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My printer has gone A-wall

My printer for work was working fine, until it just basically will not print anything, will not automatic feed paper, the lights for the ink keep blinking and the cartridges automatically move to the complete right of the printer. When I try and move the cartridges back to there proper place, the paper feed light comes on.

So my worry is how in the world do I fix this problem?

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    same problem...blinking lights...cartridges to the right

  • bless Nov 13, 2007

    the light is not blinking. but paper is not feeding thru printer

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2007

    ink light keeps blinking, won't print,

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    Same problem, blinking lights and it won't take any paper.


  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    2 BLINKING LIGHTS. TRIED PAPER JAM

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    deskjet 5550 printer cartridges to the left...won't move two lights blinking middle and bottom. I have tried all the regular routes with all the trouble shooting and it finally says call a service man.......

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2008

    same

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    after powering three led resume, power & ink continoiusly blink

  • cnchong Apr 11, 2008

    all three lights are blinking and will not print anything.

  • phantom8646 Apr 16, 2008

    My ink cartridge light is on and the resume and on/off lights are blinking. Nothing will print

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    Two lights continue to flash the resume and the power button

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    Same problem.

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    two lights blinking will not print

  • bennie21 Sep 09, 2008

    I have the same problem but the print cartridge stays to the left.

  • HP5550Fan Oct 17, 2008

    ink light blinks---nothing prints---i love this printer--is there no solution??!

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    same problem and I can't seem to find anything to fix it.

  • konchogrinch Jan 30, 2009

    Have toner and paper.
    Both light keep blinking.
    Can not clear lights my pushing buttons.
    When lid is open cartridges stay to left side of tray.
    Lid sensor is working.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    same, but the paper light doesn't come on when we move the carriage

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I had the same problem but i finally figured it out

1. open the cover

2. pull the ink cartrage thing to the right while you push the center paper feed button

3. it should move now

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Try www.fixyourownprinter.com

Or check you manual for a reset routine.

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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