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Blinking Light Hi There. I have a hp 5550, the light next to the button that has got a down arrow and a paper icon next to it is blinking. There is paper and both inks are there. Any Suggestions? Many Thanks

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Re: 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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Deskjet troubleshoot My HPdeskjet 5550 won't print.: My HPdeskjet 5550 won't print. The orange light is flashing


In this error condition, the following light pattern displays on the product control panel and a message might display on the computer:
  • Print Cartridge status light : On
  • Resume light : Off
  • Power light : On
Figure 69: The Power light is on and the Print Cartridge light blinksc02645167.gif
    hpweb_1-2_minus.gif Causes
    • The cover on the product might be open.
    • There might be a problem with one or both cartridges.
hpweb_1-2_minus.gif Solutions Follow these solutions in the order presented to resolve the issue. Solution one: Close the top cover on the printer
  1. If the cover on the product is open, close it.
  2. Press the Resume button (c01219285.bmp ) to continue printing.
Solution two: Determine the cartridge issue When there is an issue with a cartridge, a yellow arrow on top of the carriage (inside the product) points to a drawing of a cartridge that indicates what the issue is. Follow these steps to determine the cartridge issue, and then continue to the next section for solutions to resolve the issue.
  1. Open the top cover on the product. Wait for the carriage to move. The yellow arrow on top of the carriage (inside the product) points to a drawing of a cartridge that indicates what the issue is.
  2. Look at the drawing and then find the icon in the following figure that matches the drawing. Each of these icons represents a different cartridge issue. Use the icons to determine the cartridge issue. Figure 70: Determine the cartridge issuec02645168.gif 1 - Tri-color Cartridge Problem icon 2 - Black Cartridge Problem icon 3 - Tri-color Cartridge Low-ink icon 4 - Black Cartridge Low-ink icon 5 - Cartridges OK icon
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Jul 28, 2011 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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I had a paper jam and I have removed the paper but I still have a problem. the little tear drop looking light underneath the top button is flashing and it wont print. what does it mean and how do i fix it.

The teardrop looking light is the Print Cartridge Status light.

If you have already removed the paper and still this light is blinking, then make sure you close the top cover. If it stops blinking, try to print again.

If not, then try the steps on this link.

It has the steps on how to make sure that the carriage can move freely.

I hope this helps!

May 14, 2010 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Hp 5550 deskjet not printing

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.
If this not help your printer has problem in carriage unit and need repair.

Nov 04, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Hp deskjet 5652 not printing, orange light flashing continuously

1. Check to insure the cover is shut down completely.

2. If the "Ink Drop" Icon is blinking you are either out of ink, or there is a problem with the cartridge carrier. So open the cover - the carriage should move to the middle, if not it is bound up somewhere. Check the guides and around the carriage area for gummy labels etc..

3. If the carriage moves to the middle, release the ink cartridges and replace.

4. If the "Arrow" Icon is blinking, this could be a result of a paper feed error. Remove the paper from the tray, open the cover and insure no jams are in the rollers. Shuffle the paper lightly and place back in tray. Check to make sure the tray is pushed completely forward and then press the "Arrow" Icon button until a sheet is fed into the printer.

* * Note: When you are replacing the Ink cartridges and before you remove the tape from the bottom heads, give them a shake to lossen up the ink before installing.

This link will take route you to HP's support and more troubleshooting techniques for your printer.

Hope this helps..

God Bless.......

Jun 18, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5652 InkJet Printer

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Blinking light--won't print

give a try to dis one..

Remove all the cartridges and the paper from the printer...Power off the printer...unplugg the power cable from the back of the printer...while printer is unplugged from the n hold the power button for atleast 60 seconds then release the back door of the printer and look for any paper jam...remove paper from behind (if any) and roll the rollers in upward direction from behind..close the back door and connect the power cable to the printer and power on the printer..Look for the cartridge slots and clean it wid a lynt free cloth and the copper contacts of the cartridges as well...then insert only one cartridge (black or color) and close the cartridge door and check for any blinking lights on the printer...similarily repeat it with the other this u wud get to know if any cartridge is faulty? If u get blinking lights on the printer ...that means there is some problem,,,
Once you see the steady green light on the means the printer is ready..You can also print a test page..."Press n Hold the power button down...while holding the power button down...either press "Down Arrow button" 4 Times OR "Red X button once"...then release the Power button to print the test print..
If it prints ..u r the master !!!
Best of luck

Remember if there is any blinking light,,the printer wont prin..
if the light blinks around the means there is cartridge issue and you may even replace the cartridges..make sure u remove the pink tape carefully before inserting the cartridges.


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