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Hp deskjet 5550 printer

I have a 5550 deskjet printer and it will not print. the ink light keep blinking. I have change the ink cartiage and then it say it need paper. but it is full nothing is coming out. it say error please help me I need a printer. I am a college student and have little money to spare. I have never had any problem with this printer before. It was new when I bought it about 3 to 4 year ago.

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Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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I was also having this problems. and was ready to trash it as much as i love my hp 5550! this is what i did. I pulled out the two cords from the back of the printer kept them out for a few seconds then pushed them back in , turned the button back on, and it started working again! it has happened another couple of times and I do the same ritual! it worked every.hope it works for you. mhl

Posted on Aug 07, 2007

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If you have the $30 or so dollars, look online at for a cheap printer. Lexmark and HP are pretty dependable printers.

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Both have to be in the printer,even if one is empty.

Read this HP document on the blinking lights code:

copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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