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Hp photosmart C6280 ink system has failed. what do I do?

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Please follow the below steps.
STEP 1.
1. Un plug the power chord from the back of the printer.
2. Press and hold the power button of the printer.Wait for 30 seconds.
3. While holding the power button, re-plug the power cable.
4. Turn on the printer, if it is not on.
STEP 2.
Reset the All-in-One to the factory default settings by using these instructions:

1) Press Red Eye Removal & Print Photos button simultaneously

2)Enter Special Key Combo is displayed on the screen.
Press and release in sequence "Red Eye Removal", "Print Photos", "Red Eye Removal"
Display should say "Support" and display the FW rev XXXXX.

3) Press Right Arrow button untill "Reset Menu" is displayed. Press OK.

4) Press Right arrow untill "Semifull Reset" is displayed.

5) Press OK.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Ink system has failed.

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Press and Hold the “Print Photos” &”Red Eye Removal” buttons. Release both buttons. Display should say”Enter Special Key Combo”

Press and release in sequence”Red Eye Removal”,”Print Photos”,”Red Eye Removal”

Display should say “Support” and display the FW rev: COxxFN0723BR (or something like that)

Press and release the right arrow button until the display says “System Configuration Menu"

Press and release the “OK” button.
Display should say “Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear”.
Press and release the “OK” Button. Message changes to “Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue”.

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.

Using the Power Button, turn the unit OFF and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet.

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

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 get ready as if it were starting perfectly for a first time, it will say something like: printer preparation occuring - do not interrupt

print a test page:
1) Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain, white paper into the input tray.
2) Make sure that the printer is on and loaded with unused plain, white paper.
3) Press Setup . The Setup menu appears.
4) Press the down arrow button to select Tools , and then press OK .
5) Press the down arrow button to select Self-test Report , and press OK . The self-test report prints.

if this doesn't work, i'd call hp support.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Error HP Photosmart 3310. No strart print, no scanning...

I have a Photosmart C6180 all in one and get an error message 0xc18a0101 Ink System has failed. Unable to copy, receive faxes or print. Refer to printer documentation. Error: 0xc18a101.

I put new cartridges in and tried to recalibrate as mentioned by someone on the board. Can anyone help, please?

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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SOURCE: oxc18a0201 ink system failure. Apparently

1.-press key * # 2.-enter code 123 and select a Hardware faliure status 3.- Press clear OK and finish cancel for end restart print

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Ink System Failure on a HP Photosmart C6280 All-in One

This is likely a cartridge problem except if the carriage is not moving at all. If you still have some of the used cartridges you can used them to trouble shoot by elimination ok. Or contact a nearby technician who has the cartriges to use them for trouble shooting. I strongly believe the one of the print carts is the culprit. Good luck

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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