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Both ink cartridges?

Do I need both ink cartridges to print on my HP deskjet 5550? Will it print with just the #57 ink cartridge? The location for the #56 / #58 ink cartridge is empty. The green and orange are blinking and I have tried the obvious attempts to fix it. Thanks for you help.

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Both have to be in the printer,even if one is empty.

Read this HP document on the blinking lights code:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00035263&dlc=en&product=71896

copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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You need the following items to clean the print cartridges:

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Be careful not to get ink on your hands or clothing as you clean.



To prepare to clean

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3. Repeat this process until no ink residue or dust appears on the swab.
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