My Hp c6180 printer has error masage " Improper shut down"
The printer keeps on shutting off and then on continously. I tried to unplug and plug back again ,but it does not work. The message stays on the screen for less than a second and the on -off cycle continues non- stop.
Re: My Hp c6180 printer has error masage " Improper shut...
I had the same problem. Try shutting it down by holding the off button and unplugging it for a few seconds from the back of the printer. Wait a couple of minutes and them plug it back in. Make sure you are connect to a wall outlet and not a power strip or surge protector.
If this doesn't work, hold down the #6 key while cord back from the printer.
Hopefully one of these two would work.
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Try what they call a hard boot. In other words completely power down ththe printer by either removing the power cord or shutting down via the power button. If this does not work try to enter the menu and clear the arror code manually. Hope this helps.
here. try to reset your printer. this will clear annoying error displayed on your printer
1. Remove all cables 2. Unplug the printer power. 3. Press and Hold down # and 6 on the keyboard. 4. Plug the power cord back in. 5. Then release the buttons....after successful boot operation, try to print.
If that did not work.. you can also try this. 1. Press/Hold down the HELP and OK button..then unplug printer..release the button 2
Press/Hold down the HELP and OK button again..then plug the printer back in. Just Press and hold down the button while you wait for the printer to turn on (it could take a minute) 3 Now release the buttons and power it back on. 4 Error message will be displayed “improper shut down” 5 Press OK to reset the printer 6. Press both HELP and OK button again to start the resetting procedure of the printer.
Now try printing again...
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Strange because I have the same issue, and I've had this printer for over 3 years but the problem just started about a month ago.
I reset the printer by:
1) Unplug power to the printer
2) Hold #6 on the keyboard
3) Plug power cord back in while holding #6
Eventually (10 seconds?) the printer will shut down. Once it does, release #6 and power up the printer again.
Warning: This reset all the configuration settings.
This works for me, but there is still an issue because I have to repeat this every time I turn off/on the printer.
You need to reset the printer. I had the same exact problem with a C6150. Unplug the power cord from back "while printer power is on" (doesn't have to be fully booted just turning on). Wait 20 seconds, hold # and 6 keys together and plug power back in. Continue to hold until power goes off or semi-reset message comes up. Power up (if off) press OK for any error messages and let the printer cycle. Should be good to go. Mine sounded very noisy while it was trying to allign internally. I can only suspect that was the initial problem but this process fixed mine and it runs great now. Hope this helps.
The printer is not getting enough power. When you get this error message it means the printer is being turned off by unplugging the power cord. In this case it maybe that the printer is not getting enough power due to being in a surge protector or perhaps the power module is no longer holding power correctly.
First step is to disconnect printer from any power strip, surge protector, or extension cords and plug in so directly to the wall. If printer still will not stop looping cycle you may need to contact hp for a new power module.
"Unplug the printer cable from the computer.
"Unistall the printer drivers from Device manager and also unistall the all the printer appications
"restart the computer
"try to download drivers from the website
"after installing drivers and software it will ask you to connect the printer.
"then you can connect the printer and and try to Print the test page.
When the print cartridge contacts are dirty and the printer cannot detect/communicate with print cartridge.
Clean the contact points on the cartridges with a dry, lint-free cloth.
1. Open the top cover of the printer.
2. Remove the print cartridges.
3. Clean the copper-colored contact points on the cartridges with a damp, lint-free cloth.
Use a dry, lint-free cloth to remove moisture from the contacts.
5. Insert the cartridges back into the printer.
6. Close the top cover.
7. Try printing again.
If you still cant communicate try with new cartridge .
while the printer is on remove the power cable from the printer
then press # and 3 on the printer together
and then while pressing the buttons insert the power cord n then leave the buttons
if still problem persists then try the same thing by pressing # and 6
Try to reset the printer by unplugging the power cord without turning off the product and wait for 30 seconds. After that try to press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. Then press and hold the pound "#" key and the number 6 key on the number pad for faxing at the same time while plugging in the power cord. Release both buttons when you are prompted on the display like "Semi-full NVRAM reset". It would reset the printer to its factory settings