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How to stop test pages permenantly in desk jet 2600

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deskjet 2600
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My feeling very bad about how my printer uses my catridge ink liberally with printing too many test pages. I do not want them at all, but I could not find a way to cancel permenently. The softwaone HP uses is one of the least user friendly. Design does not make the concept of user friendliness but easiness to find a setting makes it perfect and unfortunately HP is not at that place. 

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@gkalkanmd 

 

If you have not already done so, check / consider...

 

Printing Test Pages is normally a deliberate act, that is, you have to request these.

In the case of a printer without a text screen, test pages are printed using various buttons on the printer.

 

How-to Document

 Printing Self-Test Pages

 

What else?

 

One way to determine what is going on is to read what is being printed.

 

If, for example, the "test" is actually an Alignment scan sheet, the printer wants you to complete the alignment (place sheet on printer glass and scan).

 

If the sheet is garbled, partial, or unreadable, this is not a "test" page, it is an error - perhaps caused by a bad wireless connection or an indication that the Firmware needs to be updated.

 

What else?

 

Read the  User Guide

At the least, read Chapter 8 - Solve a Problem - Starting on Page 75

 

What else?

 

Try using the Print and Scan Doctor to see if the doctor software can find any issues.

 

Print and Scan Doctor - Diagnostics - Printing  (Scroll down to see link)

 

Printer  Home Page - References and Resources – Learn about your Printer  - Solve Problems

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