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HP PhotoSmart C4180 All-in-One... Problem:

I have an HP c4180 photo smart printer, when i plug it into the outlet nothing happens. No power nothing , i have already confirm that the adapter is working fine. when the adapter is being disconnected the power light flashes yellow.

can some one assist?

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  • mako-shark Jul 09, 2008

    Orange light flashes when I plug it in, but it will not power on.

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    One day the printer was working, the next day, no power. Printer won't turn on.

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2008

    I am having the same problem. When I plug it in, I don't get anything. No lights, no moving of the cartridges. Can somebody help me out with this please.

  • bulatovic50 Aug 23, 2008

    dosen't work at Windovs Wista

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    I don't have power on

  • dama-castro Aug 29, 2008

    I have an hp c4180 photo smart printer, when i plug it nothing happens. no power ..

  • kharepr Sep 18, 2008

    When I plug the adapter, orange light flickers, but nothing happens.

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    I have the flicker of orange light, but no power. In the solution, how can you turn the printer off when it won't turn on in the first place?

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    same problem here, orange flicker then nothing will turn on

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    Printer will not turn on.Get a red flicker on power button when plugged back in.

  • HelpI2 May 11, 2010

    The printer won't power up at all. The only indication that there is power is when you plug in or remove the adapter the light flicker orange. when it it plugged nothing comes on.



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Try the resetting the printer to factory defaults.


1.Turn the Printer OFF, unplug the power cabled from the back of the printer and from the wall outlet.

2.Then, Press and hold the ON button for 30 -60 seconds

3.Take the Ink Cartridges out, Unplug the printer power cable while its ON, press and hold CANCEL and COLOR COPY button and connect the Power cord while holding the buttons.keep Holding the buttons until the printer goes off ,release the button and Push the ON button.

Please let me know, the status. GoodLuck cheers!!

Thank you ...

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GUYs can someone help me please theres a red light but when i press it nothings its not working
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Your solution worked, but you don't have to remove the ink cartridges... after doing steps one and two, all worked well. Thank you. thank you . thank you.

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I got it sorted out. Just have to purchase ink for it now.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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Did you turn the power button on? nothing will happen just plugging it into the wall. im sure you did but sometimes....... :)

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