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I have put in all new inks but the printer says that the ink system failed. error 0xc180401

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Here is the detail to solve this:--
A. - Press and hold the “*” key.
B. - Press the “#” key and release both keys.
Display should say “Enter Special Key Combo”
C. - Press and release in sequence the “1”, “2” and “3” buttons.

now:---

1)screen will show "support" R0631M.
2.) Press and release the right arrow button until the display says “System Configuration Menu”.
3.) Press and release the “OK” button.
4. )Display should say “Hardware failure status”. If not there already, Arrow Key over to “Hardware failure status”,
5.) Press and release the “OK” button.
6. )Display should say “Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear”.
7. )Press and release the “OK” Button. Message changes to “Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue”.

8.) Press and release the “CANCEL” button as many times as necessary, so that, either the “Welcome to Photosmart Express” screen appears, or, the “Ink System Failure” screen appears. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO PRINT AT THIS STAGE.
9.) Using the Power Button, turn the unit OFF and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet.

10.) Wait 30 seconds for the power to get discharged and then plug the power cable into the wall outlet first and then into the back of the printer
done
11.) Turn the unit on. The printer may display message “USE POWER BUTTON TO SHUTDOWN THE PRINTER” followed by “PRESS OK TO CONTINUE”. Press OK. The Printer will start the “ONE TIME INK INITIALIZATION PROCESS”. Allow this process to complete and do not interrupt. Once the initialization process is complete, the printer will print out a Diagnostic Page.(it is also possible in some cases that it wont print the diagnostic page)..


Now the message wont appear and you can print properly.
This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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