FIRST OF ALL...THIS THING IS A PIECE OF YOU-KNOW-WHAT. REALLY. OK, IT DOESN'T WORK THAT GREAT ON A WINDOWS MACHINE OR A MAC. I'VE GOT BOTH. CURRENTLY IT'S HOOKED UP TO MY MAC, WHICH I "ONLY" WANT/NEED TO PRINT WITH "BLACK" INK. I HAVE ANOTHER SEPARATE HP PRINTER ONLY FOR COLOR PROJECTS.
CAN I ONLY USE "ONE" INK CARTRIDGE AT A TIME FOR THIS C3180? I DO NOT NEED THE COLOR CARTRIDGE FOR THIS UNIT AT ALL. YET IT KEEPS TELLING ME THAT IT WILL NOT WORK WITH JUST ONE CARTRIDGE. SO I KEEP AN EMPTY (OR RATHER SUPPOSEDLY EMPTY) CARTRIDGE IN IT SO IT WILL PRINT. HOWEVER, SOME RED SEEMS TO ALWAYS COME THROUGH HALF WAY THROUGH A JOB. IT SHOULDN'T PRINT ANY OTHER COLOR THAN BLACK, AS I AM ONLY USING A BLACK DOCUMENT WITH NO OTHER PRESENT COLORS. ?????????? I'VE REALLY HATED THIS MACHINE EVER SINCE I'VE OWNED IT. UNFORTUNATELY, IT WAS A GIFT.
My solution would be stop typing in caps so I won't hesitate to help you, but my solution is to just buy the ink cartridges or get an old, black only printer instead of a $120.00 HP All-In-One c3180. I have one and I cant use it for some reason, but I'm trying to get it to work desperately...
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This could be one of a few things... First, Windows 8 is a completely different animal from Windows XP! Try reloading your printer driver in Windows 8. If this doesn\'t work, you need to clean the paper pickup rollers at the front of the printer (where the paper first feeds into the machine. I use a Q-tip moistened (not sopping wet) with rubbing alcohol... gently scrub the whole pickup roller and then the feed roller next to it. Check carefully (with a flashlight) for any shards of paper that might be blocking the paper path. There is also a sensor flag (small finger of plastic) sticking up that the paper must hit to let the printer know that the paper is feeding through. If you do not see the sensor flag, it is either jammed or has been broken off when a piece of paper was pulled backward out of the paper feed area. First reload the printer driver, and try to print. If it doesn\'t print, check and clean the rollers and look for the sensor flag.
There are very few things you can do, other than what you have aleady done.
I would recommend a decision on how much the unit cost and how long you have used the
printer vrs. what HP or a local authorized service center would charge to repair it.
If you have refilled ink cartridges, this is problem that can arise due to ink drying on the
print head as the black cartridge is use the most.
We always have solutions, but it might not be what your looking for but here it goes.
to solve you problem you would need to install windows on your mac pro and use boot camp to boot into the windows OS where there are drivers that work for this printer. I imagine you are using Ipages or Ilife to print so the file format should be ok to print in a windows operating system using openoffice.org witch is free.
We do not have drivers for the MAC operating system you will have to boot camp to windows as the solution to your issue. Another solution would be to network the MAC to a pc with the drivers and send the job to the pc to print.
It is all up to your, But do not forget to rate and leave positive feedback for your FREE solution.
It would be helpful to know what kind of printer. Is it ink-jet or laser? Color or black and white? What brand and model number?
Generically speaking, what you see as steam could be a bit of toner coming out of the machine if it is a laser. Orange (or red) usually tells that there is a problem, Have you ever changed the drum?
Are you using re-manufactured cartridges? Sometimes these have defects and cause problems with the printing. The noises you hear could be that the machine is cleaning the heads, if it is an inkjet.
If it is a "low end" printer with three years of use, it might be time to replace it. If you really like the machine, consider using some cleaning supplies specially designed for the type of printer you have and do a little bit of maintenance.
ok you need to take out the inks then remove the print head it just comes out once the inks are taken out, get some windex and clean the bottom off the print head with a fine lint free cloth spray the windex on the rag then clean the print head, also if its really bad spray windex into the where the inks also sit give it a good squirt let it sits for a few minutes then wipe it out, make sure you DONOT touch the gold bits on the printhead. refit to machine do a head clean on the driver should work fine.
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I'm in the same boat here, I just found out that my new 2008 Mac Pro will not be able to print to my Kodak EasyShare 5500. Unhooking the printer from the Windows machine, so I'll have to print EVERYTHING through a VMWare Fusion (Windows) machine.
It's a shame for Kodak, a nice printer, but without industry standard functionality I really don't see them capturing market share. I will buy elsewhere next time unless they get on the ball, fast!
WEP Security is not strong enough and can be comprise within min! Buy a new print server it will make you sleep better and happier! Setup your IP as Stactic especially on the print server it needs to stay the same Log into the router and change the password, and look at your ip range, if your are using zone alarm or any type of firewall the ip range must match.