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I damaged the spring holder for the colored ink cartridge- is there one that can be purchased - to replace it?

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Re: ref 5550 deskjet printer

Its more economical if you buy a new printer rather having your problem fix by the technician

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HP Deskjet 5550 quit printing red color. Installed new color cartridge HP57. Quit printing red again after 5 pages. Is it a printer problem or cartridge problem?

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.

Aug 26, 2010 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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My deskjet 5550 printer stopped printing in color it only print black ink i have replaced the color cartridge still only prints in blank only; i have tried calibrate printer and clean cartridge options;...

If the Cartridge and printer alignment is successfull and you are still not able to print in color, mostly the Color print is disabled in your pc

Click on START Button
Open Printers and Faxes folder
Highlight the Printer icon for Deskjet
Right click on the printer icon and choose Printing Preferences
Under Printing preferences, you will find Printing mode - It must be on BLACK or GREY SCALE, Change to COLOR/ ALL
try printing.

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Hp 5550 print cartridge light flashing.power light on,not flashin

All HP ink cartridges are dated. If you are using the remanufactured ones the date is not changed and will not work properly at all. By HP ink only and you will never run into this again.

Sep 03, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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The ink cartridge I replaced in my printer is not working.

I have one of these printers (7210-7310) with this same problem and this is what is wrong with it. There is a small wire spring that holds the ink cartridge in place in each cartridge holder. Remove the color cartridge and inspect the ribbon cable (it gray) inside the ink cartridge holder. There is a big problem with these HP printers where the spring pokes a hole the ribbon cable breaking one of the wires and rendering the printer useless. Poor design by HP, sorry.

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Hp 5550, cartridges not recognized,

i had the same problem but i only replaced my black cartrage ink and my color was empty so if one is empty remove it and it will work

Jan 31, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Can't find ink levels on my printer

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!

Aug 11, 2008 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Hp 5550 printer

Here's A Trick you don't really have to buy a new cartridge if it a bit low but here how you do the trick.On the place where the ink leaks out dip some water on it with a paper towel and replace it back on the printer and guess what there's ink!

Apr 08, 2008 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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The color ink in my hp deskjet 920c won't work

try cleaning the contacts (bronze like) with dry cloth both the cartridge and the cartridge holder most of the times there exist some liquid forms on both areas. since you frequently remove the cartridges; their might be a broken part on the cartridge holder. the broken part, use, is to make sure the cartridge is in absolute contact with the cartridge holder's. the size the said broken part is 2 mm in all sides. so small that it has a big dnt even recognize.

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