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"Enter Special Key Combo" in photosmart 8250

Hello. I need the combination of buttons to enter the "Enter Special Key Combo" in Hp Photosmart 8250. Could you please send me this combination? Thanks in advance. Alexandra

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SOURCE: Photosmart 8250 printing computer codes

my printer photosmart 8250 is printing does not print it says ink system failure when i try to replace it the yellow ink jet so please please help i'm in third world country my email address is abrbw@yahoo.com please help again

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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SOURCE: HP Photosmart 8250 Support Menu?

I have the same issue with the printer but I do have a solution for you.
I do know how to reset the error codes.

Start by turning off the printer and unplugging the power cord.
Next, you need to hold the Instant Share and Photo Tray buttons simultaneously while plugging in the power cord. If done correctly you will see the LCD Screen turn green with the numbers '1 2 3 4 5'.
After that is done, you need to unplug the printer, and replug it.

I myself have not been able to resolve the issue as to why it is giving me the error code. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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SOURCE: 0xc18a0206 error on hp photosmart printer

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Try holding down the OK, Cancel, Black, and Color buttons all at once. While holding them down, press the On button to power it off (You may need another person if you lack large, coordinated hands). Turn it back on while still holding the other buttons down. You will notice it turn itself off before "booting" fully. After it turns itself off, you can finally let go of those buttons and turn it back on normally. This will force a reset and system maintenance.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: photosmart 8250 0xc18a0207 carlitosfop

This is a general printer error which occurs when ..........
a> cartridge/s are changed
b> defect in integrated printhead

HP Single-Function and Multi-Function Printers - An '0x ...' Error Message Displays on the Front Panel When Printing (c00489814) Issuegtabtop.gif The product displays a '0x ... ' error message. The exact text of the error varies by product, but it is usually preceded by the word 'Error .'
c01733891.gifImportant: If your error message includes the words 'ink system failure ,' check your cartridges before reading this document. If you use any of the following cartridges, refer instead to 'Ink System Failure' Message Displays on the Control Panel (c01458034) (in English) to solve this error:

  • Cartridges 564, 364, 178, 862, or 920
    Figure 1: Example 564, 364, 178, 862, or 920 cartridges
    c02264161.gifIllustration: 564, 364, 178, 862, or 920 cartridges

Solution one: Reset the productgtabtop.gif
  1. Without turning off the product, disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.

      NOTE: The USB cable connects to the port on the back of the product. The port is labeled with the USB icon (c01424575.gif ).

    Figure 2: Example USB connection (your product might not look exactly the same as this example)
    c01651067.gifDescription of disconnecting the USB cable.
  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.
  5. Wait 60 seconds.
  6. Reconnect the power cord. If the product does not automatically turn on, press the Power button (c01602202.gif ).
  7. Reinsert the cartridges, and then close any open doors on the product.
  8. If you receive a prompt to print a calibration page, do so.
  9. Reconnect the USB cable to the rear of the product, and then try printing again.

Solution two: Service the productgtabtop.gif
gtabtop.gif If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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Hi,

There are several special key combo for ex. 1-2-4 and 3-2-9 also 1-2-7 depending on the purpose of using it.

My suggestion would be,
Remove the cartridges,
Clean the golden ( electrical contacts ) with lint free cloth
Put the cartridges back and check if the error message disappears
If not,
Try the Full reset following these steps
Disconnect the power cord from back of printer ( while printer is on )
While holding the # and 6 button, connect the cord
( if you do this reset, the printer will loose all the memory it has stored like fax logs, will get disconnected from Wireless network )

The error message is likely due to a cartridge expiry date and certain printers do not accept such expired cartridges from present date. Try replacing such cartridge

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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What is the Special Key Combo


•"print photo" + "red eye removal" buttons pressed together
•printer will not ask you to enter the combo
•release the buttons you pressed then
•press "red eye", "print photo", "red eye" in sequence
•scroll down or right until you find resets menu
•press ok
•scroll down or right until you find semi-full reset
•press ok
•your printer should turn off, wait for 3 minutes before turning the printer back on
(i may represent HP but this advice is solely my own)

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I have a hp photosmart 8250 and am getting a error 0xc18a0406. How can I fix this or what is this error? I have just replaced the ink with brand new ones.


Did a search and looks like this should be a valid solution.
I just went through HP's on line chat fix for this problem and it worked. Following is their procedure:
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.

Display should say "Support" and display the FW rev (something like R0631R)

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". If not there already, Arrow Key over to "Hardware failure status",

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.

If the printer has already initialized, then go to the next step. If not, 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.

To verify printer functionality print a SELF TEST PAGE.

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Hello, my printer had several paper jams... Now, once the paper jams are gone, it skips and then shoots the paper out. I can not align the paper or calibrate it.


- Press and hold the "*" key.
- Press the "#" key and release both keys.
- Display should say "Enter Special Key Combo" then release the keys and press "1", "2" and "3" buttons in sequence.
- then you will get few options, now look for an option that says "System Menu or System Information" using arrows keys.
- Press "OK" on it & now look for "semi full re-set and press ok".
- Now printer will turn off and will turn on automatically after few seconds.
- Now printer will align it automaticaly.

Feb 25, 2011 | HP Photosmart C6280 Printer

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Hello i have a problem errore in printer hp 8253 errore 0xc18a0206 plase help me tanks


A. - Press and Hold the "Print Photos" & "Red Eye Removal" buttons. Release both buttons. Display should say "Enter Special Key Combo"
B. - Press and release in sequence "Red Eye Removal", "Print Photos", "Red Eye Removal"

1. Press and release the right arrow button until the display says "System Configuration Menu". (on C8100 use Touch Screen)

2. Press and release the "OK" button.

3. Display should say "Hardware failure status". If not there already, Arrow Key over to "Hardware failure status",

4. Press and release the "OK" button.

5. Display should say "Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear".

6. Press and release the "OK" Button. Message changes to "Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue".

7. 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.

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

9. 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

10. Turn the unit on. The printer may display message "USE POWER BUTTON TO SHUTDOWN THE PRINTER" followed by "PRESS OK TO CONTINUE". Press OK.

11. If the printer has already initialized, then go to the next step. If not, 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.

12. To verify printer functionality print a SELF TEST PAGE. If SELF TEST prints, then printer is ready for use or Software Installation.

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Having difficulty getting my HP photosmart 3310 to print! Tried all the suggested reset options etc. even was able to get to the 'OVM reset', however, I'm still getting an ink failure msg... and when I...


Hi,

There are several special key combo for ex. 1-2-4 and 3-2-9 also 1-2-7 depending on the purpose of using it.

My suggestion would be,
Remove the cartridges,
Clean the golden ( electrical contacts ) with lint free cloth
Put the cartridges back and check if the error message disappears
If not,
Try the Full reset following these steps
Disconnect the power cord from back of printer ( while printer is on )
While holding the # and 6 button, connect the cord
( if you do this reset, the printer will loose all the memory it has stored like fax logs, will get disconnected from Wireless network )

The error message is likely due to a cartridge expiry date and certain printers do not accept such expired cartridges from present date. Try replacing such cartridge

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I've had the same error:

Hold down the following keys:

Photosmart Express, Photo Fix, Reprints, Print Photos and then Help.

You'll get the message: "Enter Special Key Combo"

Press OK.

Scroll over to Reports then self test: and press ok, it should print. a selftest report.

If you get an error Pen in Chute 1, or 2, has tsr failure: Call/Chat with an HP technician.

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