20 Most Recent HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer Questions & Answers

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HOW DO I CLEAN MY PRINTER CARTRIDGES/HEADS?

For using the HP Deskjet 5000 series Printer Assistant:
  1. Double-click the 5000 series printer assistant icon on the Desktop of the computer.
  2. Click Utilities .
  3. Click Printer Maintenance .
  4. Click Clean Cartridges .
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
read info on this HP link:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpd09339&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=71896

copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
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9/15/2021 9:06:33 PM • HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Sep 15, 2021
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There is no icon on

The HP Toolbox can be used to check ink Levels

  1. Right-click the taskbar printer icon .
  2. Click Open HP Deskjet 5550 Series Toolbox .
  3. Click the Estimated Ink Level tab.
  4. Check ink levels (estimate only, actual ink levels may vary)
7/22/2021 5:56:27 AM • HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Jul 22, 2021
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Blinking/flashing lights(orange & green) &

that is because ur head of ur printing cartridge is damaged.

remove ur cartridges black as well as color
n install only black cartridge n check d blinking of lights on ur printer if it doesn't blinks it's mean ur black cartridge is OK but ur blinking of light on ur printer is same it's mean ur head of black cartridge is damaged
after this process remove the black one cartridge and install the color one cartridge n check d blinking of lights on ur printer if it doesn't blinks it's mean ur color cartridge is OK but ur blinking of light on ur printer is same it's mean ur head of color cartridge is damaged
now take a dry cotton cloth n gently clean ur cartridges head install both cartridges on ur printer n check ur blinking light on ur printer that will work only if u r too lucky other wise u have to purchase a one cartridge.
7/22/2021 5:55:53 AM • HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Jul 22, 2021
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Hp 5550, cartridges not recognized,

i had the same problem but i only replaced my black cartrage ink and my color was empty so if one is empty remove it and it will work
5/14/2021 10:49:19 PM • HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on May 14, 2021
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HP Deskjet 5550 cartridge carriage stuck SPAM SPAM SPAM 1-800-532-4187

I have had this same problem a few times, not due to changing the cartiges, but following one of my kids yanking on a peice of paper as it was printing. After I tried all the unplugging and clearing and re-starting, the arm was still stuck on the left. I read on some forum (can't remember where) while the printer is off, to gently push/pull on the cartiges until they un-jam or start to move. I flet like I was going to break it, but it has worked every time.

Hope this helps osmeone else!
3/3/2021 5:44:31 PM • HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Mar 03, 2021
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HP deskjet 5550 will not print. Flashing orange

Make sure the covers are closed completly. It will not print unless its closed. If its not that, then check to make sure you didn't knock one of the cables loose inside the printer, and make sure the belt that moves the cartridges is still intact and is not jammed.
3/19/2019 7:59:28 AM • HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Mar 19, 2019
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Hhp deskjet 5550 - orange and green light keep

1) Close the print head cover, and turn off the printer. While pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press the Power button. (Do not release the buttons. The LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.) 2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (Do not release the Power button.) 3) While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button 3 times, and then release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. 4) When the LED stops blinking and lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times. Finally press the Power button.
3/19/2019 7:57:20 AM • HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Mar 19, 2019
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Paper Mismatch

I had this problem on the 6300 and was able to fix it by doing the following:

After selecting print, select preferences.
Select the Features tab.
Under Resizing Options, select "Custom" from the drop down menu.
Put in the custom dimensions of the paper on which you are printing.
Save it under a new name (e.g., "Invitation")

When it is time to print,
Select "More" from the drop down tab under Resizing Options.
At the bottom of the list of those options, you will see your custom sized saved.
Select it, and happy printing.
2/16/2019 8:36:05 AM • HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Feb 16, 2019
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Hp deskjet 5550 printing only a few lines per page

The printer driver is corrupt. Uninstall it from the computer before trying to reinstall the driver. If you don't have the driver CD you can go to HP's website and download it.
1/13/2018 6:55:43 AM • HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Jan 13, 2018
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When I try to print, my printer message says 'printer offline'.I've tried powering it off for about an hour, powering off my router and plugging everything back in and I still get that mes

There appears to be a compatibility problem with the newer Mac OS systems. You have not stated whether the printer has ever worked with your current Mac. Here is a a potential source for a driver: How can an HP Deskjet 5550 printer be made comp Official Apple Support... Check to see which driver is being tapped in device manager. I have also found the following: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201465#HP I'm presuming you have unticked the offline box in the printer que. Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software package associated with the printer and Mac? Here are the HP tips for resolving the issue with the Mac. https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04249334 Unfortunately, HP does not provide a scan doctor for use with Mac systems in this instance.
12/2/2017 9:54:14 AM • HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Dec 02, 2017
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We have a 5550 laser

HP DeskJet paper jam
7/2/2016 4:23:28 AM • HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Jul 02, 2016
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