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Hp deskjet 5550 the print cartridge cradle cannot move

The problem of my hp deskjet 5550 printer is, when i am trying to print, the error say, the print cartridge cradle cannot move.

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Did you peel the piece of paper on the ink cartridge?Or if that doesnt help do this get the cartridge out and then dip some water on the ink leaking part with a piece of paper and well see what will happen.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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your problem sound as you have hanged Button, try clean it and refit it.
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Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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unplug the printer and try to move carriage by hand, if it does not move, the carriage mechanism is broken, if it does move, plug the unit back in, if same error occurrs, it is an issue with the printer carriage mech.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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check if you are getting an error message as carriage jam..if you get this message connect the printer directly to the wall outlet and then check for the error message..if it still the same..perform a reset on the machine..that is you need to unplug the power chord from the back of the printer, press and hold OK and CANCEL button together while pressing these two button plug in the Power chord to the back of the printer..after you plug in the power chord do not release those two buttons, keep pressing those two buttons untill the screen is blank..once the screen is blank release the buttons and then turn on the printer..check for the message..if you are still getting any error message then it is a hardware issue..machine should be replaced..

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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These are the steps on how to install/replace cartridge(s) on Hp Deskjet 5550.
  • Press the POWER button to turn on the printer.
  • Open the top cover. The cradle moves to the center of the printer.
  • Open the cradle latch.
  • Slide the print cartridge out of the print cartridge cradle and discard it.
  • Remove the replacement print cartridge from its packaging and carefully remove the plastic tape. Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strip is on the bottom.
  • Slide the print cartridge firmly into the cradle. Ensure that the copper contacts of the print cartridge meet the copper contacts of the print cartridge cradle.
  • Close the cradle latch.

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Have you check your color cartridge if they are properly installed.

Make sure your are not using a refill cartridge.

Replace your tri-color cartridge with original an HP tri-color cartridge.

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The short answer is YES you should be able to...but think you need to use the HP 57 and the HP 58 cartridge for photo printing. Try this website for more info on photo printing. The HP 58 goes in the cradle in place of the HP 57 black cartridge.
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/bpd09384.pdf

hope this helps.

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How do you change the print cartridge?


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Hi,

To replace a print cartridge:

> Press the power button to turn on the printer, then open the top cover
> Open the cradle latch
> Slide the print cartridge out of the print cartridge cradle and discard it.
> Unwrap the replacement print cartridge, then pull the pink tab to remove the plastic tape
> Slide the print cartridge firmly into the cradle
> Pull the cradle latch forward, then press it down to tuck the tabs into place to close the cradle latch.
> Verify the that plain paper is loaded in the In tray, then close the top cover. The printer will automatically print a calibration page.

Please also browse above link for further details on your manual.

Thank you.

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Hp 812c cartridge cradle is stuck on the right, not moving to the


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I just had this same problem on my Deskjet 5550 printer. The orange light (ink indicator) was staying on. I found out that all you need to do is just open the front cover to the printer. If your printer is running out of ink, the print cradle will move to either the far left or far right side. If it moves to the far left side, the BLACK cartridge is low or empty and should be replaced. If the print cradle stays on the far right side, the COLOR cartridge should be replaced. Normally, when you open the front cover, the print cradle should move to the center. Hope this helps!

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