11-14-2009 08:20 PM
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11-14-2009 08:32 PM
I recently changed my print cartridge and ever since I get a test page print every time I turn on the printer. What can I do to fix this problem?
You do not mention what printer model you have so it is difficult to answer your question. If you have a printer such as the PSC 1310 or 1410 the page is an alignment page. In this case you would need to load the alignment page on the scanner glass and press the "Scan" button to complete the alignment. Once the alignment has completed the alignment page will not be printed again until you change the next cartridge. See your user manual for details.
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11-14-2009 09:28 PM
01-29-2010 07:39 PM
I see this question has gone unanswered for a long time. I have the same all-in-one and am having the same problem. I have used it for two years and suddenly, the last time I changed the ink cartridge, it prints a test page every single time I turn it on. I wish HP would suggest a solution for this.
01-29-2010 08:17 PM
I never thought I'd get an answer. Nice to hear from you. I never solved the problem. I don't think it's HP thought as I have never had this problem before and have had the printer for a long time. I bought my last cartridge at London Drugs and I think that is where the problem lays. Unfortunately I have had no time to deal with it but every time that printer prints a test sheet it uses my ink. It really ticks me off.
Thanks for responding.
01-29-2010 08:25 PM
I've been buying the same ink cartridges every time at Office Depot, and this just started, even though the cartridge was the same. I have been Googling trying to find something. Someone at a tech forum said, "Just don't ever turn the printer off"! And at another tech forum, someone responded by saying to "change the settings." I have looked all through the properties and can't find a way to do this. I see this question posted on several sites but no answer. And yes, I agree about the ink waste!
12-15-2010 05:28 AM
My C3100 also started printing a test page every time I turned it on after my last cartridge change - I found this response on another HP forum:
> To stop the alignment page from printing, you'll need to complete the alignment process. So the next time it prints the page on startup, place the page on the scanner with the face down IMMEDIATELY, and press the scan button to start scanning it. Once that is done, it shouldn't print it again.
05-13-2011 12:04 PM
I have a HPc3180 and have been having this problem for over a year. I just found this site and I tried one of the tips (let it print the test page, then scan the test page) I then turned my printer off and back on and it no longer printed a test page! Thank you sooo much!!!
05-17-2011 04:27 AM
What fun to get an answer so long after I posted the question. I have long since got rid of the printer and got another HP, which has worked fine until the last cartridge change and is now doing the same thing. By the way I got this printer under warranty when the first one developed other problems. I will say HP honours the warranty - or was it Best Buy, or both.
08-31-2011 09:33 AM
I will throw this one in just in case someone else follows this thread looking for an answer. Hopefully it might be of some help.
My 1315 had the same issue after a year of use. For some reason the problem seemed to appear when I only changed one of the cartridges instead of both. I corrected the issue when I unplugged the power, pressed and held the power switch for a few seconds to reset everything. I powered the printer backup and let it go through the alignement process to completion.
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