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Display reports: Problems in inksystem. Error no: 0xc18a0306 What do i do?

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Error detecting ink volume and will need to be cleared by resetting your printer. here are the two ways to reset it.

Reset to default setting
1. While your printer is on, unplug to power cable from the printer.
2. Press and hold the "OK" and "HELP" buttons while you plug the power cable at the back of the printer.

Full reset
1. Press & hold " * " key...(asterisk sign)
2. While holding the " * ", press "#" key and then release both keys."Enter Special Key Combo" will be displayed.
3. Press "1", "2" and "3" to display Support.
4 Press ">" right arrow button and release when System Config Menu appear, then click OK
5. Press arrow key to display Hardware Failure Status, click OK.
6. When Hardware Failure Status:Clear appeared, press "OK" to clear.
7. Press "OK" again to display "Hardware Failure Status Cleared. Press Cancel To Continue".
8. Press "CANCEL" as many times to display "Welcome To Photosmart Express" or "Ink System Failure".
9. The last part is to turn off the printer and unplug at the back, wait for 30 sec, then plug and turn on the printer, if asked, press "OK" to continue and allow the "One Time Ink Initialization" to procede..After this try to print
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Found this here it's worth a shot. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Printer-All-in-One-Install-and/Ink-System-Failure-C6180-error-0xc18a0306/td-p/161866

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Hi it worth a go I found this I know your error not in here but it may work for It worth a try nothing to lose and it may work. I know your error code is not in this but it some times it clean the error with this type of error number you can gave it a go try not harm it Error code: 0xc18a0201, 0xc18a0206, 0xc18a0306, 0xc18a030a, 0xd0620130, 0x887dd03a, 0xd05d010d, 0xf0af8004, 0xc19ac3ff, 0xc18a050...

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1. Without turning off the product, disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.
2. Remove the cartridges from the product.
3. Wait for the 'Insert Cartridges ' message to display on the control panel.
4. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
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9. Reconnect the USB cable to the rear of the product, and then try printing again.
Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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