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I have a C8180 photosmart HP aLL IN ONE PRINTER. i GET CODE 0XC18A0105. WHAT TO DO? perhaps I get punished because I did not use HP cartridges?

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The printer is effectively rejecting one or more of the cartridges that you have put in the printer. However, this could be a result of having a defective or incorrectly set chip on one of the cartridges. The best option is to insert some different cartridges, preferably HP and make sure that the printer has white A4 paper inserted when you initially switch on so it completes the registration process without error.

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