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Turning off the tester on my printer

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I do not know how to stop my printer from doing an automatic test every time I switch my printer on, it is HP, it is so annoying as it is using an awful lot of ink every time it does this. I would really appreciate any helpwith this. I have tried to do it myself, but I am very limited regarding the necessary procedures with both computers and printers!! My email address is j.burger@hotmail.com

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I have the same problem, and I haven't figured out how to stop the page from starting to print, but I immediately press the "cancel" button when the paper is drawn into the printer, so the printer will kick out the page before it applies any ink to the paper. Pressing the "cancel" button clears the printer, so it's ready to print what I want to print.

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Http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01336397&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1146331
you need to have both cartridges installed, working, with ink. are you refilling cartridges? i do that too but after a while it needs replacement. one of the drawbacks of a cheap printer

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