Ever since we moved the printer to our new Gateway with Vista, we cannot stop it from printing a test page each time we turn the printer on. We have done everything that HP has in theie solution section.
Can anyone help???
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Here's how to stop the unwanted print out of test pages.
1. Let the printer print the test page. 2. Place the printed test page in the scanner face down and wait for 10 seconds. 3. Press the scan button of the printer to scan the printed test page. Make sure that the printer scanned the document properly.
That's it. Every time you install a new cartridge, the printer aligns the print cartridge as well as testing/aligning the scanner.
Note: Try to look at the top of the test page, it should have instructions to place it in the scanner.
I hope that this will help. Thank you for using FixYa. Jas247
I know your problem and i want to know that have you changed or refill your cartridge?.
place one plain paper in the tray.
it will print the test paper
print it and place it on the scanner with the printed side down.
press the scan button from the printer
printer will blink the light for some time and stop blinking
now it didn't print test print every time you print
That was my problem, too, but noticed the test page. It has 1 2 3 steps to follow. Follow the 1 2 3 steps as indicated; and when you turn on the printer again, your problem solved, i.e. no test page printing.
I just got off the HP help line. After changing my black ink cartridge a test page was printing each time I turned the machine on. This is very costly, in both time and ink as the cartridges themselves for this machine hold very little ink. I tried to learn from HP tech how to turn off the test-print while keeping my color cartridge empty. It turns out that you cant do it. HP requires you to keep buying and using cartridges whether you need them or not.If you buy the color ink it will use it up in its testings. And if you dont buy the color cartridge it will use up your black ink by printing the test each time you turn on the printer. The printer was inexpensive sure, but I'm paying for it in wasted ink.