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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.

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HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Mar 03, 2021

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.

HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Mar 19, 2019

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.

HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Mar 19, 2019

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.

HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Feb 16, 2019

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.

HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Jan 13, 2018

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.

HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Dec 02, 2017

HP DeskJet paper jam

HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Jul 02, 2016

Disconnect cables (except power) and try turn it on. If message dissapears be sure that you delete all pending files to print in your computer (specially large pdf).

HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Sep 19, 2015

An error message that starts with '0x...' or 'C2...' that might include the text 'Problem with Printhead,' 'Problem with Printer,' or 'Ink System Failure' displays on the printer control panel.

HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Jan 07, 2015

Cancel all the documents in the print queue, (just do it whether they are actually deleted or not), press "cancel" on button the printer and restart your system and also the printer. If possible, please leave the printer switched off for few minutes and don't forget to use the "Power" button to turn if off or on. This will help your printer to restart new print job, all the jobs on the print queue will be deleted/cleared. Good luck, Thanks for using FixYa.

HP DeskJet 5550... • Answered on Sep 11, 2014

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