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Hp C6180 suddenly stopped printing magenta & Light magenta, ink cartridges have been replaced and copper cleaned. Sandy

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  • bsvcsailor Sep 29, 2009

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  • Sarah McDonald
    Sarah McDonald May 11, 2010

    Your printer ink cartridges are actually not the cause of the issue. A little about the engineering about your product. The cartridges for your printer simply hold the ink but are not responsible for getting it onto the page. Your unit has a seperate printhead that most likely needs to be cleaned. You can do this through the software on your computer but I need to know what operating system you are running to give you the correct steps.

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I had the same problem a while back, I eventually had to uninstall everything and then reinstall and it worked fine after that, I have no clue what made it do what it did...thanks Steve

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SOURCE: How do we bypass the expired ink cartridge message

Try to clean the contacts on Magenta cartridge and the printhead where the cartridge is connected.
Clean this with printer off and use lint free cloth which is slightly moistened.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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Hi there,

You must have to do the cleaning process many times as necessary until it prints correctly.
Since the pipes still have magenta ink, it will have to drain all the magenta ink.

Press Ink Management, then select Cleaning Black. At the end print the quality test page.
Do the procedure until it prints correctly.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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SOURCE: HP Photosmart C6180 Magenta Inks Not Printing

If you have lots of flashing error lights or electrical problems then it is likely to be electrical.

However, if like most... and yourprinter has just been left unused for some time? You probably have an ink clog on magenta.

Provided it worked OK before a period of non-use? Then you just need to use a PRINT HEAD CLEANING KIT to unclog the tiny jets.
Magic Inkjet Flush usually works a treat on those!

Magic is ideal for unclogging the tiny jets on any Canon,Epson HP and removing those horrible white lines which usually appear in prints whendried ink clogs several jets...

So if yours appears to be a clog? all you should need to do is to use the MagicInkjet Flush kit to soak the print head and you should be printing again like new.

You can read more here:
How to Clean, Fix, Repair, Unclog, Dry, Clogged Print Heads on CANON, EPSON, HP, Lexmark, Dell, Olivetti etc…

Also this may help...
HP 145 Sequence HP D145 all-in-one printer
http://magicinkjetflush.com/images/PDF/HP_135_Sequence.pdf

or smaller file
http://magicinkjetflush.com/images/HP_135_Sequence.jpg


Good Luck!

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Posted on Oct 31, 2009

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SOURCE: hp business inkjet 1200, replaced ink cartridge

the error's you were getting on the CIS could have been from the chip. Try setting the date back on the computer or on the printer back 1 year. See if that makes a difference (if you still have the CIS and the printer). Best advice, get an updated chip.

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

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OK now this might seem bizarre, but did you go ahead and click the "Black Only" print option?

I have a C6180. Just installed all new cartridges. Tried to print and got the message that Cyan is empty. Tried all sorts of things. Then out of frustration clicked the Black Onl option. Document came out printed in color! Double checked with a picture that has lots of cyan colors. It all printed too! Go figure.

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HP C6180 all in one printer My printer will not print light magenta and magenta, all the other colours are fine. Tried everything Any suggestions Thanks Paul


This problem seems to be with the printheads of the printer If magenta ink cartridge has enough ink inside it and if print heads are damaged then you need to replace this printer.....

But still if u want you can follow the below mentioned steps :

If it is not printing in light magenta and magenta than you can try the below mentioned steps :

Step 1 - First clean print heads from the menu of the printer. You can look for clean printhead option under printers menu - Tools - Clean Print Heads.
Now print and see if it is printing or not. If issue is not resolved then move on

Step 2 - Check if your magenta ink cartridge & Light magenta ink cartridge has ink in it or not...if it is empty or if has very low ink then.....
replace it with a new ink cartridge......and now it is going to aling the printer....While it aligns it is going to make noise and will show a message printer aligning or alignment in process.
While it aligns dont touch the keys of the printer or dont interrupt in between the process otherwise hardware of printer might get damaged and you have to replace the whole printer
...and just wait...till the printer display shows the regular menu...

Note : - * During Alignment printer is going to consume more ink, so make sure you have enough ink in all the cartridges or otherwise it does not have enough ink in it
alignment process will not be completed properly.

Steps 3 - If it prints an alignement page then it is ok, check if all the colours on the alignment page and if all the colours are fine then ur issue is resolved...
for verifying you can print another document.If it does not print any alignment page then you can try printing an alignment page from the printers manually from the printers menu.

Now if it has resolved the issue then it is fine or else last you can try re-setting the printer.


Re-Setting the printer :


- Press and hold the "*" key.
- Press the "#" key and release both keys.
- Display should say "Enter Special Key Combo" then release the keys and press "1", "2" and "3" buttons in sequence.
- then you will get few options, now look for an option that says System Information or System Menu
- Press "OK" on System menu and look for an option Semi full re-set
- Press "OK" Button.Now printer will shutdown automatically and will turn on automatically after few seconds..as it is going to align the printer..
- Now it will make noise for few minutes wait till then and when you see regular screen on display then print a document and see if issue is resolved or not.

If issue is not resolved then you need to replace the printer. If it is in warranty then contact Hp customer care and they will replace it for free.

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2. Print a diagnostic page and clean print heads, using the printer cleaning utility:
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Repeat if needed.

3. If this still doesn´t solve you problem, try resetting the printer and manually cleaning the cartrigdes as advised in this FAQ:
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Lets do it this way. Follow these steps again carefully and try to install the Ink.

Introduction
Follow the instructions below to replace the ink cartridges.
Replacing the ink cartridges
1. Verify that the unit is on.
2. Open the ink cartridge door.
3. Squeeze the gray tab below an ink cartridge slot to release the gray latch and then lift the latch.

1 - Ink cartridge latch for the black ink cartridge
2 - Ink cartridge latches for the color ink cartridges
NOTE: The ink cartridge areas are color-coded for easy reference. From left to right, the ink cartridges are black, yellow, light cyan, cyan, light magenta, and magenta.
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5. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging.
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7. Press down on the gray latch until it clicks into place.

8. Repeat steps 3 through 7 for each ink cartridge that needs to be replaced.
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Shut down your computer and restart it.
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I replaced the old cartridge with a new one (Magenta) and it still asks me to replace it with a new cartridge.  
For 1 colour which is LOW, it stopped me completely from PRINTING or COPYING at all. 
Any clues how to fix this?

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