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Ink system failure

I have been given an HP Photosmart 8230 Printer which, though unused for some time, was previously working OK. I have inserted all new ink cartridges but when installed a message appears on the screen - 'ERROR 0xc18a050a Ink system failure - ink system has failed and can no longer print. I have been told to do a 'cold reset' to see if that fixes the problem. How do I do that, or is there any other way I can get the printer working?

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I had exactly the same problem with my HP 8230 and tried all the posted sugestions with negative results till I stumbled on this site site offering an update for a different problem but added " also clears many ink system failure messages " I downloaded and installed the update and the printer burst into life and now works perfectly, which proves mine was a software problem not a hardware one. give it a try you might get lucky.

http://www.birseyindir.net/driver/HP_Photosmart_8230__Print___12760.html
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  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.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

  • HJL3 Jul 17, 2012

    This absolutely DOES NOT work on the HP Photosmart 8250, because remvoving the cartridges and closing the lid will never prompt one to install - or re-install the cartridges. And one cannot close the lid minus the cartridges unless you snap the holders back into place. And when one repowers the printer they will always get a message that they have cartridge failure, because there are no cartridges installed. So try it on your same printer with same error before you go rattling off what others should do. You obviously don't have this printer and those instructions, which I've seen, were written for another model HP printer.

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Ink system failures is a very serious problem on HP printer systems. If you have this problem you should be ready to replace your printer. However there are still troubleshooting steps that you can do to try to resolve this problem. try this Ink System Failure Trouble shooting guide.

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ok i got it...

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ok i got it...

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