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HP 5550 - Resume and Power lights are both blinking

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

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  • clotheshorse Jun 09, 2008

    Failure to print. Both lights blinking. Cleaned rollers. Still not printing.

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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

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2. Power it up againd with nothing connected to it...see if the cartridges move.

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Apr 07, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Constant yellow blinking light, no paper jam


I found this on the HP support site:

The power light is on, and the resume light is blinking.

c00109831.gifc01272271.gifc00109834.gif The printer might be waiting to complete a print job or to receive data from your computer.

Solution

Wait for the printer to finish the current task. The printer is waiting for the ink to dry on freshly printed paper.

Solution

  1. Remove the paper with fresh ink.
  2. Press the resume button.
The printer might be out of paper.

Solution

  1. Load paper in the paper tray.
  2. Press the resume button.
The printer might have a paper jam.

Solution

Clear the paper jam. If the resume light continues to blink after the paper jam is cleared,

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if the print carriage is stuck or making a grinding noise, then follow these steps.

Solution

  1. Lift the top cover of the printer.
  2. Turn the printer off and then on again.
  3. Unplug the power cable from the back of the printer when the grinding noise starts. Unplug the power cable from the wall outlet.
  4. Movethe print carriage toward the middle of the printer (this proceduremight take a couple of tries to get the timing correct).
  5. Remove the print cartridges and close the top cover.
  6. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet.
  7. Open the top cover, reinstall the print cartridges, and then close the top cover.
The printer may be ready to eject banner paper.

Solution

Press the resume button to eject the banner paper.

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Check page 10 in the manual at this link:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/bpd09384.pdf

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http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=71895&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=71895&objectID=c00681585

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Zvonko jelusic from belgrade


The print carriage is stuck.

Solution

  1. Open the top access door on the printer.
  2. Remove the print cartridges.
  3. Close the print cartridge flaps after removing the print cartridges.
  4. Turn the printer off and then on again.
  5. Replace the print cartridges.
  6. Close the top access door.
If the resume light continues to blink after the print cartridges are released,

OR

the print carriage is stuck or makes a grinding noise, follow these steps.

Solution

  1. Lift the top cover to the printer.
  2. Turn the printer off and then on again.
  3. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer when the grinding noise starts. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
  4. Move the print carriage towards the middle of the printer (this procedure may take a couple of tries to get the timing correct).
  5. Take out the print cartridges and close the top cover.
  6. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
  7. Open the top cover, reinstall the print cartridges, and then close the top cover
Solution

  1. Open the top cover.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Wait a minute or so.
  3. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet

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remove the 2 ink catridge and cover it back you will see only catridge error light peeping. off it and on it back then put the 2 catridge back i hope this will solve your problem. from .

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