How to restore the HP f4180 printer

Learn how to restore your HP f4180 printer back to factory settings in the simple, five-step tutorial we created for you in this post.

The HP f4180 multifunction printer is one of the best of its kind, and it’s known for its great at-home use. This printer was created during the HP golden age, andis meant to endure thanks to the HP 21 and HP 22 ink cartridges it works with, giving it a relatively high page yield.

However, this printer can cause a bit of trouble if we try to install a refilled ink cartridge in it. You will be able to tell something is wrong with your HP printer when the LED indicator starts blinking constantly.

There are many different ways of solving this problem, but the one we recommend the most is restoring your printer back to its original factory settings, which you can achieve in about 10 minutes. We also suggest you read these posts before proceeding with this tutorial:


Please remember this tutorial may or may not work for you, and that you could obtain different results than the ones in this tutorial. If this is the case, please contact us by posting a comment in the section below this post  and we will help you out.

We treat every comment as a personal commitment and an obligation we have with you; we promise we’ll answer each and every one of them.

How to restore the HP f4180 printer back to factory settings:

First of all, take a look at the contacts on your ink cartridges. If they’re dirty or covered in ink, they could be the ones causing all this trouble. If this is the case, please read our post regarding how to clean ink cartridges.

However, if this problem persists after you’ve cleaned them, you should restore the entire printer back to its original factory settings to solve it.

Step #1:
In first place, please turn off your printer using the on/off button on it. The following picture will show you how this button looks.
button to turn the printer
button to turn the printer
The on/off button can usually be found on your printer’s main panel, and it should look similar to this picture.

Step #2:
Next, disconnect the USB and power cables from your printer. The USB cable is responsible for sending data from your computer to your printer, while the power cord supplies the printer with electricity. The following image will show you where to locate the USB cable.
printer connected to USB cable
printer connected to USB cable
Step #3:
Now, press and hold the on/off and cancel buttons on your printer simultaneously. Usually, this button is marked with an X on it and can be found on the main panel of any printer, but the next picture will show you exactly what it looks like on this particular printer.
cancel button
cancel button
Step #4:
While keeping both buttons pressed down, reattach the printer’s power cord. Now please take a look at the following picture.
electric source
electric source
Step #5:
You should now let go of of both buttons at the same time. The LED indicators will blink for a short while, and after about 5 seconds the printer will go back to normal.

Your printer has now be restored back to its original factory settings, and the ink levels have been evened out. If you need any assistance with this tutorial, please contact us by leaving a comment in the section below this post.

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