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Lost power, now c6180 is locked in a start loop and will not open and function like it did before.

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Unplug the printer from wall. Unplug comm cable from printer reboot computer after you connect them up again. Should come back up it the storm did not fry it.

Posted on May 28, 2010

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HP Photosmart C6180 is in bootup loop, begins to boot, then makes a buzzing sound and aborts


This same error started occurring on my printer and eventually it would constantly power on and off. Apparently some defective components were used in the construction of the logic board (see photo). On my C6180 there were 3 failed capacitors (the green cylinders - the puffed top indicates failure) and a 4th from the same manufacturer (TEAPO - many unfavorable web references to this manufacturer). I purchased 3x 330uF 16V and 1x 680uF 10v rated to 105 degrees Celsius (total about 60cents). On the logic board, the capacitors I replaced are labeled C613, C614, C660 and C662. If you are not comfortable replacing the parts yourself (or don't have a soldering tool), you will have to find someone who will. The time to repair should be less than 30 min - I did it in 25 min with only a solder pen. This also fixed the ink system failures the printer was having. A similar fix may apply to other printers.

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Nov 16, 2010 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Printer wont boot up.


Follow the steps below to power cycle your all-in-one:

1. Verify that the unit is switched on. Disconnect power cable from All-in-One and also from wall outlet.
2. Wait 30 seconds.
3. Plug in the power cable to All-in-One and also to wall outlet.
4. Check for the functionality

Mar 13, 2010 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Model c6180 printer gives improper shutdown error


The printer is not getting enough power. When you get this error message it means the printer is being turned off by unplugging the power cord. In this case it maybe that the printer is not getting enough power due to being in a surge protector or perhaps the power module is no longer holding power correctly.
First step is to disconnect printer from any power strip, surge protector, or extension cords and plug in so directly to the wall. If printer still will not stop looping cycle you may need to contact hp for a new power module.

Sep 25, 2009 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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My HP C6180 is caught in a start up loop...


Hi there, " Unplug the printer cable from the computer. " Unistall the printer drivers from Device manager and also unistall the all the printer appications " restart the computer " try to download drivers from the website " after installing drivers and software it will ask you to connect the printer. " then you can connect the printer and and try to Print the test page.



Print cartridge
When the print cartridge contacts are dirty and the printer cannot detect/communicate with print cartridge.
Clean the contact points on the cartridges with a dry, lint-free cloth.
1. Open the top cover of the printer.
2. Remove the print cartridges.
3. Clean the copper-colored contact points on the cartridges with a damp, lint-free cloth. Use a dry, lint-free cloth to remove moisture from the contacts.
5. Insert the cartridges back into the printer.
6. Close the top cover.
7. Try printing again.
If you still cant communicate try with new cartridge .

Aug 19, 2009 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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HP C6180 boot - init loop / power on-off loop


The Formatter board (main logic board) is faulty. You need to take the printer in for repairs to HP, in my experience though it usually works out better to replace the printer.

Aug 19, 2009 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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C6180 All-in-one: On-off loop never stops


while the printer is on remove the power cable from the printer then press # and 3 on the printer together and then while pressing the buttons insert the power cord n then leave the buttons
if still problem persists then try the same thing by pressing # and 6

Jul 08, 2009 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Same problem, hp c6150 turns on and shuts down in infinite loop.


In visiting with HP Support Personnel, this issue is most likely caused by a faulty power source. I have the same issue with our C6150 and they recommended that I look at replacing power cable. I am currently trying to find a new power cable.

Jun 30, 2009 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Printer turns on, then goes off... Seems like its in a loop


Hi tommilligan, 

unplug the power cord from the printer and press and hold the ON button for 10 secs and try connecting to diffirent wall outlet directly.

regards,  raj_p5983

Nov 22, 2008 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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