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Ink system failure

Is buy another printer the only fix?

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No buying another printer is not the only fix however Ink system failures is a very serious problem on HP printer systems. If you have this problem you should be ready to replace your printer. there are still troubleshooting steps that you can do to try to resolve this problem. try this Ink System Failure Trouble shooting guide.

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You can find a reset for the HP ink system failure at: http://www.inkbank.com.au/webcontent21.htm
It is for HP C7180 model, but might work with yours too...

cheers L.C.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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Try the following reset:

Hold the OK and the Help button at the same time. While holding them down, plug the power in. Continue to hold both buttons until the unit shut off.
After shutting down, release both buttons and power on the printer.

Alternatively follow instructions on this document from HP.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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I had exactly the same problem with my HP 8230 and tried all the posted sugestions with negative results till I stumbled on this site site offering an update for a different problem but added " also clears many ink system failure messages " I downloaded and installed the update and the printer burst into life and now works perfectly, which proves mine was a software problem not a hardware one. give it a try you might get lucky.

http://www.birseyindir.net/driver/HP_Photosmart_8230__Print___12760.html
Alan

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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Open the printer as if to replace an ink cartridge. On the print head there is a black plastic arm about 2 inches long. Re-connect this with the white cog wheel so that the protruding part is in the center of the black arm. Close lid, power on and job done.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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