Question about HP DeskJet 3550 InkJet Printer

3 Answers

HP DeskJet 3550 Printer doesn't switch on

I've had this printer for a while, I don't print too often and I have been looking after it very well since I've bought it.
Few weeks ago while I was printing a 2 page-document only the paper feeder got kind of jammed, I then pressed the start-hold button (this is the only button on the printer), then the printer went off -as per normal-, but when I re-pressed the button to switch it back on it just wouldn't go on any longer.
I have of course tested all the wires and connections (disconnected/unplugged and reconnected/plugged back in). It just doesn't switch on, it stays totally off, not even a sign of going back on, as if there was no electricity connected at all.
The printer is connected via a AC power adapter (which looks like a black box). Basically, the printer is connected to my powermac computer via usb1 and on the back of the printer there's also the cable that connects to the power adapter which connects to the main plug point.
I was wondering whether maybe it is the power adapter that doesn't work anymore instead of the problem being with the printer?
In any case, what could I try? Any suggestions? If you reckon it is the power adapter, do you know if I could get one of them at a cheap price somewhere here in UK?
Thank you in advance for your time
Kind regards Antonella

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Antonella1 Apr 06, 2008

    No, the light doesn't come on.


  • Antonella1 Apr 08, 2008

    If I had a replacement cable i would have tried that already..the power cord is a particular one with three tubolar green parts that slide inside the printer. 

    I bet it would cost me more to buy a new cable than buy a new printer.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    Same problem. If I slide the cartridge tray to the right, then hold the power button and release, the light comes on, the tray travels back to the left and then it turns off instead of resetting.



3 Answers

It isn't a normal power cord (I would have tried if I had another one), I've never seen such a plug (the part that goes inside the printer, it is green and it s unique)

Posted on Apr 08, 2008


The power cord is not a common one (I would have tried that if I had another one), the 'plug' that goes inside the back of the printer is light green and is specific for this printer.
It would cost me more to buy a new printer than get a new cable :/

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,889 Answers

The first step in diagonising whats the problem will be to tell us whether the power light comes on at all.. if it does come on.. are there any other lights in the fron that are blinking? Please provide this info so that we can proceed further

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

  • eagle338
    eagle338 Apr 07, 2008

    Looks like you have a bad power cord.. try another powercord and let me know


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Hp 3550 printer is not printing any more , the green light keep on blinking , pls help me out here

Pls do the following:-

1. Switch off the printer.
2. Feed the paper correctly.

Then try again

thank you......

Jul 22, 2011 | HP DeskJet 3550 InkJet Printer

2 Answers

HP Deskjet 3550 printing yellow

Usually happens when your other inks have ran out, or your heads need cleaning, Try a couple of head cleans, or replace inks

Aug 20, 2010 | HP DeskJet 3550 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

My Hp 3550 colourInk Deskjet is confronting an

remove data cable put it into another then try

Jun 26, 2010 | HP DeskJet 3550 InkJet Printer

1 Answer


if you double click on the printer in "printers and faxes" menu you should be able to click on the "printer" menu and click "cancel all documents" if it seems to hang on "deleting" right click on "my computer" and click "manage" expand the "services and applications" menu and click on services. find and single click on the the print spooler service and click "restart service" that should clear the job. If not, power the printer off, reboot your PC and then power the printer back on.

Apr 14, 2010 | HP DeskJet 3550 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Deskjet doesn't print real "black"

In the printer preferences, you can choose to print black or color. Check to make sure that when you print, you haven't specified color only.

Apr 30, 2009 | HP DeskJet 3550 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

HP Deskjet 3550 keeps printing in pink

HP Deskjet 3550 MODEL NUMBER:VCVRA-0202

Feb 05, 2009 | HP DeskJet 3550 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

HP Deskjet 6940 printer - printing but no ink transferred to page itself

I have the same issue, but with a HP DJ 3550, I´ve heard about the data execution protection (DEP) migth help when changing the options, but still have to try it

Jul 14, 2008 | HP Deskjet 6940 InkJet Printer

2 Answers

Hp deskjet 3550 problem

Green light blinking is indicated that u r one of the cartridge (or both cartridges ) are faulty .please check u r printer with tested Ok cartridges should be resolved

if this information is useful for u please Rate me .........
u r Rating is Important for me.

Jun 26, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Communicaton error between pc & printer hp deskjet 3550

Hi ,
i don't know witch Operating system do u have?
so i am sending the link below .select the u r operating system & download updated drivers,updates for u r printer working

if this information is useful to u please rate me .....

Jun 13, 2008 | HP DeskJet 3550 InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP DeskJet 3550 InkJet Printer Logo

138 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Ben Johnson

Level 3 Expert

685 Answers

Are you a HP Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides