HP Deskjet 840C Easter Egg - Print Funny Test Page

Just hold down the paper feed (bottom button) for about 10 seconds and it will print a kite with the words 'beautiful color made easy'

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Contributed By: Anonymous on 09-11-2000
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Special Requirements: HP Deskjet 840C
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TCCKyle writes:
Here's a better one, try clicking the little picture of the printer on your browser, now watch in amazement as the contents of this page grace the paper emerging from your printer! Note: This can be repeated, set a whole day aside and sit down at your computer with a box of ink cartridges and about 12 reams of paper. It's like magic, they multiply!
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ummm, sorry but that isn't an egg, it's the test page
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Lovecraft writes:
I have a Deskjet 932C When I do this I get an alternate test page, it gives the "Anything is Possible" line along with a colorful flower. This is NOT the normal test page for the printer which prints a photo quality picture of a girl.
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Phydeux writes:
Actually, this "egg" is a test page pattern that works on ALL HP PRINTERS! At least, in one form or another. Prior to the 900 series printers most of the test pages are done by holding down the power button and pressing the paper feed button FOUR times then release power. In most cases its just a set of lines to show that the jets all function. Which is really all you need. :) As for the comment by Lovecraft, that girl in the hat is NOT a test page stored in the printer. That picture would take ten times the memory the printer even HAS! Its a picture printed out by the installation program. If you look hard enough through all the installation files you'll find the image, but you'll have to change the extension to view it.
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Andy writes:
I have a hp deskjet 845c & it does the same thing as the 840c. I'm pretty sure it's the default test page & its not an egg.
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Alan writes:
This is not an egg. It's a test page that's built into the printer - It even tells you that in the manual (well it does for the 990CXi, 815c and the 600)
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Andy writes:
Hey dude! Look closely at you're so called "egg". It actually says "hp deskjet 800c series".
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[phantom] writes:
It also works on the 970c, it prints a flower and it says "Anything is possible" it takes much longer though
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Madmaxxx writes:
It works also with HP 930C. It prints: HP Deskjet 930c series then comes the flower and Anything is possible...
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Guts80 writes:
I did tried the procedures on a deskjet 880C and it printed "stunning color and quality then a not really funny picture then for everything you can
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How's that funny?
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iloveaod writes:
In case you guys didn't know, yes it is a test page. This is meant to be for customers purchasing it in a store. it is more colorful and catchy to catch customer eyes, thats why its different then the norm. thats about all i got to say about that.
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I have a deskjet940C (usb) and if i hold down the "resume" button it prints out a page with a clock/stop watch thingy.
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darren writes:
this worked on my 895cxi, but it has a shell, a soccer ball, a graph, and a flower. it says proffessional quality.
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AnakinGuy writes:
That's not the test page. The test page has a butterfly on it! It's not funny, but it is a cool little egg!
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Bryan writes:
Yes this also works on the HP Deskjet 950C series it prints a colorful flower and says anything is possible.
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Hey Dude! This is not a EGG!!! This is only a test page... This work on HP 690 series, HP 990, HP 815 and more models...
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mormongal616 writes:
I don't mean to offend anyone. I have an HP Deskjet 812c and it does the same thing. I honestly don't beleive that this is an egg. Sorry...)-:
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My 660C just printed out a test page. But the crappy graphics were funny! There is a funny rainbow.
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w0rm420 writes:
yea, this works with the HP Deskjet 932C's also. It's pretty neat :X
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IrishRichy writes:
I did this on my 640c and not only did it print a page but it played a song through the computer somehow.
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