did you mananage to find a fix to the problem ? If the cover does not press down on the switch then you can get a piece of tape, and tape it down. Reattach the rear access door. The yellow arrow points to the Black Cartridge Problem icon The Power light is on and the Print Cartridge light blinks. have a peek at this web-site
Follow these steps to perform a reset. Solution three: Replace the cartridge Follow these steps to replace the tri-color cartridge. Normal text files are printed flawlessly but as soon as I try to print a picture it is a no go. When I turn it off, the orange light goes off then comes back on for a second after the ink light has flashed on and off. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c00035263
Hp Deskjet 5550 Blinking Ink Light
Please help...That sounds like a failed printer. Issue: The Power light and the Resume light blink alternately In this error condition, the following light pattern displays on the product control panel: Print Cartridge status light: Off Resume light: NOTE: If you find obstructions in the paper path, skip to the section on cleaning the rollers. Pulling jammed paper from the front of the product can cause damage to the print mechanism.
Figure 103: The Black Cartridge Low-ink icon Image: The Black Cartridge Low-ink icon Cause The black cartridge is low on ink. Raise the cartridge latch. Whenever I print, it sucks a page in and rolls it forwards too far then reports a paper jam. ("Paper Jam. Hp Deskjet 5550 Not Printing I have tried gently pulling the carriage to the right when I power the unit on, but that did not work either.
Today, the problem was resolved by applying LongStride's solution. Hp Deskjet 5550 Printer Problems Figure 54: Open the duplexer door With the damp cloth, clean the rollers inside the duplexer. Follow these steps to clear any jammed paper. It seems like it ought to be able to print on the first try.Do you have any suggestions?
I too spent weekends and evenings thinking "I can fix this" well I finally gave up and called for help. Hp Deskjet 5550 Printer Driver I had to uninstall then reinstall the printer. Step one: Remove the cartridge Press the Power button () to turn on the product. jhill777 Windows XP Support 0 04-24-2007 11:54 AM HP Officejet R80xi not cooperating with XP I have an officejet R80xi that I bought a while to run on my Dell dimension
Figure 76: Do not touch the contacts or the ink nozzles Step two: Reinsert the cartridge Hold the cartridge so that the nozzles face down and the contacts face toward the
The tri-color cartridge goes in the left carriage slot.
The product is on and ready for printing.
Use a flashlight to view the mechanism inside the tray to make sure that nothing blocks the paper from engaging with the rollers.
Is there any help for this printer or should I just toss it and buy another?
Respond to this 0 I'm having the same problem!
With every thing else working fine it seems a shame to landfill this machine, but when I looked at opening up the body to look for a chipped plastic part inside,
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Step one: Remove the cartridge Press the Power button () to turn on the product.
I've been plagued by this for a while but now I can rest easy.
If the issue persists, continue to the next solution. Check This Out I had the same problem and I fixed it with your instructions. I tried replacing the old black one with a new one, but it still won't work. The self-test report prints. Hp Deskjet 5550 Troubleshooting Guide
Press the Power button () to turn on the product. Now printing merrily with one curious side-effect - under Printer Properties all but one page is in English the last is in Spanish or Portugese ! I changed the ink cartridge and now I have two problems: the "low ink" light is on (my ink is obviously not low)and the plastic shield will not stay down. http://domcached.com/hp-deskjet/hp-deskjet-5550-error.html Hats off to you!!
Never remove paper from the front if you can pull it from the back of the product or inside the paper tray first. Hp Deskjet 5550 Reset by Eric on Aug 24, 2004 at 5:11pm Add comment Please sign in to comment 0 Clean the cartridge and carriage electrical contacts with a cotton swab and alcohol. Open the top cover.
CAUTION: If the paper tears when you remove it from the rollers, check the rollers for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product.
I'm sure I deleted something somewhere at one time. by unknown on Oct 6, 2009 at 8:25am Add comment Please sign in to comment 0 My HP Deskjet 5550 doesn't recognize the new blank ink. Check for any paper or object that might be restricting the carriage. Hp Deskjet 5550 All Lights Blinking PDF and Internet programs printed OK.
And I have no idea what it means! With the product turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product, if it is not already disconnected. I was crazy because I could make it print in GNU/Linux. http://domcached.com/hp-deskjet/hp-deskjet-5550-error-printing.html Solution three: Clean the rollers Dust or paper residue on the rollers inside the product might cause paper feed issues.
The printer is fine with other computers. Odd that a problem with the color cartridge led to an error message about the black ink cartridge. by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2006 at 4:44am Add comment Please sign in to comment 0 I had this same problem as Majlander_DK had in October and I don't think he Even small pieces of paper can cause paper feed issues.
If the test page does not print, continue with the next solution. Figure 47: Clean the paper pick roller Allow the rollers to dry for 10 to 15 minutes. I tried all things I could think of and, in fact, it will print sometimes. Thanks by unknown on Aug 4, 2005 at 10:07pm Add comment Please sign in to comment 0 Bad logic board?Only way to prove it is to swap out the part.
I have an HP 5550 and I don't know what to do. I need my printer! by Jack on Sep 5, 2004 at 4:48pm Add comment Please sign in to comment 3 My 5550 stopped picking up the paper out of the feed tray.