[Mageia-discuss] HP all in one DeskJet 1050 J410

TJ andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 14:45:01 CEST 2011

On 09/19/2011 02:06 AM, blind Pete wrote:
> on Sun, 18 Sep 2011 17:08
> in the Usenet newsgroup gmane.linux.mageia.user
> Florian Hubold wrote:
>> Am 18.09.2011 07:01, schrieb blind Pete:
>>> on Fri, 16 Sep 2011 23:15
>>> in the Usenet newsgroup gmane.linux.mageia.user
>>> TJ wrote:
>>>> On 09/16/2011 06:56 AM, Florian Hubold wrote:
>>> [snip]
>>>>> Did you check that the printer itself prints a testpage correct
>>>>> and not that maybe the ink cardridge is dried in?
>>>> Agreed. If you haven't checked it, try making a black copy. I know that
>>>> if I don't use my Officejet for 2-3 months, the black can stop flowing.
>>>> Generally, removing the cartridge and dabbing the nozzle area with a
>>>> damp paper towel is all that's needed to get it going again.
>>> How could I test that the printer itself is working?  That is what the
>>> "Test Page" is for.
>>>>  From some distributions (Fedora 14, I think) it does print black, but
>>> that was missing something else - text I think.
>> Look at the manual, normally you hold down one key during powerup of
>> the printer, and it starts to print a selftest, which is builtin to the printer
>> itself.
>> You can also print a diagnosis page with supply materials information
>> and how many pages the printer already did and such. Should be in the manual.
>> If you can't find it, report back here and i'll find it for you.
> There are two "manuals".  One is a sheet of paper and the other is
> slightly better.  Also, there is a CD.  I can't even get an alignment
> page printed.  :-(
Have you tried generating the alignment page from the HP Device Manager?


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