N/APosted on - 05/25/2012
I am using the HP Photosmart C6280. The machine starts normally but when I try to print anything, an error occurs with error code showing error: 0xc18a0001 and it doesn’t initialize the printing process.
I have tried some minor techniques which have gone in vain. I am hoping that you will be able to provide me with some solutions regarding this matter. I will be waiting for your help to solve this problem. Thanks.
My HP Photosmart C6280 fails to initialize
Please perform the below steps:
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 Photo smart Express” screen appears.
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.
If the printer has already initialized, then go to the next step. If not, the printer will start the “ONE TIME INK INITIALIZATION PROCESS.