How to Perform a Self-Test on an HP Inkjet Printer

How to Perform a Self-Test on an HP Inkjet Printer. If you are having trouble with your printer, the best place to start when trying to figure out the problem is to print a self-test page. A test page can tell you many things such as whether or not your ink cartridges are in good working order. Follow these steps to perform a self-test on an HP inkjet printer.

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Click the "start" menu on your computer's desktop. This will be the button on the lower left hand side of your computer screen.

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From the start menu, click on "settings." From the settings menu, select "printers."

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Find your printer on the list of printers that will come up. Right click on your printer; this will make a small menu pop up.

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Move your mouse over to "properties" and click it. From properties select "open toolbox."

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Now select "print a test page." Your printer will begin printing your test page.