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Prints two bars across top only

My HP deskjet 5550 suddenly stopped printing.
It only prints two bars across the top and one across the bottom of every page.
I've done all the troubleshooting and nothing works.
I did install additional memory a few days ago.
Is this related?

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Re: Prints two bars across top only - HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer Printers & Copiers

Uninstall the memory and try again

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