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I have a HPdeskjet 5550 printer. While printing,

I have a HPdeskjet 5550 printer. While printing, a piece of paper got stuck and the motor made a grinding sound. I pulled the paper out. The paper was crumpled but fully intact. Now, the cylinder turns but, does not pull the paper through and the ink cartridges go to the left and stay unless you manually move them over. Then, the ink cartridges go back to the left and stick again.

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Have you tried switching off the printer and then starting after sometime

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I followed the steps outlined by nanicool to remove jammed paper from an...


Please perform the below steps.

1. Switch off the printer and disconnect the power supply. Allow any residual charge inside the all-in-one printer to dissipate before putting your hands or any metal tools inside the chassis.

2.
Pin down the exact location of the jam. The 3 hot spots for a jam are before a sheet completely leaves the paper tray, anywhere between the feed tray and print carriage or between the print carriage and output tray.

3.
Take off the front paper tray if the sheet jammed while still in the front area of the printer. If here, you should be able to see most of the paper.

4.
Pull the sheet with both hands and steady pressure. Do not tug as you might rip the paper, leaving a piece deeper inside the machine.

5.
Open the back panel to reach paper jammed between the feed-tray area and print carriage. Carefully remove the jammed paper.

6.
Use the carriage access door to get at a jam further inside the printer. You may need to remove the print carriage to get to the jam.

7.
Replace all parts and return any access panels to their closed and locked positions. Plug your printer back in and flip the power switch.

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Dear All I would like to know if I can use my HPDeskjet 5550 to print onto Overhead Projector transparencies or are they likely to melt inside the printer. A bit dated I know but I have to give a...


Hello ,
Of course you can.
While printing set it in advance printing options, the paper type the print quality and others setting corresponding to your needs
Regards
Uttam

Feb 19, 2010 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Not printing


Check that there still isn't a piece of paper jammed in the mechanism. Also check that the paper out sensor isn't stuck. Delete the item from the print queue and reboot both the printer and computer.

Oct 05, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Hp deskjet 5550 is grabing the paper but paper prints crooked


You may have a paper jam (small paper cut) in the feeder ytry to check it and see if you can clean it...or you may bent the feeder...open it and let me know

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Hpdeskjet 5550 had paper jam on page 2 of 3 page document, now dead. Turned power off and on, took cartridge out and put back in, nothing working


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Remove the jammed paper. Unplug the printer from the mains and PC. Inspect the rollers, etc for tiny paper piece(s) that may be stuck, or other debris. Try to clean rollers and make sure they are dry. Keep printer unplugged for about 2 minutes and replug and try a test print. Also make sure that you have waited long enough for the printer to heat up before giving a print job. Finally, it could be an issue with the paper sensor. If this is the case, you will probably have to take the printer in for servicing..

Aug 21, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Heavier weight resume paper was apparently misaligned and started to jam printer. I pulled paper out and now carrier is stuck in middle, the power button and paper jam button both blinking. I tried...


Hi,
Although you got the paper out of the printer, there may still be some small pieces jammed under the print head. You may have to manually move the print head to get at the small pieces. You need to make sure the printer is unplugged before you try this. Once the carriage seems to move freely plug the printer back in, it should move to the right where it will come to rest. You should go through the change ink process, but just take out the one that's already in there and then put it back in again. Also run the head cleaning, alignment, and print test utility before attempting to print. If you still are having problems there may still be pieces of paper stuck in the print head. In that case repeat the process again. I hope this helps you.

Have a great day!

Carol.

Apr 13, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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My hpdeskjet 5550 printer is not printing. lights are flashing


Hi all of you ,
Since the cartridge drive not stop in center when open the to door, you have ffurther problem
try use the old one, if ok , clean your printer.
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Hamedo

Nov 17, 2008 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Will not print / cartridges will not move back and forth


I had this happen to me the other night and I had to restart the printer to get the print job out of the que. You could try that.

While it's restarting, unplug the power cord and the usb cable. That should reset it.

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Printer won't print


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.

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