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How to reset an HP printer waste ink tank aborber (only work on certain models) Second Method

Press and hold the “left arrow” key.
Press the “Setup” key and release both keys.
Display should say “Enter Special Key Combo”
Press and release the “OK” button.

The Display should say “Support” and display the FW rev (something like R0616R)

Press and release the right arrow button until the display says “System Configuration Menu”.

Press and release the “OK” button.

The display should say “Hardware failure status”. If not there already, Arrow Key over to “Hardware failure status”,

Press and release the “OK” button.

The display should say “Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear”.

Press and release the “OK” Button. Message changes to “Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue”.

Press and release the “CANCEL” button as many times as necessary, so that, either the “Welcome to Photosmart Express” screen appears, or, the “Ink System Failure” screen appears.

DO NOT TRY TO PRINT AT THIS STAGE.

Using the Power Button, turn the unit OFF and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet.

Wait 30 seconds for the power to get discharged and then plug the power cable into the wall outlet first and then into the back of the printer

Turn the unit on. The printer may display the message “USE POWER BUTTON TO SHUTDOWN THE PRINTER” followed by “PRESS OK TO CONTINUE”.

Press OK. The Printer will start the “ONE TIME INK INITIALIZATION PROCESS”. Allow this process to complete and do not interrupt. Once the initialization process is complete, the printer will print out a Diagnostic Page.

To verify printer functionality print a SELF TEST PAGE. If SELF TEST prints, then printer is ready for use or Software Installation.

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error code 0xc18a0201


Hi.

The code means Ink System Failure. First disconnect power cord to reset the printer and test using different cartridges.

If that does not work try the procedure below:

"Press and hold the "left arrow" key.

Press the "Setup" key and release both keys.

Display should say "Enter Special Key Combo"
Press and release the "OK" button

1. Press and release the right arrow button until the display says "System Configuration Menu".
2. Press and release the "OK" button.
3. Display should say "Hardware failure status". If not there already, Arrow Key over to "Hardware failure status",
4. Press and release the "OK" button.
5. Display should say "Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear".
6. Press and release the "OK" Button. Message changes to "Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue".
7. Press and release the "CANCEL" button as many times as necessary, so that, either the "Welcome to Photosmart Express" screen appears, or, the "Ink System Failure" screen appears. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO PRINT AT THIS STAGE.
8. Using the Power Button, turn the unit OFF and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet.
9. Wait 30 seconds for the power to get discharged and then plug the power cable into the wall outlet first and then into the back of the printer
10. Turn the unit on. The printer may display message "USE POWER BUTTON TO SHUTDOWN THE PRINTER" followed by "PRESS OK TO CONTINUE". Press OK.
11. If the printer has already initialized, then go to the next step. If not, the printer will start the "ONE TIME INK INITIALIZATION PROCESS". Allow this process to complete and do not interrupt. Once the initialization process is complete, the printer will print out a Diagnostic Page.

12. To verify printer functionality print a SELF TEST PAGE. If SELF TEST prints, then printer is ready for use.


NOTE: If the error is still there, or reoccurs replace the unit."

Procedure from http://www.fixyourownprinter.com

Apr 23, 2011 | HP Photosmart C5180 All-In-One InkJet...

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error : Oxc 18a0206


here.. check this out. a solution to your problem.
These are reset instructions designed to clear most of hp errors starting with 0xc...It works on different hp models.. it could work on you too.

Semi reset
1. While your printer is on.. unplug to power cable from the printer.
2. Press and hold the "OK" and "HELP" buttons while you plug the power cable at the back of the printer. Try these steps to reset your printer to default setting.

Full reset
1. Press & hold " * " key...(asterisk sign)
2. While holding the " * ", press "#" key and then release both keys..."Enter Special Key Combo" will be displayed...
3. Press "1", "2" and "3" to display Support...
4 Press ">" right arrow button and release when System Config Menu appear....then click OK
5. Press arrow key to display Hardware Failure Status...click OK....
6. When Hardware Failure Status:Clear appeared, press "OK" to clear...
7. Press "OK" again to display "Hardware Failure Status Cleared. Press Cancel To Continue".....
8. Press "CANCEL" as many times to display "Welcome To Photosmart Express" or "Ink System Failure".....
9. The last part is to turn off the printer and unplug at the back...wait for 30 sec, then plug and turn on the printer...if asked, press "OK" to continue and allow the "One Time Ink Initialization" to proceed..After this try to print...

If you find the reset solutions helpful...Please rate this solution and vote YES ..thanks..

Jul 30, 2010 | HP Photosmart 3210 Printer

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Ink system failure. States ink system has failed, unable mto print. Error 0xc18a0201


Try the following tricks:
Press and hold the “left arrow” key.
Press the “Setup” key and release both keys.
Display should say “Enter Special Key Combo”
Press and release the “Ok” button Press and release the right arrow button until the display says “System Configuration Menu”.
Press and release the “Ok” button.
Display should say “Hardware failure status”. If not there already, Arrow Key over to “Hardware failure status”,
Press and release the “Ok” button.
Display should say “Hardware failure status: Clear.
Press Ok to clear”.
Press and release the “Ok” Button. Message changes to “Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue”.
Press and release the “Cancel” button as many times as necessary, so that, either the “Welcome to
Photosmart Express” screen appears, or, the “Ink System Failure” screen appears.Please do not try to Print at this stage.
Using the Power Button, turn the unit Off and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet.
Wait 30 seconds for the power to get discharged and then plug the power cable into the wall outlet first and then into the back of the printer.
Turn the unit on. The printer may display message “Use only the power button to shut down the printer” followed
by “Press Ok to continue”. Press Ok. If the printer has already initialized, then go to the next step. If not, the printer will start the
“One time ink initialization process”. Allow this process to complete and do not interrupt. Once the initialization process is complete, the printer will print out a Diagnostic Page.
To verify printer functionality print a Self Test Page. If Self Test prints, then printer is ready for use.
Good luck, Thanks for using FixYa.

Jun 03, 2010 | HP Photosmart C6280 Printer

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all alarms lights blinking


OK I had the hp error code 0xc18a0001 problem and here is the conversation I had with the tech...
James Cowan: HP error code 0xc18a0001
Earnest: I will assist you in this regard. I understand that a error code with 0xc18a0001 with "Ink System failure" is displayed on the front panel of the All-In-One printer. Am I correct?
James Cowan: Correct
Earnest: May I have the model number of All-In-One you are using?
James Cowan: c6250
Earnest: Please let me know the room temperature in which printer is replaced
James Cowan: 67 degrees F
Earnest:: OK. Please perform the below steps on the front panel of the printer to resolve the issue
James Cowan: OK
Earnest:: Press and hold the "left arrow" key. Press the "Setup" key and release both keys, display should say "Enter Special Key Combo". Press and release the "OK" button
Earnest: Please ignore the above steps
James Cowan: OK yes nothing seemed to do anything
Earnest: Please perform the below steps on the front panel of the printer. Press and Hold the "Print Photos" & "Red Eye Removal" buttons. Release both buttons. Display should say"Enter Special Key Combo". Press and release in sequence"Red Eye Removal", "Print Photos", "Red Eye Removal"
Earnest: Display should say "Support" and display the FW rev (something like R0616R)
James Cowan: COxxFN0723BR
Earnest: OK. Press and release the right arrow button until the display says "System Configuration Menu"
James Cowan: OK
Earnest: Press and release the "OK" button
James Cowan: OK and it says hardware failure status
Earnest: Display should say "Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear". Press and release the "OK" Button. Message changes to "Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue". Press and release the "CANCEL" button as many times as necessary, so that, either the "Welcome to Photosmart Express" screen appears, or, the "Ink System Failure" screen appears. Please do not try to print at this stage
James Cowan: OK
Earnest: Using the Power Button, turn the unit OFF and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet. Let me know once you are done with the above steps
James Cowan: OK its unplugged
Earnest: Wait 30 seconds for the power to get discharged and then plug the power cable into the wall outlet first and then into the back of the printer. Turn the unit on. The printer may display message "Use POWER button to shutdown the printer" followed by "Press OK to continue". Press OK
James Cowan: OK
Earnest: Let me know the message displaying on the front panel of the printer
James Cowan: printer preparation occuring - do not interrupt
Earnest: OK
James Cowan: OK its done
Earnest: Let us print a self test page from the printer now
James Cowan: OK deal
Earnest: 1) Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain, white paper into the input tray
2) Make sure that the printer is on and loaded with unused plain, white paper
3) Press Setup. The Setup menu appears
4) Press the down arrow button to select Tools and then press OK
5) Press the down arrow button to select Self-test Report , and press OK. The self-test report prints
James Cowan: OK printing
Earnest: OK, please check whether all the colors pritned perfectly on the test page
James Cowan: Perfect
Earnest: Great... Cheers!!!
James Cowan: Thank you very much
Earnest: Now you can continue using the printer.

1. We Jam [arrow To the left], afterwards press the button "Adjustment (Setup)", afterwards release - appears the menu "Enter Special Key Combo".
It Is Recommended, but me this did not be necessary: Jam both buttons "Seal photo (Print Photos)" and "Correction to photographies (Red Eye Removal)", afterwards release them. Hereon press and release by turns "Correction to photographies (Red Eye Removal)", "Seal photo (Print Photos)", "Correction to photographies (Red Eye Removal)".
2. Now we press [arrow To the right] until we shall move to point "System Configuration".
3. We Press OK.
4. We Press [arrow To the right] until we shall get to "Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear". If beside You printer works orderly, that this point in menu not will. It is Important: not to print hereon!
5. We Switch off the printer, include once again.

All, code of the error discarded.

Sep 28, 2009 | HP Deskjet F4180 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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JIRO


See if this helps to solve your issue, it is a link directly to the support page that speaks of this 0x...errors.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&docname=c00489814&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
It explains a way to possibly restore factory defaults on the unit. If unsuccessful they suggest to contact HP for further assistance.

Jul 07, 2008 | HP Photosmart C5180 All-In-One InkJet...

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