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extra test page from my HP printer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Cal Who, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Cal Who

    Cal Who Flightless Bird

    After I print anything I get an extra test page from my HP printer.

    How can I stop that?

    Thanks
     
  2. Paul Randall

    Paul Randall Flightless Bird

    Tell us more about these test pages. When you print anything, have you
    always gotten one test page too, and now you are getting an extra test page?
    What is on these test pages? Blank pages? Printer's built-in test page
    like you can get when a printer is first installed? Something else?

    -Paul Randall


    " Cal Who" <CalWho@roadrunner.com> wrote in message
    news:%23$a6omcpKHA.3776@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > After I print anything I get an extra test page from my HP printer.
    >
    > How can I stop that?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
     
  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Test page? what does it actually say? Perhaps you enabled separator pages?

    Cal Who wrote:

    > After I print anything I get an extra test page from my HP printer.
    >
    > How can I stop that?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
     
  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 4, 1:41 pm, " Cal Who" <Cal...@roadrunner.com> wrote:
    > After I print anything I get an extra test page from my HP printer.
    >
    > How can I stop that?
    >
    > Thanks


    Is this an HP 4200 Series printer and did this just start happening on
    Tuesday?

    If not, then please supply more information like the printer model,
    has it been doing it forever, what do you think might have happened to
    the printer since the time it worked okay and when the issue started?

    Is it a Windows test page or an HP printer calibration/alignment page?

    If you changed printer cartridges, did you use a refilled cartridge?

    Have you followed calibration instructions if they are appropriate?
    Some HP all in one printers are sometimes not happy with any changes
    until they are properly calibrated.

    Here is one shot in the dark given the limited information:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01336397
     
  5. RajKohli

    RajKohli Flightless Bird

    I have a HP 1410PSC Printer, which require me to Scan the test page once
    after I reinstall the cartridge.

    It could be the same scenario in your case. Put your Test Page in the
    scanner press the SCAN page.

    Hope this help, let us know!

    "Cal Who" wrote:

    > After I print anything I get an extra test page from my HP printer.
    >
    > How can I stop that?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Cal Who

    Cal Who Flightless Bird

    I hadn't used the HP 1220c printer for a while. I installed new cartridges
    and found it did not work.

    Then I found in Administrative tool/Services that the Print Spooler
    has a description that's full of non-Roman characters.
    And is Manual start, so I started it and changed to Automatic and now my
    printer works.
    The service still has junk for the description.
    And I get an extra page after each printing.

    The page is the page I'd normally get if I print a test page.

    Starts with the line
    HP DeskJet
    then show squares of color so one can see if the colors are working.



    Thanks


    " Cal Who" <CalWho@roadrunner.com> wrote in message
    news:%23$a6omcpKHA.3776@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > After I print anything I get an extra test page from my HP printer.
    >
    > How can I stop that?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
     
  7. Cal Who

    Cal Who Flightless Bird

    No I've had the printer for years and never had to do that.

    But I think I wish I had to. Is that so that the printer can adjust to match
    the scanner color profile. Sounds great if it really works.

    Does it?

    Thanks

    "RajKohli" <RajKohli@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:62E48EA8-4DF8-4B61-8AB9-DC2494E7DA6D@microsoft.com...
    >I have a HP 1410PSC Printer, which require me to Scan the test page once
    > after I reinstall the cartridge.
    >
    > It could be the same scenario in your case. Put your Test Page in the
    > scanner press the SCAN page.
    >
    > Hope this help, let us know!
    >
    > "Cal Who" wrote:
    >
    >> After I print anything I get an extra test page from my HP printer.
    >>
    >> How can I stop that?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  8. Cal Who

    Cal Who Flightless Bird

    "Jose" <jose_ease@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:e2d4289c-89bf-4fa6-8701-d5d82aae13d0@u9g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
    On Feb 4, 1:41 pm, " Cal Who" <Cal...@roadrunner.com> wrote:
    > After I print anything I get an extra test page from my HP printer.
    >
    > How can I stop that?
    >
    > Thanks


    Is this an HP 4200 Series printer and did this just start happening on
    Tuesday?

    If not, then please supply more information like the printer model,
    has it been doing it forever, what do you think might have happened to
    the printer since the time it worked okay and when the issue started?

    Is it a Windows test page or an HP printer calibration/alignment page?

    I don't know. If I tell Windows to print a test page I get this but I'm
    guessing it must be the printer that knows what to print.

    Thanks


    If you changed printer cartridges, did you use a refilled cartridge?

    Have you followed calibration instructions if they are appropriate?
    Some HP all in one printers are sometimes not happy with any changes
    until they are properly calibrated.

    Here is one shot in the dark given the limited information:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01336397
     

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