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Error0xc18a020a I have just opened packages and put cartridges in the printer - whether or not they have expired - they are full of ink. I shook them and ink drops came out of one of them so looks like the ink should flow. I just want to print a picture! I have had trouble with this before and have given up. Then the ink cartridges get old. However, if there is ink in them - the printer should print. I would like to solve the problem this time around.

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So the error message that you have got on the screen that says 0xc18a020a is the error messgae when ur cartridges are not getting detected by the printer so in this cases we have to service the printer only
as u may try these steps like cleaning the copper contacts of the cartridges and then aligning them but that is also not going to work
so u must go ahead and try service ur printer ..........

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

  • monicasity Jan 01, 2011

    Why would we have to have the printer serviced. I'm tech savvy and can understand the reason...certain things I would still trust a professional to do but I wan't to know what it is first.

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