Question about HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer
I've done the "obvious" steps prescribed for this and nothing works. Printer thinks there is a paper jam, which there was when this mess started.
But the routine of powering down, taking back cover off, removing paper, powering up doesn't work.
I was hopeful, followng a thread on "fixya.com" that suggests the problem is due to "failure of the cover sensor", but not clear where that is.
Unit has been a workhorse for 5 years. Don't have the $$ for new anything at moment. Help appreciated
It´s common on this printer to shows the failure cause the carriage is too heavy to move. If this is your case, you have to clean the bus (that steel bar where the carriage runs). put a drop of oil in each side of the bar (with the printer off) and move the carriage for the both sides. Then takes a sheet of paper (from your bathroom) and remove the oil of the bar. Tur on the printer again, hope till it recalibrates the position, then try to use the printer again.
About the sensor, there are two sensors that may cause this problem too: one you will see , removing the back cover and look at the upper part at your left side and you will see it. Other is the optical sensor located at the right side of the carriage (that blue light that sometimes bright). This sensor sometimes is dirty with ink.
Posted on Apr 19, 2008
Antonio> Brilliant. A drop of oil and a wipedown, now my HP 5550 is working like a charm. Dan8iel
Posted on May 09, 2008
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