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Hp c8180 printer ink system failure

I nk system has failed, unable tto print. error 0xc18a0001.red flashing light stays on

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Check your inkjets pullout ,put back turn off try again

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Check the cartages of your printer may be need to replace.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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    check out the link :

    http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/...

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    from a link;
    Issue Cause: 
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    The is related to the physical condition or the All-in-One unit. However, I suggest you to perform the following steps. 
    Solution 1: 
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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. 
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com 
    NOTE: Clicking the links may give an error indicating it is invalid. If this occurs, copy the portion of the address on the remaining line(s) and paste it at the end of the address showing in your browser until the complete address is displayed in the Address box. 
    Now, check the functionality, if the issue persists, please perform the below steps.

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HP Photosmart C8180 - Ink System Failure - Oxc18a0101


i had exactly this error message. Rang HP. They said it was a hardware failure, they couldn't fix over phone, would cost 2x cost of new printer to fix, but they offered me 20% discount on new printer if ordered over the phone.

But with some fiddling, problem now resolved. Here's what I did:

- press Red Eye Removal and Print Photos button together
- goes to Mfg Commands -> Enter Special Keys Combo. Press OK
- uaiux Support page (some code) -> click right arrow key until you get to System Configuration Menu - click oK
- should say hardware failure status - click OK
- says hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear
- I clicked OK on this and system reset itself and problem was solved

Jun 24, 2009 | HP Photosmart C8180 InkJet Printer

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ERROR 0XC18A0001


Hi there,
Press the On button to turn off the printer. 
Unplug the power cord and universal serial bus (USB) cable from the back of the printer.
Wait for 30 seconds.
Plug the power cord back into the printer.
Press the On button to turn the printer on. 
If Ink system failure does not display, the issue is resolved; reconnect the USB cable and resume using the printer. 

If the previous steps have not cleared the message, let us update the printer Firmware and check.

Please click on the below provided web link :

http://h10025.www1.hp.com

Once you open that web link, please follow the steps provided below :

Installation Instructions 

1. Disconnect all other USB devices from the PC. 

2. With the HP Photosmart 8250 series printer directly connected to the PC, click on "FirmwareEnable_Release.EXE"

3. If the ink system failure condition returns contact HP to service the printer.

Note: Do not use this patch if there is any visible ink around the product. In this case contact HP to service the printer.

This should resolve the issue.

Good Luck!!

May 06, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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PRINTER NOT ABLE TO PRINT


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These error codes indicate that the product has an internal condition. Solution one: Reset the product Use the instructions below to resolve the issue by restarting the product.
  1. Disconnect the Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable from the back of the product, but leave the product turned on.
  2. Open the cover of the product and remove the print cartridges.
  3. Close the cover and wait for the Insert Ink Cartridges message to display.
  4. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product and wait for one minute.
  5. Reconnect the power cord. If the product does not automatically turn on, press the Power button.
  6. Open the cover and reinsert the print cartridges.
  7. Close the cover. If prompted, print a calibration page.
  8. Reconnect the USB cable, and try to print a print job from the computer.
Solution two: Service the product If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product.

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Ink system has failed. Error:0xc18a0001 my printer is HP Photosmart C6280 All-in-One i have an Error massage (Ink System Failure)it says: ink system has failed. unable to print. refer to printer...


ok i got it...

Press and Hold the “Print Photos” &”Red Eye Removal” buttons. Release both buttons. Display should say”Enter Special Key Combo”

Press and release in sequence”Red Eye Removal”,”Print Photos”,”Red Eye Removal”

Display should say “Support” and display the FW rev: COxxFN0723BR (or something like that)

Press and release the right arrow button until the display says “System Configuration Menu"

Press and release the “OK” button.
Display should say “Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear”.
Press and release the “OK” Button. Message changes to “Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue”.

Press and release the “CANCEL” button as many times as necessary, so that, either the “Welcome to Photosmart Express” screen appears, or, the “Ink System Failure” screen appears. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO PRINT AT THIS STAGE.

Using the Power Button, turn the unit OFF and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet.

Wait 30 seconds for the power to get discharged and then plug the power cable into the wall outlet first and then into the back of the printer

Turn the unit on. The printer may display message “USE POWER BUTTON TO SHUTDOWN THE PRINTER” followed by “PRESS OK TO CONTINUE”. Press OK.

the printer will get ready as if it were starting perfectly for a first time, it will say something like: printer preparation occuring - do not interrupt

print a test page:
1) Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain, white paper into the input tray.
2) Make sure that the printer is on and loaded with unused plain, white paper.
3) Press Setup . The Setup menu appears.
4) Press the down arrow button to select Tools , and then press OK .
5) Press the down arrow button to select Self-test Report , and press OK . The self-test report prints.

if this doesn't work, i'd call hp support.

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