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Hp 5550 printer problem

Was printing a document and it just stopped on it's own. Now the orange and green lights are blinking.....printer won't do anything even after being shut off and restarted??? Please Help!!

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  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    This day and age... I guess you get what you pay for. Same problem.. no resolution.

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Hello,

You have a paper jam. If you have more paper that is left to be fed than paper already printed, pull it out from the feed tray, if not pull it out from the ejection position. You will not harm your printer.

After you do this, turn you printer off. On your PC's desktop if there is still a printer icon near your clock display in the bottom right double click that and then in the window that pops up drop the file menu down and select delete print jobs. Turn you printer off, shut your PC down. Turn your printer on, press and hold the power on button until you receive a test page or use your menu to select print test page. Also, do a nozzle check and print head alignment too all while your computer is off. Once, done, restart your PC. When you have a desktop, go to start menu, control panel or settings, printers. Select your printer to open up the printer properties page. From this, print a test page. If you have done everything right it should print okay. If you still have a printer icon in the system tray (area next to clock display) double click this again, select any print jobs left in the printer and choose resume or print now or print.

If you have any questions your get stuck, use the comment box below to comment back to me. I'll get back to you as soon as possible to help you out. I'm in and out while operating my business.

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Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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Did it eject the paper? The paper may have been crooked or became so in the printer. Check the Paper jam area first. If there is nothing there, Let's try a simple reset of your printer.

Go to Control panel>printers and faxes>click on your printer icon and under documents click cancel all documents.

Turn the printer off

Remove the paper from the tray

Unplug it from the power source

unplug it from the PC

Now open the paper jam door and gently push the paper roller forward until it clicks

Now do everything in reverse order until you get to turning the printer back on. give it a few minutes and see if it resets itself.

when you reload paper, besure that it is aligned carefully and the holders are pushed into place.

Let me know if this helps. Good Luck!

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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copy and paste the link into your browser.
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copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
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