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Printer won't print

  1. hp deskjet 5550 won't print. cartridges on the left. fresh ink. middle and bottom lights flashing. uninstalled and reinstalled. what next?

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  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008

    Cartridge cradle stuck, green and orange light flashing.



    Removed cartridges, removed back of printer, unhooked all cables.


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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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