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Hi there
Try the following steps to remove HP Printer Error Code 0xc18a0001.
I have put 3 ways for you to try.

1. Without turning off the printer, unplug the USB cable.
2. Remove the cartridges.
3. Wait until the message "Insert cartridge" appears.
4. Unplug the power cord.
5. Wait 60 seconds.
6. Reconnect the power cable. If the printer does not turn on automatically, press "On button".
7. Reinsert the cartridges and close the lid.
8. If the printer has a page of calibration accept.
9. Reconnect the USB cable and remake an impression.
10. If the problem persists, the machine must be repaired.

Or try 2

Turn the printer and wait until you receive the error message.
* Simultaneously press the keys "9" and "#" printer.
* While holding the button down, unplug the power cord from the unit.
* Wait a few seconds.
* Still holding the button down, reconnect the cable and turn on the printer.
* Release the buttons.

Or try 3

* Turn the printer and wait until you receive the error message.
* Simultaneously press the keys "9" and "#" printer.
* While holding the button down, unplug the power cord from the unit.
* Wait a few seconds.
* Still holding the button down, reconnect the cable and turn on the printer.
* Release the buttons.

Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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I don't see this error specifically. However some Ox18 errors can be removed by resetting the printer. Unplug the USB cable from the printer, remove the ink cartridges. When the "Insert ink cartridges" message appears unplug the power cord from the printer. Wait 1 minute (at least), then reconnect the power cord and turn on the printer if it didn't come on by itself. Reinsert the ink, close the unit and print a calibration page if prompted to do so. Finally reconnect the USB cable to the printer.

If this doesn't work, the unit needs service (or replacement if the service call will cost more than a new printer).

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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1. Without turning off the product, disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.
2. Remove the cartridges from the product.
3. Wait for the 'Insert Cartridges ' message to display on the control panel.
4. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
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