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I finally had to unplug the printer because it constantly cycles through the startup process and then restarts and does it all over again. I never received any error message. I just see the progress bar and this is shuts off and restarts. Unplugging it doesnt help.

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I had this same problem with my C6180. The printer was well out of warranty so I decided to tear into it. I removed the three black torx screws covering the mother board. I then removed the screws holding the mother board to the chassis and found a swollen 330 uf 10V capacitor. I replaced the capacitor at a cost of $1.70 and everythng now works fine.

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