Issues with the HP photosmart c7180 all-in-one (143 Views)
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Meluno
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Issues with the HP photosmart c7180 all-in-one

I have a problem with this printer, for those again, its a HP Photosmart C7180 all-in-one.

 

I turn on the printer and the first thing which appears is the loading screen with the HP logo. All seems normal.

Then comes the problem: Ink system failure. Copy, telecopy, reception and print impossible.

 

The error code is the following:

Err. 0xc18a0001.

 

I restarted the printer plugged of the power cord after turning off then replugged in turned on still the same problem.

Calibration tryed but fails as soon as I do it.

 

Note: If I plug in or out the printer's USB on my computer during its on, it doesn't make any difference. It just seems that my PC doesn't reconize any new hardware. For the easy and not helping answers my PC is alright any other hardware I plug in, my PC reacts and installs it ;).

 

In other words I don't have any method to reach the printer via USB.

 

Any help? Thank you.

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Pier3v
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Re: Issues with the HP photosmart c7180 all-in-one

The formatter board is probably gone bad and will need to be replaced.

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Meluno
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Re: Issues with the HP photosmart c7180 all-in-one

So the printers gone if I do not replace it??

: /.

 

Any other ideas pls?

Don't wanna buy a new one.

 

What can cause such failures for this to happen?

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Pier3v
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Message 4 of 10 (137 Views)

Re: Issues with the HP photosmart c7180 all-in-one

No other solution that I can think about, sorry.

Any electronic board can go bad at any time w/out warnings.

It could be just a cold solder joint causing it but again you cannot see it.

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Meluno
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Message 5 of 10 (135 Views)

Re: Issues with the HP photosmart c7180 all-in-one

I just hope those things are not expensive.

 

At least if I repair it so I am starting to become a pro in printer repairs xD.

 

At least I do on PC's xP

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Pier3v
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Re: Issues with the HP photosmart c7180 all-in-one

I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but most of the time the repairs exceed the cost of a full replacement with those small printers.

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Meluno
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Re: Issues with the HP photosmart c7180 all-in-one

Yes but if I do get the formatter board and replace it my self.

 

You know what I mean? ;)

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Pier3v
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Re: Issues with the HP photosmart c7180 all-in-one

Absolutely :-)

Good luck!

 

 

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Meluno
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Re: Issues with the HP photosmart c7180 all-in-one

Thanx man :)

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Meluno
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Re: Issues with the HP photosmart c7180 all-in-one

I'll keep ya in touch for the next step ;)

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