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Printer will not print

Every time i turn on my computer a mesage comes up, ink system failure, ink system has failed and can no longer print. can anybody tell me how i can solve this problem.

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  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    Error 0xc18a0001 ink system failure. Troubleshooting doesn't fix issue. New cartridges etc no jams won't even print a test paper so its not software/driver related .Internal issue

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    prints out blank paper

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    ink system failure Oxc19a0020
    print head damage is suggested
    instruction to turn printer off and on

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Well you can follow these steps provided by HP for that very problem. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/fastFaqLiteDocument?lc=nl&cc=be&dlc=nl&docname=c00719450 hope that was helpful, lemme know how it works out:) regards, babb

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Solution 1:

1. Press and hold "left arrow" key
2. Press the "setup" key and release both keys
3. Press and release the "OK" button
4. Press and release the right arrow button until the display says “System Configuration Menu”. 2. Press and release the “OK” button.
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8. Press and release the “OK” Button. Message changes to “Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue”.
9. Press and release the “CANCEL” button as many times as necessary, so that, either the “Welcome to Photosmart Express” screen appears, or, the “Ink System Failure” screen appears. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO PRINT AT THIS STAGE.
10. Using the Power Button, turn the unit OFF and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet.
11. Wait 30 seconds for the power to get discharged and then plug the power cable into the wall outlet first and then into the back of the printer
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5. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
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