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My HP Photosmart C5180 will not print black. there are no error messages and i have tried 3 cartridges, cleaned it etc, still nothing, i have to change the text colour to dark grey or any other colour to print.

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    same stinking problem...got the message "color cartridge failed" with ink indicator at 80% and was printing in black & white for a while in the backup mode, but lately it wont print at all. This problem began only a couple of months after initial installation, so I am abit leary about buying new ink cartridge in light of the exorbitant cost. Hewlett Pocketed my money and now I am stuck with this P.O.S -- they ought to be brought upon charges!

  • shearor Mar 21, 2009

    identical to two existing posts

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    Same here! stinking printer my old 1 worked fine now i got the c5180 and its **** wil not print i tried everything.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    Samsies

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    sMine will not print black either and I've replaced black cartridge 3 times and reset the printer with HP teck help. We got it to eventually print black only to have it stop printing several data later. Took same steps and I cannot get it to print today.

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you are good at taking things apart and not destroying them, then the problem can usually be fixed easily.

Remove the ink carts.
on either side of the carrage there is a screw, remove both of them.

CAREFULLY slide out the silver bar those screws are holding. Be sure to note its orentation for putting the thing back in later.

also carefully remove the silver "fingers".

remove the black clip/cover on the right side of the carrage that covers the ribbon cables.

lift the head (you see 4 nipples in there-- that is the top of the head assembly)

gently pull out the ribbon cables.

on the bottom of the head is 2 screws, remove them

now the head will come into 4 parts. Nipples, Gasket, nozzle block, and a metal guard.

get some windex with amonia.

soak the parts for a day or 2.

blot dry, then let it set for atleast 2 days to be sure it is COMPLETELY dry.

reassemble, charge the ink, do the printers head cleaning, and boom. back in business.

this works 90% of the time

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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SOURCE: HP Photosmart C5180 will not read new ink cartridge

Same problem with the yellow cartridge, tried pulling power cable out and removed all cartridges then power on and reinstalled carts.
No change. On the way to take it back to the retailer I dropped by Cartridge World and by off chance asked about the printer, they ended up weighing the cartridges and discovered my new cart had no ink in it. A new cart fixed the problem much to my relief.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Black ink not working on HP C5180 Photosmart

Try a hard restart, which simply means unplugging the power cord of the printer, and replugging it after one minute has passed. If that does not work, then rerun the CD used to install the printer. Both techniques reprogram the electronics, to a certain extent.
You can also visit the HP website, to see what solutions are being offered for various printer problems. They probably have a number to call, in case you need to talk to a technician.
Hope these suggestions help you out.

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Ink System Failure HP C5180

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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SOURCE: HP C5180 photosmart keep turning off and on. Will

This is due to ON/OFF switch is having the issue. Repair/replace the switch with the help of expert engineer/service center experts will resolve your problem.

Revert back for more assistance.

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