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Ink System Failure Fix for Some HP Printers

Hewlett Packard Ink System Failure Error Fix (tested C6180)

  1. Press and hold the "*" key.
  2. Press the "#" key and release both keys. Display should say "Enter Special Key Combo"
  3. Press and release in sequence the "1", "2" and "3" buttons. screen says "support" R0631M
  4. Press and release the right arrow button until the display says "System Configuration Menu".
  5. Press and release the "OK" button.
  6. Display should say "Hardware failure status". If not there already, Arrow Key over to "Hardware failure status",
  7. Press and release the "OK" button.
  8. Display should say "Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear".
  9. Press and release the "OK" Button. Message changes to "Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue".
  10. 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.
  11. Using the Power Button, turn the unit OFF and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet.
  12. 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
  13. Turn the unit on. The printer may display 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.
I hope this helps
Regards GM

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I'm getting the following message on my HP Photosmart C6180. Ink system has failed. Unable to copy, receive faxes, or print. Error: 0xc18a0201


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.

Aug 23, 2011 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Ink system failure error message Oxc18a0106. How do I fix this?


Hello.
Try this
Hewlett Packard Ink System Failure Error Fix (tested C6180) 1- Press and hold the "*" key. 2- Press the "#" key and release both keys. Display should say "Enter Special Key Combo" 3- Press and release in sequence the "1", "2" and "3" buttons. screen says "support" R0631M 4. Press and release the right arrow button until the display says "System Configuration Menu". 5. Press and release the "OK" button. 6. Display should say "Hardware failure status". If not there already, Arrow Key over to "Hardware failure status", 7. Press and release the "OK" button. 8. Display should say "Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear". 9. Press and release the "OK" Button. Message changes to "Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue". 10. 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. 11. Using the Power Button, turn the unit OFF and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet. 12. 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 13. Turn the unit on. The printer may display 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.
I hope this helps Regards GM

Jul 15, 2011 | HP Photosmart C7280 Printer

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Ink system has failed.Unable to print. Error:0xc19a0021.What can I do?


Hewlett Packard Ink System Failure Error Fix (tested C6180) 1- Press and hold the "*" key. 2- Press the "#" key and release both keys. Display should say "Enter Special Key Combo" 3- Press and release in sequence the "1", "2" and "3" buttons. screen says "support" R0631M 4. Press and release the right arrow button until the display says "System Configuration Menu". 5. Press and release the "OK" button. 6. Display should say "Hardware failure status". If not there already, Arrow Key over to "Hardware failure status", 7. Press and release the "OK" button. 8. Display should say "Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear". 9. Press and release the "OK" Button. Message changes to "Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue". 10. 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. 11. Using the Power Button, turn the unit OFF and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet. 12. 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 13. Turn the unit on. The printer may display 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.
I hope this helps Regards GM

Jul 01, 2011 | HP Photosmart C5180 All-In-One InkJet...

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