until it's right, and then do next switch.
That's for people who read this later.
Now let's get your wiring project finished.
Separate all the wires inside both boxes so you can test.
Is there a bare ground wire inside the box?
Are the boxes metal?
More later if you do not have a grounded box***

We are going to find the Hot wire from breaker box.
Use ordinary tester.
Tape tester leads to wood sticks so hands are away from power
Turn on the power.
All your wires are separated and you do not have a metal screwdriver between your teeth.
You are standing on a dry indoor surface and are not touching anything metal
Power is ON
Test each wire to bare ground wire -or- to metal box
You are testing all 6 wires >> 3 wires for Switch 1 and 3 wires for Switch 2
One-and-only-one of the 6 wires will light up the tester
When tester lights up, that is the Hot wire from breaker.
Let's assume you can identify hot wire from breaker box (more later if needed)**

The hot wire from breaker box connects to the dark-colored screw on the new 3-way switch.
Look at your new 3-way switch >>> it has 1 dark screw and 2 brass-colored screws.
The Hot wire from breaker box connects to dark screw.
The other two wires connect to the two brass-colored screws in any order.

You connected these 3 wires with the power turned OFF

Now we have Switch 1 complete.
The other switch, Switch 2 is incomplete.
Three wires at Wwitch 2 are still separated so you can test.

Turn the power back on
We want to test the other three wires
Let's say Switch 1 is in UP position
Test three wires to bare ground or to metal box
Find which wire is HOT at Switch 2 location
Let's assume you can discover the Hot wire >>> mark this wire and it will connect to a brass-colored screw on Switch 2

Now let's move Switch 1 to the DOWN position
We changed the position of Switch 1 to DOWN, but we're still testing the wires at Switch 2 location

Re-test the remaining two wires at Switch 2 to see which is HOT
The remaining 2 wires >>> one of these wires will test Hot >> that wire goes to the other brass screw on Switch 2
So now you know both wires that connect to brass-colored screws on Switch 2
The remaining wire at Switch 2 connects to the dark-colored screw.

Whew, problem solved, time for a beer.

**But wait, how can you test for HOT if you don't have a ground wire -and- what if metal box was not grounded?
Hopefully you will have other wires covered with a wire nut or tape that are shoved to back of the box >>> you will have to pull those wire out. These will be the Neutral wires. Test your wires to the neutral just as if they were the ground wire. And then use same testing steps above.

Now it's time for a beer (or more depending on when guest are arriving)
Please reply back if you run into a snag.

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Color mismatch

This is kind of hard to diagnose with just what you list. However there are a few things you can do to test it further.
What I usually do is open up Microsoft paint (start-all programs-accessories- the click on paint)
Then make a small box and print the 3 primary colors plus black (red, blue, yellow) see if all three colors print. My guess is only one will print (blue) if this is the case then the ink cartridge is most likely dried up or defective. Also if you have not printed something in a very long time this can also cause the cartridge to dry up. Again this is based on a guess that I think your cartridge might be dried up. However it can be a number of other items.
Also some printers have there own test pages you can run that can also tell you what colors are working and what colors are not.
Thanks again
Hope this helps you out a little bit.

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Screen is showing "Self test feature check" in a box with primary colors floating around the screen.

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