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HP 8250 Printer restarts after shut off

When I shut off the printer it restarts after a few seconds. Screen shows the symbol which appears on the ON button; underneath it reads 008BC789. The light on the PHOTO TRAY button blinks. I shut off printer and after a few seconds it restarts. After three or four cycles it
remains off. Next time I use it, same thing.


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I have a problem with my hp 8250 the error code Oxc18a030a keeps on coming up and says to put my 8250 off than on every time i do this the same message appears

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Hp 8250 photo smart printer


That's mean printer is working fine, Download HP Printing Diagnostic Utility and run. Find out the errors which appear after run Diagnostic Utility.

If you still facing then try to updete printer driver or software.

Use Device Update
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Double-click the update .exe file you downloaded from the HP Web site.
    • When prompted by the Software Update utility, accept the device update. The Device Update Wizard opens on your computer.
  2. At the Welcome screen, click Next.The Select a Device screen displays.
  3. Select your HP All-in-One from the list, and then click Next.The Important Information screen displays.
  4. Make sure your computer and device meet the requirements listed.
  5. If you meet the requirements, click Update.A progress bar or other such designator displays.
  6. Do not disconnect, shut down, or otherwise disturb the HP All-in-One while the updateis occurring.
Note : If you disrupt the update, or an error message displays that indicates that the updatefailed, click Contact HPon this page for assistance.After your HP All-in-One restarts, the Update Complete screen displayson the computer and a test page prints from the All-in-One. 7. The All-in-One is updated. It is now safe to use your HP All-in-One.

I hope it will fix the issue. After doing all these things if you still facing the same problem then you need to download printer driver and installed on your computer.

First you have to check which operating system is used with your product? And download software from here ( you need to download HP Full Feature Software and Drivers)

Uninstall the software
Method one

Disconnect the HP All-in-One from the computer.
Click Start , Programs or All Programs , point to Hewlett-Packard , then HP PSC 1500 All-in-One series , and then click Uninstall software .
Follow the on-screen instructions.
If asked to remove shared files, click No . Other programs that use these files might not work properly if the files are deleted.
Restart the computer.

Method two
Use this method if the Uninstall Software option is not available in the Windows Start menu.

Click Start , point to Settings , and then click Control Panel .
Double-click Add/Remove Programs .
Select HP PSC & OfficeJet 4.5 , and then click Change/Remove . Follow the on-screen instructions.
Disconnect the HP All-in-One from the computer.
Restart the computer.

Then reinstall the printer driver again.

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I had same problem, and i solved it.
I opened my hp 8250 and removed it`s battery. It is located on left side of the printer, on the main board. You need to remove plastic covers , and then remove 3 screws holding board. You can move board just enough to get damn battery out of there. Now it works perfect!
I can send you some piccs if you need help.

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first download the software/drivers for the printer from the link below.

second sign in as administrator or your account may have those privledges already. during the install if there is a spot make sure that the printer is available to all users.

any other issues or it's still not working please leave a comment here ... i'll sort it out or someone more knowledgable then myself will.

One thing you may know off hand but might not have been asked. Is that a 64 bit operating system by chance... also designated as x64.


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