....ink System Failure...error 0xc..........
These instructions worked very
well for me. If you follow the same instructions exactly,it should work
for you too.
1) If you are looking at the printer FROM THE
FRONT, remove the right hand side cover. On most HP printers, there are
2-3 tabs on top that will either pop out with a screwdriver under the
top cover, or can be removed with screws. Make sure you have the printer
powered off and UNPLUGGED.
2) On the front, bottom, right is a
separate piece of plastic that is attached to the side cover that should
also be removed. Remove the plastic cover from the side at this point,
and you should see a circuit board. The following link will show how to
remove the printer cover: http://hpphotosmart8250.blogspot.com/
There are two ribbon-type connectors on the top [center] of the circuit
board that are plugged in directly to the top, inserted towards the
bottom of the printer. One is slightly wider than the other. Again, make
sure your printer is powered off AND UNPLUGGED. Unplug both of these
ribbons [this can be done without removal of the circuit board from the
printer, just use care and maybe some forceps or hemostats to help with
reinstalling later], and make sure they are not partially plugged in or
touching the board.
4) Plug in, and turn back on the printer. A
Ink failure message should come up (the numbers will be different.)
Click OK on this, then unplug the printer again.
5) Plug both of
these ribbon cables back into their respective connectors. Plug in the printer and turn it on. It should start back up, and REINITIALIZE
as if you just
turned it on for the first time. [The printer will run for a long time
pumping fresh ink through the print heads during initialization, so be
sure you have cartridges that are fairly new/full.] The ink status will
be correct, and no more ink system failure messages.
6) Put your printer back together...