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I have a HP Photosmart C5180 all-in-one printer. I am getting a ink printer failed unable to print. What can I do to fix this

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SOURCE: Ink System Failure on HP Photosmart c5180

Ink system failures is a very serious problem on HP printer systems. If you have this problem you should be ready to replace your printer. However there are still troubleshooting steps that you can do to try to resolve this problem. try this Ink System Failure Trouble shooting guide.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Error 0xc18a0301

Error: 0xc18a0301 fix from HP tech support:

Let us perform some steps to isolate the issue and find a fix for it.
Please perform the following steps and let me know the message that will be displayed on the printer.
A. - Press and hold the “*” key.
B. - Press the “#” key and release both keys.
Display should say “Enter Special Key Combo”
C. - Press and release in sequence the “1”, “2” and “3” buttons.

Screen says "support" R0631M

Press and release the right arrow button until the display says “System Configuration Menu”.
Press and release the “OK” button.
Display should say “Hardware failure status”. If not there already, Arrow Key over to “Hardware failure status”,
Press and release the “OK” button.
Display should say “Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear”.

Press and release the “OK” Button. Message changes to “Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue”.

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.

Using the Power Button, turn the unit OFF and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet.


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

turn the unit on. The printer may display message “USE POWER BUTTON TO SHUTDOWN THE PRINTER” followed by “PRESS OK TO CONTINUE”. Press OK. The Printer will start the “ONE TIME INK INITIALIZATION PROCESS”. Allow this process to complete and do not interrupt. Once the initialization process is complete, the printer will print out a Diagnostic Page.

Is the error message still being displayed on the printer?


Print a self test page to check the functionality of the printer.
Press Setup menu on the All-in-One then scroll using the arrow key and select Print Report then select Self Test Report.


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe




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Posted on May 21, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: oxc18a0201 ink system failure. Apparently

1.-press key * # 2.-enter code 123 and select a Hardware faliure status 3.- Press clear OK and finish cancel for end restart print

Posted on May 28, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: on HP Photosmart C5180 Error Message 0xc18a0201

call hp total care 1800 4746836
u knw i cn tell u the steps but if u do even 1 of the steps wrong ,ur printer wont work anymre so contact them
...hp technicians will be able to take care of u
thanhks

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: I have an Hp c5180 and I am unable to print.

Look here: http://www.out-of-warranty.com/ink-system-failure-error-0xc18a-hp

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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