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Printing Internal Tests

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Introduction

This document explains how to perform built-in internal tests on specific HP Deskjet printers.
The internal tests can be used to verify that the printer's internal firmware is functioning properly. The tests do not verify that the computer and printer connections are working properly.

Running a sample page

  1. Turn the printer on.
  2. Press and hold the RESUME button until the printer starts printing.
  3. Release the RESUME button.

Running a self-test

Running a self-test

  1. Turn the printer on.
  2. Press and hold the POWER button.
  3. Press the RESUME button four times.
  4. Release the POWER button.

Continuous "H" test

  1. Turn the printer on.
  2. Press and hold the POWER button.
  3. Press the RESUME button eight times.
  4. Release the POWER button.
NOTE: To cancel the "Continuous H" test page, press the CANCEL button once.

Page count test

  1. Turn the printer on.
  2. Press and hold the POWER button.
  3. Press the RESUME button twelve times.
  4. Release the POWER button.

Two-sided printing module (duplexer) test

  1. Press and hold down the POWER button.
  2. Press the CANCEL (X) button three times.
  3. Press the RESUME button once.
  4. Release the POWER button.

Media sense test

The following test will identify the type of media in the IN tray. Pages will continuously print until the CANCEL button is pressed.
  1. Press and hold down the POWER button.
  2. Press the CANCEL (X) button ten times.
  3. Release the POWER button.
  4. Press CANCEL after printing one or two pages.
Pages will print with the name of the printer, the serial number of the printer, and a code indicating the type of media being used. The third line says MS Result and will be followed by one of the codes listed below:
  • PLNA = plain paper
  • PHTC = photo paper
  • TRNA = transparency
  • PRMA = premium paper

Skew measurement test

  1. Press and hold down the POWER button.
  2. Press the CANCEL (X) button three times.
  3. Press the RESUME button two times.
  4. Release the POWER button.
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