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Hp deskjet 5550 yellow flashing light readout says pen failure???

What does pen failure mean?

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  • fllag Jan 01, 2009

    Thanks for the info.  The problem resolved itself overnight.

  • myrla Jan 02, 2009

    Yellow light is flashing and I can not print ANYTHING from ANYWHERE, can you help?

  • bjbaden Jan 04, 2009

    flashing yellow light on HP 5550 printer - won't print



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Your ink cartridge is bad.

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