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I have a HP Photosmart 8250 printer. This printer has brand new ink installed but is displaying an error code  0xc18a030a. I am truly hoping someone can help!!

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  • kylaostrom Dec 16, 2008

    The printer is reporting an error code and it is saying INK FAILURE. Then it refuses to print. It displays the error code already listed. Any help at all would be soo greatly appreciated! I have brand new ink installed, and this machine has barely been used. HELP!

  • martynt Dec 21, 2008

    Ink cartridge dates expired installed new set, same error code!!

  • Kaires Dec 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. I just installed new ink as well.

  • blackshoe13 Dec 28, 2008

    same problem. first error was my ink was out of date, so i spent 60+ $$ on new ink only to get the new error code, HP contacted me and told me that it could be static electricity, out of date firmware or a broke machine. don't see how it could be croke when all i did was replace the ink and used it a few days ago.

  • astixjr Jan 13, 2009

    Same problem. Only used it two or three times, two years ago. Printed maybe ten pages in all. Hooked it up, got the expired ink message, spent $60.00 + on new ink and got the 0xc18a030a error code. Can't clear it. HELP!

  • nlh17556 Apr 01, 2009

    Same error code. HELP!

  • Juanita Vega
    Juanita Vega May 11, 2010

    can you please explain in more detail about tour problem cause when i look up that error code i'm not finding it

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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 (I have a HP Photosmart - c01602202.gif ).
  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.

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I have a HP Photosmart 8250 printer. The printer is reporting an error code 0xc18a030a and it is saying INK FAILURE. Then it refuses to print. Any help at all would be soo greatly appreciated! HELP!. I am...


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 (c01602202.gif ).
  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.

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Ink System Failure error code is 0xc18a0101


Hi I found this I know your error not in here but it may work for It worth a try nothing to lose and it may work. I know your error code is not in this but it some times it clean the error with this type of error number you can gave it a go try not harm it 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

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i guess your printer has reach the printing warranty.. try to search in the web on how to reset your printer, ^^

Feb 15, 2009 | HP Photosmart 8250 InkJet Printer

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Ink system failure


IssueAn 0xc18xxxxx or 0xc19xxxxx ink system error code displays on the front panel. The printer cannot copy, receive faxes, or print. 
Solution
Press the On button to turn the printer off. 
Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.
Remove all the ink cartridges.
Wait two minutes.
Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
Press the On button to turn the printer on. 
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.

Dec 03, 2008 | HP Photosmart 8250 InkJet Printer

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Ink system failure


Hi ok try this I found this I know your error not in here but it may work for It worth a try nothing to lose and it may work. I know your error code is not in this but it some times it clean the error with this type of error number you can gave it a go try not harm it 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

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HP Photosmart 8250 Ink System Failure,error code Oxc18a0007. I've tried HP site for solutions with no success. Also tried re-installing software,replacing ink (all genuine HP) but no luck!


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.

Jun 17, 2008 | HP - HP Photosmart 8250 printer

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Ink system failure


Hi I found this I know your error not in here but it may work for It worth a try nothing to lose and it may work. I know your error code is not in this but it some times it clean the error with this type of error number you can gave it a go try not harm it 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

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