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All lights flashing

I need to know how to re-set the HP C3180. As soon as the power goes on the 'Quality ' indicator starts with one star, then two stars, then the third and last star (this takes about 5 seconds) and then all the lights start flashing. When I push the on/off button it never goes off, just starts again with the stars and then the flashing. HP offered a semifull re-set solution but it didn't work. So I was looking for a full reset solution please.

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  • samhuff Feb 07, 2008

    when plugged in all lights flash,, after a few seconds of check paper, check print cartridge. tired restarting printer pushing all buttons.



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This is HP's "Full Reset" solution:

1. Turn the HP All-in-One off.
2. Unplug the power cord.
3. Wait a minute, then plug the power cord
back in.
4. Turn the HP All-in-One back on.

Is that what you have already tried?

Posted on Feb 26, 2008


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