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  • leanne3 Apr 08, 2009

    I have the same problem. I followed the instructions for this problem, turn off, unplug power, take out ink cartriges, wait a few minutes, plug back in, turn on, put cartriges back in. It still doesn't work, now what?

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This is easily fixed with the following key sequences. You do NOT have to open the printer and unplug a circuit board.

1) press * and # at the same time
2) press 1, 2, 3 and “support R0632M” should display
3) press > and “information menu” should display
4) press > and “configuration menu” should display
5) press OK and “hardware failure status” should display
6) press OK “failure status: clear”. Press OK to clear
7) press CANCEL
8) press CANCEL
9) press CANCEL
10) turn printer off, unplug power cord for 2 minutes, plug cord back in then turn printer back on.
NOTE: I did this and the fist time the error came back. Do the sequence again (as I did) and the error will be replaced with the usual print cartridge initialization screens. Print a test page to make sure.

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  • jrushe Sep 09, 2011

    This worked for me. Was the only solution that did. Thank you so much!

  • ecrhone Jan 19, 2013

    Worked on the second try. Thanks netbob!!!

  • ecrhone Jan 19, 2013

    Thanks Netbob. It worked on the second try.

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I have had this ink system failure message with multiple HP printers at our office. The solution involves a little bit of cover removal, but will fix the issue every time for me.

1) If you are looking at the printer FROM THE FRONT, remove the right hand side cover. On most HP printers, there are 2-3 tabs on top that will either pop out with a screwdriver under the top cover, or can be removed with screws. Make sure you have the printer powered off and UNPLUGGED.

2) On the front, bottom, right is a separate piece of plastic that is attached to the side cover that should also be removed. Remove the plastic cover from the side at this point, and you should see a circuit board.

3) There are two ribbon-type connectors on the top of the circuit board that are plugged in directly to the top, inserted towards the bottom of the printer. One is slightly wider than the other. Again, make sure your printer is powered off AND UNPLUGGED. Unplug both of these ribbons, and make sure they are not partially plugged in or touching the board.

4) Plug in, and turn back on the printer. A new Ink failure message should come up (the numbers will be different.) Click OK on this, then unplug the printer again.

5) Plug both of these ribbon cables back into their respective connectors. Turn back on the printer. It shoudl start back up, and reinitialize as if you just turned it on for the first time. The ink status will be correct, and no more ink system failure messages.

6) Put back together your printer, it should work(for now).

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0xc18a0206 ink system failure I tried taking out the brand new ink cartridges and powering down the printer. still didn't work anybody have any fixes

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Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: ink system has failed. unable

I just replaced ALL ink cartridges in my printer and I'm getting that same message. What the heck? Help?

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SOURCE: Ink system has failed. Unable to copy, receive

normally in this scenario the whole printer needs to be replaced..

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Generic problem for all Printers

Hi It worth a try nothing to lose and it may work. Error code: 0xc18a0201, 0xc18a0206, 0xc18a0306, 0xc18a030a, 0xd0620130, 0x887dd03a, 0xd05d010d, 0xf0af8004, 0xc19ac3ff, 0xc18a050...

Reset the product:
1. Without turning off the product, disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.
2. Remove the cartridges from the product.
3. Wait for the 'Insert Cartridges ' message to display on the control panel.
4. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
5. Wait 60 seconds.
6. Reconnect the power cord. If the product does not automatically turn on, press the Power button ( ).
7. Reinsert the cartridges, and then close any open doors on the product.
8. If you receive a prompt to print a calibration page, do so.
9. Reconnect the USB cable to the rear of the product, and then try printing again.
Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a HP C5180,

Issue An 0xc18xxxxx or 0xc19xxxxx ink system error code displays on the front panel. The printer cannot copy, receive faxes, or print. Solution

  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.
If the error code does not display, the issue is resolved. If the 0xc18xxxxx or 0xc19xxxxx ink system error code displays on the front panel, service the printer.

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I have a HP C5180, receiving error message 0xc18a0206 Ink System Has Failed. I have replaced all cartridges, unplugged power supply and USB cable for reset and am still receiving error message. Help! ...


Issue An 0xc18xxxxx or 0xc19xxxxx ink system error code displays on the front panel. The printer cannot copy, receive faxes, or print. Solution

  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.
If the error code does not display, the issue is resolved. If the 0xc18xxxxx or 0xc19xxxxx ink system error code displays on the front panel, service the printer.

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C5180 all in one says ink system has failed. Unable to print. Refer to printer documentation Error:0xc18a0206. All inks have been changed and message reappears. What can I do?


1: turn on printer and wayt for it to get ready
2: unplug powercord
3: press '6' and 'Select Photo'(most right of the '6') button and hold pressed
4: plug in powercord
5: keep holding key's pressed until display shuts down
6: release buttons; message "Semi NVM Reset"


trick 2:
1: press simultaious "arrow left" + "arrow right"
2: enter '1 2 3'
3: this wil get you in to mfg menu

http://computer-printer-repair.blogspot.com/2011/03/fix-hp-3210-ink-system-failure.html

Mar 08, 2011 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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I just replaced every ink cartridge for me hp c5180 and the caption is still coming up "ink system failure. error: 0xc18a0206". What do I do next so I can just print?


Hi there you can try this may work,

Your error 0xc18a0206
Solution one: Reset the product
1. Without turning off the product, disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.
1. Remove the cartridges from the product.
2. Wait for the 'Insert Cartridges ' message to display on the control panel.
3. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
4. Wait 60 seconds.
5. Reconnect the power cord. If the product does not automatically turn on, press the Power button ( ).
6. Reinsert the cartridges, and then close any open doors on the product.
7. If you receive a prompt to print a calibration page, do so.
8. Reconnect the USB cable to the rear of the product, and then try printing again.
9. If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, you need to service the product.
Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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normally in this scenario the whole printer needs to be replaced..

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