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Hello,,, my problem is my HP c8180 wont touch pad appears to be shutting on and off. It act likes it wants to start up and then it will click off and then the light on the cd drive will light up and click off. any suggestions? I have already pluged into the wall omitting the surge protector and unpluged from back to reset but nothing is working, It wont cut on normaly.

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  • slowridehd Nov 09, 2010

    No its not a laptop,,,, IT is a HP photosmart all in one c8180 printer scanner and copier. This printer has a dvd burner on it to copy pics to a cd if u want. Thats what i meant about the cd drive. Anyway the touch pad on this printer would not work, it started last night in the middle of the night shuting on and off which woke me up with the clicking on and off . THe touch pad was a sold blue with the HP in it and then it would click and then the dvd writers light would light up and it would click and shut off, it has done this since last nite. I unpluged it from the surge protector and pluged it on the wall. Since i have written you for the past 30 mins, it continued to try to turn on then shut off, now in the past 5 mins, the main screen has come on and it has stayed on,,, im hoping it reset itself, i havent turned it off to see, why would it act this way, all of a sudden just go hay wire


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I'm confused by your question.

You mentioned your HP C8180 printer but also wrote about a touch pad and CD drive, which sounds like a laptop.

Are you experiencing problems with a printer or laptop ?

But, I'm going to take a chance and figure that you are writing about a laptop power problem. First, remove and reinsert your laptop's battery to see if that resolves your problem.

If not, the most common reasons are the power adapter/cord and power jack.

If you move/wiggle the power adapter at the point where it connects to the laptop, and the power goes off and on, the power jack is the problem.

The power jack is inside the laptop and either needs soldering or replacement.

If no change, the power adapter is probably faulty and needs replacement.

If my advice is not helpful, please clarify and be specific about your problem.

Thanks .. hope it helps.

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

  • NinaE Nov 09, 2010

    Thanks for clarifying.

    Some assistance from HP Support:

    Perform a power reset:

    Press the Power button to turn off the product.
    NOTE: The product might not turn off after pressing the Power button. Continue to the next step regardless.

    Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.
    Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
    Wait 30 seconds.
    Replug the power cord into the electrical outlet.
    Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.
    Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the product.
    If these steps resolved the issue, there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
    If the issue persists , see the next step.

    Contact HP to perform an NVM reset. The instructions for performing an NVM reset are not included here because if the steps are performed incorrectly, the product might be damaged.

    Hope this helps.


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