Question about Printers & Copiers

3 Answers

Won't print after changing ink cartridge

Error message 'ink system failure' error code 0xc18a0106

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,110 Answers

Push OK, CANCEL, BLACK, & COLOR all at once while turning the printer off, turn it back on. I had to do this 2 times to get it to work and then it went through a long period of maintanence before I could print

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

  • Sibananda Jena
    Sibananda Jena Jan 01, 2009

    or try this



    Open the hood and from the right of the printer look down into the left
    end of the printer to the area immediately behind the BLACK ink
    cartridge. There is a white peristaltic pump here with the words
    "Micropump" on it. This pump has six tubes which are used to pump the
    six ink colors (Black, Cyan, photo Cyan, Magenta, photo Magenta, and
    Yellow). There is also a small connector with about a dozen blue wires
    above the pump.



    Toward the left outside of the printer is a WHITE gear (hidden from
    view) that drives the pump. The gear itself is driven by another gear
    driven by a dark belt that is driven by a small motor.

    You can see this gear and belt inside the printer above the pump and the connector with blue wires.



    In *MY* case the WHITE gear that drive the pump had come off the axle
    and was laying around the area nearer to the rear of the printer by the
    clear plastic optical encoder (this is about 2 inches from the pump
    toward the rear of the printer).



    Using a small mirror you may be able to see this, or you may feel
    around for the loose gear. You might be able to shake the printer and
    confirm that this gear has come off.



    If you have a gear that has slipped off, the Good News is, it can be
    repaired. The bad news is, that you have to take a LOT of the printer
    apart to get to it. This involves:



    Be methodical about keeping track of screws!



    1) Removing the left and right small front panels. (The right front panel is where you stick in the memory cards).



    2) Remove the left and right side panels.



    3) Disconnect the connectors from the top scanner unit that connect to
    the main circuit board where the USB and Network connectors are.



    4) Disengage and remove the top scanner sub assembly by releasing the
    two hinge clips. Remove each hinge screw and pull straight up to remove
    the hinge.



    5) Remove the inner plastic cover (this exposes the interior of the printer).



    6) Remove the power supply by pulling on the "pull ring" and pulling out from the back of the printer.



    7) Release the power supply connector from the metal chassis and unthread the wires that are hooked in the metal chassis.



    8) Remove the rear plastic frame by removing two screws. The left screw anchors the left metal chassis plate.



    9) Remove the left plate which now exposes the pump, gears, belt and motor.



    10) Pull the belt and gear off the shaft by releasing the retention
    clip that holds the gear on the axle. This now allows you access to the
    pump.



    11) Reattach the white gear to the hexagonal shaft of the pump.



    12) Now reassemble the whole mess in reverse order.





    Once I put everything back together, the printer spent several minutes
    (perhaps 5 minutes) priming the systems with the newly functional ink
    pump. I had also done a OOM NVM Reset (Non-Volatile Memory Reset) using
    the procedure outlined by "sweetie" above. I'm not sure this step was
    necessary.



    Good luck.



    NateOceanside@hotmail.com





    Comment posted on Jan 28, 2008

    View from inside the printer.






    Top view. The wayward gear is jammed in the slot at left. The Black,
    Yellow and photo Cyan cartridges are at the bottom of the photo.

    Comment posted on Jan 28, 2008

    After the left side cover and power supply have been removed the jammed gear can be accessed.




    Two gears and belt ready for reassembly.




    Reassembled and ready to go. Lower right is the motor with drive belt
    looped arount the large dark gear. The missing white gear has been
    replaced. The clear disk at left with black pattern is the optical
    encoder. The peristaltic pump is marked "micropump". The six black
    tubes that exit the pump supply ink to the printheads.

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 3,422 Answers

HI,

Please let me know the make and model no. of your printer.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 163 Answers

What is the model number of your printer?

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

  • ronny2051 Jan 01, 2009

    Push OK, CANCEL, BLACK, & COLOR all at once while turning the printer off, turn it back on.


  • ronny2051 Jan 01, 2009

    or follow the blow link:

    http://www.fixya.com/support/t297123-ink...

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Error: 0xc18a0106


replace the print head unit not the cartridge.

Jun 17, 2012 | HP Photosmart C7180 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Error 0xc18a0106


This is most common error in inkjet HP inkjet printers.But you are not mentioned model number, any how try this:
Step 1.
> Remove all the supplies like print heads & cartridges..
> Remove USB or any other device connectivity from system.
> Switch off the printer.
> Wait couple of minutes.
> Switch on the printer, wait till printer asked for the supplies.
> Insert supplies as per specified messages.
> Check for ready mode, insert data cable & give print command.
>>>Check.. no message.. END.
Step 2:
> If problem remain same..(I will suggest for tech guys)
> switch off the machine, remove all the supplies
> Open printer side covers.
> find out the CMOS batter mounted on formatter ,remove it..
> wait couple of minutes..
> with out CMOS batter do the above said step 1 process.
> check.. I hope it will resolve this issue..give print command.. verify..once its resolved CMOS batter has to be installed.
> Switch off the machine,
> insert CMOS battery,
> do again step1 process,,..
......END....
Best of luck...Thanks for choosing FIXYA

Dec 12, 2011 | HP PhotoSmart Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

Hp d7160 error code 0xc18a0106 any ideas how to solve?


mportant: If your error message includes the words 'ink system failure ,' check your cartridges before reading this document. If you use any of the following cartridges, refer instead to 'Ink System Failure' Message Displays on the Control Panel (c01458034) to solve this error:Solution one: Reset the product
  1. Without turning off the product, disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.note.pngNOTE:The USB cable connects to the port on the rear of the product. The port is labeled with the USB icon (c01424575.gif ).Figure 2: Example USB connection (your product might not look exactly the same as this example)c01651067.gif
  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.
  10. Try printing again.

Oct 07, 2011 | HP Photosmart D7160 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Hp photosmart c6188 PRINTER ERROR 0XC18A0106


The product displays a '0x ... ' error message. The exact text of the error varies by product, but it is usually preceded by the word 'Error .' c01733891.gifImportant: If your error message includes the words 'ink system failure ,' check your cartridges before reading this document. If you use any of the following cartridges, refer instead to 'Ink System Failure' Message Displays on the Control Panel (c01458034) (in English) to solve this error: Solution one: Reset the product
  1. Without turning off the product, disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product. NOTE: The USB cable connects to the port on the back of the product. The port is labeled with the USB icon (c01424575.gif ). Figure 2: Example USB connection (your product might not look exactly the same as this example)c01651067.gif
  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.
Solution two: Service the product If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product

Dec 27, 2010 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

3 Answers

0xc18a0106 error from hp 3310 printer.... ink system has failed


That error code indicates a Ink system failure error message. Ink system failed mainly caused by your cartridge spitting extra inks into the copper contacts inside the printer. All you need is to remove all cartridge, clean the copper contacts at the back of it, clean also the contacts inside the printer (cartridge slots). Insert it back in after cleaning, unplug the power cord without turning off the printer, wait for 1 min before plugging it back in. Let me know the result.

Nov 23, 2010 | HP Photosmart 3310 Printer

1 Answer

Have a hp 3310 it says ink system failure error 0xc18a0106 it wont print,scan,copy and it does have enough ink. thank 4 ur help


Turn off the machine using the power button, unplug the power cord from the back of the machine, remove the ink cartridges, wait 2 min, plug the power cord back in, press the on button, wait until the printer prompts that the ink cartridges are missing, then replace the ink cartridges. If this doesn't clear the error then you may need to re-prime ink through the system to clear the error. There are good instructions for doing this at http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/hp-photosmart-ink-system-failure-1/.

Feb 20, 2010 | HP Photosmart 3310 All-In-One InkJet...

5 Answers

Error message


If you are getting inksystem failure along with Error 0xc18a0106 then contact HP support, if you are not getting ink system failure along with Error 0xc18a0106 then power cycle the printer and then reset, this will resolve the issue.

Jul 03, 2007 | HP Photosmart 3210 Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Printers & Copiers Logo

Related Topics:

141 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Printers & Copiers Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96417 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1461 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...