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Hp 5550 blinking

I have an Hp 5550 inkjet and when I turn it on all the light s come on and the paper feed and power lights blink at the same time. What is the deal?

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Re: Hp 5550 blinking

Like the post above, take both cartridges out of the printer and close the lid. The printer should start to activate the printer arm. Then once the printer is done moving replace the cartridges and close the lid. Press print!

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Re: 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 .

Posted on Sep 26, 2007

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Also clean the printer rod where cartridges after doing the above solutions.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

Re: Hp 5550 blinking

Taking off the catridge, it works... thanks

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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•Resume light : Blinking (orange)
•Power light : On (green)

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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.
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Resume and power lights blink all the time

HP has an excellent online support site with detailed instructions to help you clear this error. Click here to see them.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

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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.


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


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


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


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


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


  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.


Press the resume button to eject the banner paper.

Mar 14, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Paper feed problems

tha only thing that you need to do is to put just a little oil in the bar that spends the cartidges not too much, this with the printer turn it off and moving with your hand slowly the carrier and puting at the same time the oil.

then turn it on the printer and then live it to do alone his own functions, and that`s it


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Blinking Light

uaually the LED blinnks when there is no ink or when it runs low on ink. But since the LED is kept there to indicate any error happens to the printer.... 1. So I suggest that you should take out the printer cartridges and check all of them....shake well before you put it back. Now open Control panel - printers and fexes - right click HP 5550 - Properties There should an option to see the ink levels. If you can see the ink means that printer can detect the cartridges. Now the printer LED should be turned off. If the above doesn't work, try this; Check the printer que .. if there are print jobs pending, the LED will blink. Delete the print jobs, and restart the machine. This should solve your problem.

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