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Error message 0xc18a0001 Ink system has failed. Unable to print. Refer to printer documentation.

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  • bentleygirl8 Sep 16, 2009

    error: Oxc19a0035 ink system failure

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Easy fix. I found elsewhere on this site that the solution is to RESET the printer via the following instructions from HP...

1) Unplug Printer
2) Simultaneously press and hold the HELP & OK buttons
3) Re-plug in printer, while still holding the two buttons.

That's it ! You are reset. It will take a little time for the printer to re-configure, but you'll be printing in 5 or so minutes.

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

  • marianovales Sep 20, 2010

    Thank you so much for this tip. I've tried everything without any luck. Today I found this tip and after being without a printer for one week it finally works again. Thank you again.

  • digmedia Feb 26, 2011

    Thank you! This worked for me, too. Hold OK and Help while re-plugging. press power button while still holding the buttons.

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This is a critical issue my friend.
An ink system failure with the error code that starts with 0xc18a means there is a serious hardware problem on the printer.
The only option that you have is to get the printer replaced.

If your printer is still under warranty(i.e if its still not an year old) you can get a free replacement from HP.
wherein they will send you a new printer absolutely FREE OF COST

if its not in warranty then you can opt for the UPGRADE option that HP has.
You can send them this faulty printer and get a LATEST PRINTER at a huge discount..

here's the number to call
1800-474-6836

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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Go to An '0x ...' Error Message Displays on the Front Panel When Printing HP Photosmart C5380 All-in-One Printer - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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Press the On button to turn off the printer. 
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Please click on the below provided web link :

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2. With the HP Photosmart 8250 series printer directly connected to the PC, click on "FirmwareEnable_Release.EXE"

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Note: Do not use this patch if there is any visible ink around the product. In this case contact HP to service the printer.

This should resolve the issue.

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