HP Photosmart error codes

If you own an HP Photosmart or Photosmart all-in-one and receive an 0xc18xxxxx or 0xc19xxxxx ink system error code displayed on the front panel, you’ll find the printer cannot copy, receive faxes, or print.Here’s a possible solution to the problem.

  1. Press the On button to turn the printer off.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.
  3. Remove all the ink cartridges.
  4. Wait two minutes.
  5. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
  6. Press the On button to turn the printer on.
  7. Install the ink cartridges when prompted.

If the error code no longer shows then you’ve resolved the problem. If you still see the error code 0xc18xxxxx or 0xc19xxxxx, you’ll need to service the printer.

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