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Hp 5550 deskjet not printing

Cartridge light is blinking, tried new cartridge, removed plastic tab, paper is loaded, top cover is closed

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This is typical cartridge problem.Which cartridge changed?This printer can print with the only one cartridge inside it, whatever which.Try this: Open cover put out color cartridge then close cover.If blinking stops replace color cartridge.If blinking continues put out black cartridge and put in color.If blinking stops replace black cartridge, if not stop replace both cartridges.
If this not help your printer has problem in carriage unit and need repair.

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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How do you change the print cartridge?


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Hi,

To replace a print cartridge:

> Press the power button to turn on the printer, then open the top cover
> Open the cradle latch
> Slide the print cartridge out of the print cartridge cradle and discard it.
> Unwrap the replacement print cartridge, then pull the pink tab to remove the plastic tape
> Slide the print cartridge firmly into the cradle
> Pull the cradle latch forward, then press it down to tuck the tabs into place to close the cradle latch.
> Verify the that plain paper is loaded in the In tray, then close the top cover. The printer will automatically print a calibration page.

Please also browse above link for further details on your manual.

Thank you.

Aug 04, 2010 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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HELP PLEASE


Remove one cartridge and close the access door. If the cartridge light goes off, the bad cartridge has been removed. If the light continues to blink, remove the other cartridge and reinstall the first one. If the light goes off, the cartridge in the printer is the good one.

May 31, 2010 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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I had a paper jam and I have removed the paper but I still have a problem. the little tear drop looking light underneath the top button is flashing and it wont print. what does it mean and how do i fix it.


The teardrop looking light is the Print Cartridge Status light.

If you have already removed the paper and still this light is blinking, then make sure you close the top cover. If it stops blinking, try to print again.

If not, then try the steps on this link.

It has the steps on how to make sure that the carriage can move freely.

I hope this helps!


May 14, 2010 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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The top orange light is blinking and it says its offline??? What do we do??


One or both print head are defective.Open cover put out color cartridge then close cover.If blinking stops replace color cartridge.If blinking continues put out black cartridge and put in color.If blinking stops replace black cartridge, if not stop replace both cartridges.

Oct 22, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Top light blinking, will not print


I believe that the top light is the low printer cartridge signal. Did you replace the cartridge or just take it out and reinstall it? Did you use a new HP cartridge or refilled cartridge?

Try a new ink cartridge from HP and double check that you have the correct cartridge for your printer. If that doesn't solve the problem, contact HP.

Cindy Wells

Sep 15, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Constant yellow blinking light, no paper jam


I found this on the HP support site:

The power light is on, and the resume light is blinking.

c00109831.gifc01272271.gifc00109834.gif The printer might be waiting to complete a print job or to receive data from your computer.

Solution

Wait for the printer to finish the current task. The printer is waiting for the ink to dry on freshly printed paper.

Solution

  1. Remove the paper with fresh ink.
  2. Press the resume button.
The printer might be out of paper.

Solution

  1. Load paper in the paper tray.
  2. Press the resume button.
The printer might have a paper jam.

Solution

Clear the paper jam. If the resume light continues to blink after the paper jam is cleared,

OR

if the print carriage is stuck or making a grinding noise, then follow these steps.

Solution

  1. Lift the top cover of the printer.
  2. Turn the printer off and then on again.
  3. Unplug the power cable from the back of the printer when the grinding noise starts. Unplug the power cable from the wall outlet.
  4. Movethe print carriage toward the middle of the printer (this proceduremight take a couple of tries to get the timing correct).
  5. Remove the print cartridges and close the top cover.
  6. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet.
  7. Open the top cover, reinstall the print cartridges, and then close the top cover.
The printer may be ready to eject banner paper.

Solution

Press the resume button to eject the banner paper.

Mar 14, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Zvonko jelusic from belgrade


The print carriage is stuck.

Solution

  1. Open the top access door on the printer.
  2. Remove the print cartridges.
  3. Close the print cartridge flaps after removing the print cartridges.
  4. Turn the printer off and then on again.
  5. Replace the print cartridges.
  6. Close the top access door.
If the resume light continues to blink after the print cartridges are released,

OR

the print carriage is stuck or makes a grinding noise, follow these steps.

Solution

  1. Lift the top cover to the printer.
  2. Turn the printer off and then on again.
  3. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer when the grinding noise starts. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
  4. Move the print carriage towards the middle of the printer (this procedure may take a couple of tries to get the timing correct).
  5. Take out the print cartridges and close the top cover.
  6. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
  7. Open the top cover, reinstall the print cartridges, and then close the top cover
Solution

  1. Open the top cover.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Wait a minute or so.
  3. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet


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Sep 22, 2008 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Will not print / cartridges will not move back and forth


I had this happen to me the other night and I had to restart the printer to get the print job out of the que. You could try that.

While it's restarting, unplug the power cord and the usb cable. That should reset it.

Jun 21, 2008 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Hp 5550 blinking


remove the 2 ink catridge and cover it back you will see only catridge error light peeping. off it and on it back then put the 2 catridge back i hope this will solve your problem. from .

Aug 10, 2007 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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