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Help I put a new black cartridge in my HP Deskjet 5550 printer. It prints 3/4 of the page correctly in black ink but the last 1/4 of the page prints in red. Any ideas? Thanks

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    hi i put a new cartridge in my hp deskjet 5550 and now when it prints out there seems to be like a line going through the words very frustrating i was told the heads needs cleaning but dont know how i read about other 5550 that they have 3 or more cartridges but my one only has settings for 2 please help before i go insane

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1st page prints perfect but the 2nd page comes out with very light and skipped printing.

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The deskjet printers should not be kept idle.

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