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HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

My problem is that when I install HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer, it install successfully without any problem but when I give print then it show error "There was an error writing to LPT1" and print doesn't come.

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Re: HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

Well, first things first! Are you using the parallel port (the "wide connector" one) to connect or the USB(The small connector)? Get back to me with this info to continue troubleshooting! regards, babb

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If you are printing off a usb cable, there are two ways to fix this. the simple one is to delete the printer reinstall it and slect the usb cable option. If you are using a parallel connector (large rectangular one) do the same as above but select LPT, the first connection option.

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HP Deskjet 5550 quit printing red color. Installed new color cartridge HP57. Quit printing red again after 5 pages. Is it a printer problem or cartridge problem?

Have you check your color cartridge if they are properly installed.

Make sure your are not using a refill cartridge.

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EZ steps to install HP printer in Windows 7 without Installation software

  1. Make sure that the USB cable is not connected to the product. If the USB cable is connected to the product, disconnect it.
  2. From the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon, and then click Devices and Printers. The Devices and Printers window opens.
  3. Click Add a printer. The Add Printer window opens.
  4. Click Add a local printer.
  5. Click Use an existing port.
  6. Click the Use an existing port drop-down list, select LPT1: (Printer Port), and then click Next.
  7. Under Manufacturer in the Install the printer driver window, click HP.
  8. Under Printers, select approriate drive from below list provided and then click Next.
  9. In the message window, click Finished.
  10. Connect the USB cable to the product, and connect the USB cable to the computer. A Device driver software was not successfully installed window opens.
  11. Click Close to close the window.
  12. In the Devices and Printers window, right-click the name of the product and then click Printer Properties. The Printer Properties window opens.
  13. Click the Ports tab.
  14. Click the drop down menu, and then change the port from LPT1 to USB or DOT4.
  15. Click OK.
  16. In the Properties dialog box, click the General tab.
  17. Click Print Test Page.
Determine the appropriate compatible driver

Deskjet 3320, 3325, 3420 and 3520 -------------Deskjet 3600 *
Photosmart 7600 series------------------------------ Deskjet 5600
Deskjet 5850 ---------------------------------------------Deskjet 5600
Photosmart 130, 145, 230 and 245 ---------------Photosmart 330 *
Photosmart 7350 and 7550 --------------------------Deskjet 5550
Deskjet 6122 and 6127 --------------------------------Deskjet 990c *
Deskjet 3820 -----------------------------------------------Deskjet 970cse *
Deskjet 656 ------------------------------------------------Deskjet 660c *
Business Inkjet 1100d ---------------------------------Business Inkjet 1000
Business Inkjet 1100dtn ------------------------------Business Inkjet 1000
Deskjet 9300 ----------------------------------------------Deskjet 1220c *
Deskjet 9650, 9670, 9680, 9680gp---------------- Deskjet 9800

* Available only through Windows Update.

(Happy Printing)


on Jan 29, 2010 | Printers & Copiers

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My HP Deskjet 5550 printer prints only a quarter of the page then stops and gives an error message stating 'there was an error printing this document'. It happens with documents from all applications on my...

I called Hewlett Packard and a technician worked very patiently with me to resolve the problem. I needed to download and install new drivers as the drivers on my installation CD had an error on them.

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Hp deskjet 5550-prints a ''hp deskjet 5550 Series'' page

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your problem sound as you have hanged Button, try clean it and refit it.


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Hp deskjet 5550 printer software

You can download the driver for your HP 5550, from this Site:


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HP deskjet 5550 sometimes prints and icon reads Toolbox not available because printdriver is not installed

thats easy! HP has a bad habit of screwing drivers up! List here what operating system you have, and the exact,with any letters behind the 5550, model number here and I'll get the drivers. I have almost every drivers for windows for that particular printer

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