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Ink system failure

I get that message and have tried everything to fix it!! HELP!!

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  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    my printer just did the same thing. called HP they can't fix it. I have had nothing but trouble with this printer, it is by far the worst printer I have ever had

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2008

    My printer says ink system failed. This is a businnes & I need to get faxes and use my printer. Help someone at HP. My warranty is up & I can't get an answer from the main office


    Thanks, Mmeme

  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    Error message states "Ink system failure OXC19A0025. The repairman fixed it, bought it home & it did the same thing again. He said he did a hard drive over ride? I think. HELP!

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Actually, you can go to the HP chat for support. They'll walk you thru a hardware restart to remove the error code. The HP chat support is the way to go if your warranty is expired.

Posted on May 14, 2008

I believe you are correct about the printer being done. I had the same issue and called tech support and was told we should have someone from HP repair it. It is cheaper to buy a new one. We used it for approx. 1 year and 5 months, it worked fine until the Ink System Failure error appeared, now it is useless to us. Good luck.

Posted on May 09, 2008

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I believe your printer is over. There is no fix for this type of issue. I had the printer for 1 year, used it for about 100 pages, changed a couple cartridges and got the failure ink system message. As one of the answers I received it is a bad design in the these types of HP inkjet printers. I will be putting it in the garbage!!!!.. No more HP for me. HP help desk is no good. They want you to purchase another machine.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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