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HP8600 endless prepration mode before printing

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Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)


My HP8600 performs endless "preparation" before printing. The heads go left and right, stop, make some noise, then it starts again left/right...

This sequence can last up to 5 minutes!  Suddenly it prints perfectly one sheet!

Right after, it will do the same for the next sheet.


The problem is INSIDE the printer, nothing to do with the computer setting/driver :  When I ask for a report using the screen of the machine, it does the same.


1) I reset it from scratch.

2) I checked inside. Did not find the smalest piece of paper.

3) I read everything I can find here or on the web, but no solution yet.


The printer only has 3000 prints on the counter.

Please help me 😉   Thank you.

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