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HP Photosmart all in one C3180

HP has region codes on the C3180 printers to jack up ink cartridges in Europe. You can set U.S. region code into printer and us less expensive (same) ink cartridge. HP black 334, color 343 do a 10 tab test on the printer by holding down cancel button and start color copy. this will print out region code. open print page, hold down ctl key and doublew click on the HP logo. enter these codes in the 5 boxes: 0229, 8572, 8308, 5992, 4000. The total box should read 27047. You printer will now accept US ink cartidge 92-black, 93 color from HP.

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  • budaors Dec 06, 2007

    YES, YES I have exactly the same problem! A phoned with hp helpdesk in Hungary number of times and they promised solving my problem. I have got from my father the ink 92, 93 from US - I was happy with them, till I didn't want to install. Don't tell, they couldn't do it. The main problem, that it doesn't print the test page!!! And after all nothing to talk about! I made the procedure you mentioned above but it is helpless. It writes something that want to fix, but very quickly. I would be soooo grateful if you could help me. :(((((

  • typhoonrob Dec 13, 2007

    I have the same problem but on photosmart D7160 The printer was supplied set to the wrong region if any one can tell me how to change it I would be very gratefull

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Just replaced both ink cartridges. Test page was fine. Can make a color copy but can not print in color. I have checked all the settings.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    australia to europe



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My suggestion: Don't buy HP. I have the same region coding problem. All I want to do is buy HP ink, put it in my HP printer and print stuff. Too hard. I've wasted 30 pounds on ink and another 30 pounds on "support" phone calls to HP. Hopeless. I will never buy HP again. Waste of time and money.

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Does this Apply to the C4180? I baught some HP 95 / 98 cartridges from the US and my printer does not accept them as it is European. I changed the country setting in the printer setup menu from Germany to US and still does not accept them.


Any suggestions?



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Open the printer from the "Printers and Faxes" folder and go to Printer -> Properties


On the "General" tab, click "Printing Preferences"


Now, hold down the CTRL key and double click on the HP logo in the bottom corner.


Enter these codes in the top five boxes:
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I looked at the problem you have, I worked with HP before in All-in-one.
My personel advice is that please do not make any changes on your own.
The printer region can be changed only three times, so be carefull.

I suggest you to contact HP chat support, this support is free of cost.

Please click on the web link given below and select your product and start over with an online HP technician.

Have a great day!

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