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HP Photosmart 3210 all in one

Hello, i have a printer that gives this error when i try to print something:

INK SYSTEM FAILURE The ink system has failed and can no longer print.
Refer to printer documentation. Error 0xc18a0406.
Please tell me & help me what to do

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    My name is Daniele(Italy).
    I have the same problem. My printer presents the error message:

    0xc18a0001
    Do you give me the assitance, please?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    error oxc 18a0001

  • Ruthie Mae Aug 31, 2008

    "HP PhotoSmart 3210 Ink System failure The fix for this problem turned out to be nothing more than performing a master reset of the printer. To do this you need to push the "OK", "Cancel", "Black", and "Color" button while turning off the power. This reset sequence seems to be the same for all of the HP All-in-one Printers." (per DominicG on another tech fixing site) It worked for me after HP tech offered no solution.

    Aside from taking a little coordination of both hands, it was a easy fix. I hope it works for other frustrated 3210 owners.



    Ruthie Mae
    The fix for this problem turned out to be nothing more than performing a master reset of the printer. To do this you need to push the "OK", "Cancel", "Black", and "Color" button while turning off the power. This reset sequence seems to be the same for all of the HP All-in-one Printers." (per DominicG on another tech fixing site) It worked for me after HP tech offered no solution.
    Aside from taking a little coordination of both hands, it was a easy fix. I hope it works for other frustrated 3210 owners.

    Ruthie Mae

  • Ruthie Mae Aug 31, 2008

    "HP PhotoSmart 3210 Ink System failure The fix for this problem turned out to be nothing more than performing a master reset of the printer. To do this you need to push the "OK", "Cancel", "Black", and "Color" button while turning off the power. This reset sequence seems to be the same for all of the HP All-in-one Printers." (per DominicG on another tech fixing site) It worked for me after HP tech offered no solution.

    Aside from taking a little coordination of both hands, it was a easy fix. I hope it works for other frustrated 3210 owners.



    Ruthie Mae
    The fix for this problem turned out to be nothing more than performing a master reset of the printer. To do this you need to push the "OK", "Cancel", "Black", and "Color" button while turning off the power. This reset sequence seems to be the same for all of the HP All-in-one Printers." (per DominicG on another tech fixing site) It worked for me after HP tech offered no solution.
    Aside from taking a little coordination of both hands, it was a easy fix. I hope it works for other frustrated 3210 owners.

    Ruthie Mae

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SOURCE: hp photosmart 3210 error Oxc18a0206

This is only some thing you can try it may work.
Solution 1:

1. Press and hold "left arrow" key
2. Press the "setup" key and release both keys
3. Press and release the "OK" button
4. Press and release the right arrow button until the display says “System Configuration Menu”. 2. Press and release the “OK” button.
5. Display should say “Hardware failure status”. If not there already, Arrow Key over to “Hardware failure status”,
6. Press and release the “OK” button.
7. Display should say “Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear”.
8. Press and release the “OK” Button. Message changes to “Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue”.
9. Press and release the “CANCEL” button as many times as necessary, so that, either the “Welcome to Photosmart Express” screen appears, or, the “Ink System Failure” screen appears. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO PRINT AT THIS STAGE.
10. Using the Power Button, turn the unit OFF and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet.
11. Wait 30 seconds for the power to get discharged and then plug the power cable into the wall outlet first and then into the back of the printer
12. Turn the unit on. The printer may display message “USE POWER BUTTON TO SHUTDOWN THE PRINTER” followed by “PRESS OK TO CONTINUE”. Press OK.
13. If the printer has already initialized, then go to the next step. If not, the printer will start the “ONE TIME INK INITIALIZATION PROCESS”. Allow this process to complete and do not interrupt. Once the initialization process is complete, the printer will print out a Diagnostic Page.
14. To verify printer functionality print a SELF TEST PAGE. If SELF TEST prints, then printer is ready for use or Software Installation.
15. If the error is still there, or reoccurs the printer is already defective.
Solution 2:

1. Press the On button to turn the printer off.
2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.
3. Remove all the ink cartridges.
4. Wait two minutes.
5. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
6. Press the On button to turn the printer on.
7. Install the ink cartridges when prompted.

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.

All The Best: Pineworks



Posted on Mar 14, 2010

pineworks
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SOURCE: My printer says ink system has failed. Refer to

Hi hope it work for you I found this I know your error not in here but it may work for It worth a try nothing to lose and it may work. I know your error code is not in this but it some times it clean the error with this type of error number you can gave it a go try not harm it Error code: 0xc18a0201, 0xc18a0206, 0xc18a0306, 0xc18a030a, 0xd0620130, 0x887dd03a, 0xd05d010d, 0xf0af8004, 0xc19ac3ff, 0xc18a050...

Reset the product:
1. Without turning off the product, disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.
2. Remove the cartridges from the product.
3. Wait for the 'Insert Cartridges ' message to display on the control panel.
4. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
5. Wait 60 seconds.
6. Reconnect the power cord. If the product does not automatically turn on, press the Power button ( ).
7. Reinsert the cartridges, and then close any open doors on the product.
8. If you receive a prompt to print a calibration page, do so.
9. Reconnect the USB cable to the rear of the product, and then try printing again.
Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Ink System Failure the ink

First off what is the make and model of the printer and how long have you owned it? Once I have that information I can better assist you.
thank you,
Lee

Posted on Oct 29, 2010

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