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HP Photosmart C5100 series al-in-one, continues to show out of yellow ink, we replaced ink carttridge twice, no luck. printer stopped all operation

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Do the following, let me know if it clears or not:

  1. Press the On button to turn the printer off.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.
  3. Remove all the ink cartridges.
  4. Wait two minutes.
  5. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
  6. Press the On button to turn the printer on.
  7. Install the ink cartridges when prompted.

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Remove all the cartridges from the printer.then OFF the printer completely .remove the power cord from the back of the printer.wait for five minutes.plug the power cord.ON the printer again.then before inserting the cartridges again just clean the brown colour dotted circuit on the cartridges properly and then reinsert the cartridges again.it will work properly.

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Unplug it, remove the drivers and reinstall the drivers and then plug it back in, this should reset it, you can get the drivers from the HP website if you don't have your installation cd.

let me know if you have any questions about doing this or need anything else

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Uninstall and then reinstall the software and drivers, after this is done connect the printer and use the software to clean the printer and realign the cartridges

hope this helps

regards


Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 27, 2008

    also sounds like the electronic inkjet controllers may be faulty and not mixing the colors right


    regards




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I just replaced the cartriges in my photosmart C6180 after it was in storage for months. The error I get is 0xc18a0408 which is an ink system failure. How do I fix this so that I can print again?


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go to this link and read the informationed about ink cartridge . after a while the ink dries up and needs to be replaced, as well the printhead may need attention (possible replacement)
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maybe the cartridge is wrong, release it and clean the electrical contacts, put them again one by one, if notting happen, try this
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