Check your other colours. Anything other than a True Type Font is printed in colour shaded with black, so it sounds like you have a problem with yellow and cyan. Either the ink cartridges are out or the print heads have a blockage.
If the cartridges are not empty or v low, try sitting the print head over a folded paper kitchen towel damped with hot water for 10 minutes. Remove it and try your diagnostic again.
Reset the product: 1.Without turning off the product, disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product. 2.Remove the cartridges from the product. 3.Wait for the 'Insert Cartridges ' message to display on the control panel. 4.Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product. 5.Wait 60 seconds. 6.Reconnect the power cord. If the product does not automatically turn on, press the Power button ( ). 7.Reinsert the cartridges, and then close any open doors on the product. 8.If you receive a prompt to print a calibration page, do so. 9.Reconnect the USB cable to the rear of the product, and then try printing again. Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
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We suggest you first remove all of the ink cartridges from the HP D7160 printer, then attempt the carriage un-jamming instructions as provided by the others above. If the jam still cannot be cleared then either the flex driver cable has a problem or the service station (below carriage assembly) is blocking carriage travel.
For advanced HP D7160 printer diagnostics specific to your printer model, please refer to 'HP Diagnostics Tests' .pdf file at the following Inkjet411 support site link: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1813
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error 0xc05d1281 mean the ink system failure
try blow reset Solutions Solution 1:
Press and hold the "*" key.
Press the "#" key and release both keys.
Display should say "Enter Special Key Combo"
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. 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.
Press * and # at the same time
Press 1, 2, 3 and "support R0632M" should display
Press > and "information menu" should display
Press > and "configuration menu" should display
Press OK and "hardware failure status" should display
Press OK "failure status: clear". Press OK to clear
Turn printer off, unplug power cord for 2 minutes, plug cord back in then turn printer back on.
If the error came back, do the sequence again and the error will be replaced with the usual print cartridge initialization screens. Print a test page to make sure.
Solution 3 (thanks to a1224imac):
This same error started occurring on my printer and eventually it would constantly poweron and off.
Apparently some defective components were used in the construction of the logic board (see photo).
On my C6180 there were 3 failed capacitors (the green cylinders - the puffed top indicates failure) and a 4th from the same manufacturer (TEAPO - many unfavorable web references to this manufacturer).
I purchased 3x 330uF 16V and 1x 680uF 10v rated to 105 degrees Celsius (total about 60cents).
On the logic board, the capacitors I replaced are labeled C613, C614, C660 and C662.
If you are not comfortable replacing the parts yourself (or don't have a soldering tool), you will have to find someone who will. The time to repair should be less than 30 min - I did it in 25 min with only a solder pen. This also fixed the ink system failures the printer was having. A similar fix may apply to other printers.