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Pump motor stalled hp C6280

Also, ink system failure and paper jam

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May be inktube cut, pumping motor not working, or carriage assembly problem,

Posted on Mar 28, 2014

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: i have a hp c6280

I had this same problem with my c6280.
I got fed up (HP only added frustration) and decided to trash it and buy something new.
So I figured I would take it apart and see if it was something obvious, worst thing that could happen was that the printer would not work - allready there.
Here is what I found.
Taking the covers off of this printer is not easy, but after removing all accessable screws I was able to get the covers off.
I found the pump motor on the left side of the printer (it is labled).
The pump motor has a large (approx 2 in) gear on it that is drivin by a belt with teeth.
The other end of the belt is drivin by a small (approx 3/8 in) gear.
There are two belt tensioners on each side of the belt.
PROBLEM; The belt was not riding on one of the tensioners.
This causes the belt to intermitenly engage the gears (stalled pump motor).
I put the belt back on the tensioner, put the covers back on (a real pain).
Printer now works fine.
I think that this may have been a problem out of the box because the lound clicking noise that came with the printer has also gone away.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Ink system failure

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Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Ink System Failure on a HP Photosmart C6280 All-in One

This is likely a cartridge problem except if the carriage is not moving at all. If you still have some of the used cartridges you can used them to trouble shoot by elimination ok. Or contact a nearby technician who has the cartriges to use them for trouble shooting. I strongly believe the one of the print carts is the culprit. Good luck

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Ink System Failure with error code: 0xc05d1281

I had the same problem and took Guru NinaE advice....1. Unplug power cord from back of printer while it is on. 2. Wait for 60 seconds after it is in sleep mode. 3. Press and hold "Print Photos" and "Red Eye Removal" at the same time and while holding the two buttons down, plug in the power cord into the back of the printer. 4. The printer display should go blank or Reset might show up on the display. When this happens, touch the ON button and the printer will reset itself.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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SOURCE: HP Photosmart C6280 "Ink System Failure"

Hello,
The ink failure error is caused by air in the ink feed tubes in your printer. This happens when the ink in your cartridge runs out and the printer sucks up air instead of ink. This is a very common problem with this series of printer. We have a step by step repair solution for this error posted on our web site at: www.ccl-la.com click on the printer repair pages and follow the links to your printer series.

I hope this helps, If so pleae rate our solution.

Buddy
Corporate Computer
www.ccl-la.com

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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Hello there This may work for you, it has worked for many here I given this advice so gave it a try it could work for you. Generally when this happens, something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.

First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.

If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there.

And gave the rode that the ink slides on a good clean and maybe a bit oil on cloth and wipe the rod with it.

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it must have happend because th carriage has been blocked because of the jam that was there earlier
follow the document that i am suggesting and it should work
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00300172&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=421991
if still it does not work call HP if the printer is in warranty they will replace the printer for you .......thank you ................(HAMID)

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In future, please follow these instructions and/or these to clear a paper jam on your printer.
This article describes how to reset the printer to clear the ink system failure error.
For other questions, please see your hp home support page here.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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Aug 26, 2009 | HP Photosmart C6280 Printer

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HP Photosmart C6280 "Ink System Failure"


Hello,
The ink failure error is caused by air in the ink feed tubes in your printer. This happens when the ink in your cartridge runs out and the printer sucks up air instead of ink. This is a very common problem with this series of printer. We have a step by step repair solution for this error posted on our web site at: www.ccl-la.com click on the printer repair pages and follow the links to your printer series.

I hope this helps, If so pleae rate our solution.

Buddy
Corporate Computer
www.ccl-la.com

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Please try this to clear the paper jam

  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
  3. Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
  4. Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
  5. If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
  6. If you find a piece of jammed paper, remove it by holding it with both hands and pulling firmly. The goal is to keep the paper from tearing. If several pieces are jammed together, try pulling out the middle piece first to loosen the jam.
  7. If the paper does tear, try rotating the roller gears manually to free the paper. Don't force anything, though. Do this step especially if the jam message comes up repeatedly without any obvious paper jam, there may be a small tear of paper inside.
  8. Ones the printer is free of paper Replace the toner or ink cartridge and paper trays, close any doors you opened and turn the printer back on.
  9. If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
  10. see alternative if the problem is still not solved.



alternative :
Load a piece of thick paper, for example photo paper and press the resume button (may be diffrent button on diffrent models) a few times to the printer picks up the paper and puts it through the machine.

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