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How to change zone/region for HP Photosmart C3180

We have HP Photosmart C3180 printer from Japan (Zone 3)and was shipped to the Philippines (Zone 1). The original cartridges was supposed to be HP132 & HP136. However those cartridges were not available in the Philippines instead HP92 & HP93. How can we change the Zone/region code of the printer so that we could use cartridges from the Philippines (HP92 & HP93)? Thanks

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    I have a HP 6210 All-In-One printer. Same problem. HP will not get another cent out of me for regional coding of their products. It's a market controlling strategy that only works against their customers. HP can make all the profits they like, but it sure won't be coming out of my pocket anymore. 

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A RESET HAS TO BE DONE ON THE PRINTER. NO OTHER WAY POSSIBLE WITHOUT DOING A RESET. CALL UP CUSTOMER CARE. WAIT FOR A CALL FROM THE BACK END TEAM...THEY WOULD ASSIST YOU WITH IT WITHIN 24 HOURS. RESET WOULD BE DONE FOR REGIONALIZATION ISSUE. NOTE : ONLY 3 MAXIMUM RESETS POSSIBLE FOR THE UNIT.

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I have a HP Photosmart C3180 that I bought in the US and now trying to install UK cartridges, but it tells me that the cartridge is incorrect. How do I re-set the printer to accept the UK cartridges?


The reason behind this is the regionalization capability of your product. The printer sets its region/zone after printing a few pages with a particular ink cartridge, once the region/zone is set, the printer would only recognize ink cartridges that are bought from the region/zone it's set to. You can click on the link to determine the compatible cartridges that you may use with your printer.

Only certain cartridges are compatible with your product. This document lists compatible cartridges by country/region. Use one of the following methods to check which cartridges are compatible with your product.Click on the link below for more information.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01573152&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1146331&tmp_track_link=ot_search

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To change the region there is a special report to be printed from the printer from which some numbers are to be taken which belong to the printers firmware these numbers are to be given to HP they ll run an algorithm on it and then it can be regionalized... one printer can only change a region 3 times....


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1. Press Setup until Preferences appears, and then press OK.
2. Press until Set Language & Country/Region appears, and then press OK.
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5. Press to select the appropriate country/region, and then press OK.
6. When prompted, press to select Yes or No, and then press OK.
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Currently, it's a very convoluted process involving a phone call to HP tech support. Unless things have changed, you are also restricted to changing the region code 3 times over the lifetime of the printer. Having said that...see this page here at FixYa:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t465196-change_region_codess_printer_hp_c3180

HP Tech Support number is: 1-800-474-6836

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Just call 1*800*474*6836. Only higher techs are allowed to reset the region of the printer. Don't worry if the printer is already out of warranty. You will still not be billed, just make sure that the cartridges are still in warranty. Then tell the agent that you have a problem in regionalizing the inks. HP will support that problem for free if the ink is still under warranty. You can find the end of warranty date of the ink on the cartridge itself.

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The cartridges even change in every country to make the printer work - let me state you how.....as per www.hp.com
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Now, hold down the CTRL key and double click on the HP logo in the bottom corner.

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Enter these codes in the top five boxes:
0229, 8572, 8308, 5992, 4000.
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