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HP Photosmart 3310 all in way Error Ink System had Failed 0xc18a0101

Thats it, printer is giving me an error. I tried powering down, unplugging power cord, removing ink cartridges, waiting two minutes, powering back up and replacing cartridges. still the same error.

any help is much appreciated.

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  • bwrick Apr 05, 2008

    Damn the title bar cut off the error code (. The error is Ink System Failure Error 0xc18a0101

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    I have changed one of the ink cartridges and givs me error 0xc1890101 when I trry to print something

  • adin 21 Jun 12, 2008

    i tried everything, changing ink cartridges, made sure all cables are connected nothing seems to do the job.



    Help much appreciated .

  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008


    0xc18a0101


  • chrissy_may8 Jul 23, 2008

    My printer has recently shown me the error or carriage error and I don't know what to do I've look for the obivious jam none removed cartridges and unplugged powered down it maks an awful grind noise when it is doing self maintanence and the carriage tries to slide over the the left. HELP>

  • sylvanusman Aug 05, 2008

    Same here. HP told us their printers are disposable and that we should upgrade! The printer only has about 10k copies thru it! HP stuff is designed to fail. Junk! Never again.

  • gaelle loy Aug 18, 2008

    Yes we have the same problem. We tried all the different solutions we found (plug, unplug, wait 2 minutes, change the cartdriges, unplug the USB, ...)....please help !!! (0xc18a0206 / HP 8250)

    Thanks in advance

    regards

  • stevie07 Aug 28, 2008

    HP Photosmart 8250 error ink system failure

  • neve Sep 22, 2008

    exact same problem.  
    0xc18a0101.  

  • hongnguyen62 Oct 17, 2008

    We have the same problem .I tried unplud so many time but it didn't work

  • maneel_monda Nov 07, 2008

    I hav the same problem

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    I have an HP C6180 printer with the same 0xc18a0206 error code. Tried different things to fix, but nothing has worked. HP online has been no help so far (over the past 2 weeks).

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    I have an error message 0xc18a0101 please help

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I had this same exact problem. Try doing:
1. Unplug the power cord from printer.
2. Hold both o.k and Cancel simultaneously.
3. Plug the power cable while holding the buttons.

After I did this my printer reconfigured like it used to do and it was like it was new again.... well new plus a headache a managed to get while reading all these little posts. I hope this helps!

If not try going to this website:
http://www.out-of-warranty.com/how-to-reset-hewlett-packard-hp-all-in-one-printers

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I had to go through multiple tries of Solution 2 above and the procedure of holding down OK, Cancel, Black and Color buttons while turning it off. I turned it back on, it shut off and I turned it back on again. Sure enough, it did a maintenance cycle and it works again.

Neither of these two worked the first time but after 3-4 times of doing both, TA DAH, it went through a lengthy maintenance cycle and then started working. Persistence paid off.

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  • BartJohnson1 Feb 27, 2011

    This was the fix for this error code no doubt! Thanks you saved me from tossing out a relatively new print. Truly appreciated!

  • treasuretrop Aug 19, 2011

    Thanks!!!!!!!! it works!!!!!....................I'm back printing again.

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    Tarciso Daniel Rocha Dec 18, 2013

    Thanks! really was the one tip that solved the problem. The printer now works perfectly!

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Ink system failures is a very serious problem on HP printer systems. Ifyou have this problem you should be ready to replace your printer.However there are still troubleshooting steps that you can do to try toresolve this problem. try this Ink System Failure Trouble shooting guide.

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What's kind of error ?

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I had this same error code, follow the solution in April, the equipment off the power cord, then simultaneously pressing the OK + CANCEL, and entered a long maintenance cycle, and it worked. I did the procedure twice and the second was ok. Thanks for the tip.

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  • ju_rubinho Jun 17, 2010

    I had this same error code, follow the solution in April, the equipment off the power cord, then simultaneously pressing the OK + CANCEL, and entered a long maintenance cycle, and it worked. I did the procedure twice and the second was ok. Thanks for the tip.

  • ju_rubinho Jun 17, 2010

    Sorry. Solution #3 ok

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