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Printer not working

My deskjet 5550 has the light blinking that "looks" like a drop of ink. does this indicate out of ink? i was able to print one page prior to this light and it wasn't faded at all.

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  • bjedrz Jan 03, 2008

    I have the same problem - it was working fine until i put a color ink cartridge in, and since then the "drop" light keeps blinking, and it says off line

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2008

    I also have a blinking ink light. My ink cartridges are full. They are refills not original hp cartridges. Does anyone have a solution? I have turned printer off, tried to reset, taken both cartridges out and put back in.

  • madmama2 Feb 08, 2008

    I have this blinking light which indecates I need new ink but I've put both new black ink and color ink and I'm still unable to print I don't know why this is doing what it is or how to fix the problem.

  • Candy1107 Feb 13, 2008

    It will not print at all. The ink light is on and I have enough ink. What can I do?

  • wrenfisher Feb 16, 2008

    Ink drop keeps flashing.  When it attempts to print Iget the message that my black or color cartridges are not compatible.

    Steps taken:unplug printer, take out cartridges, turn off/on.

  • ms_buzzie Feb 25, 2008

    I recently got a piece of paper jammed in my printer. I pulled the remaining pieces out and that was the last time it printed anything. I have since put in 2 new ink cartriges. I have tried like one person said to take the plugs out and then put them back in but it still doesnt work. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    the same



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