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HP Deskjet 5550 quit printing red color. Installed new color cartridge HP57. Quit printing red again after 5 pages. Is it a printer problem or cartridge problem?

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Have you check your color cartridge if they are properly installed.

Make sure your are not using a refill cartridge.

Replace your tri-color cartridge with original an HP tri-color cartridge.

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

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I had the same problem, the most stressfree (and cheapest in the long run) fix I found was:

Get a Canon MP520, it's super fast for an inkjet, the brand name Canon ink cartridges are much larger in (ml) ink, it comes with FULL ink cartridges, not starters with little in, and has Vista drivers( XP too). The color in is in individual cartridges C, Y M (they don't all get used at the same rate) so you will potentially save lots of money. A Canon brand Black cartridge for $13 prints about twice as many pages as the HP $30 cartridge ... you do the math.  

Oh yeah, it's a scanner and fast color&bw copier too.

$129 at walmart (the cost of about 4 HP cartridges) I am confident that you will never buy another HP printer.  

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This is Romeet, id like to try and help. Assuming you have windows XP installed,

go to "Start", select " Printers and Faxes"

go to your printer ( HP deskjet 3745 ) and right click it and select properties.

Click on " Print Test Page ", tell me what color does the Printout come in.

B.Regds
Romeet

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