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Ink System Failure HP C5180

I have an HP photosmart C5180. After replacing a cartridge, which I have done many times before, Ink system failure with error code 0xc18a0501appears on my screen. Tried several solution with no luck. hp C6180 all in one printer, printer not recognising new cartridges, how do i reset printer??

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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.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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this type of error message is related both with the printer and the ink cartridge. You may need to change your ink cartridge that you have purchased. Or you can reset the printer. I will give you instructions on how to make a reset on the printer if changing the ink cartridge will not resolve the problem

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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