I have a 5550 deskjet printer and it will not print. the ink light keep blinking. I have change the ink cartiage and then it say it need paper. but it is full nothing is coming out. it say error please help me I need a printer. I am a college student and have little money to spare. I have never had any problem with this printer before. It was new when I bought it about 3 to 4 year ago.
I was also having this problems. and was ready to trash it as much as i love my hp 5550! this is what i did. I pulled out the two cords from the back of the printer kept them out for a few seconds then pushed them back in , turned the button back on, and it started working again! it has happened another couple of times and I do the same ritual! it worked every.hope it works for you. mhl
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This could be Low-Ink or paper Jam.
Try turning off The printer, Unplug from The Mains Electric, for 3-5 Minutes.
Turn back On, if Lights Are Still There. Check The Ink-Levels.
And Replace Cartridges, if necessary.
Remove one cartridge and close the access door. If the cartridge light goes off, the bad cartridge has been removed. If the light continues to blink, remove the other cartridge and reinstall the first one. If the light goes off, the cartridge in the printer is the good one.
Check 16V leg of power supply. I had same problem, but since the carridge and lights worked I assumed power supply was OK. Tried all kinds of things but nothing worked so I replaced the HP5650 with another one. Same problem. Changed power supply and both printers worked. When I put a DVM to the original PS I had the 32V leg but the 16V leg was dead. Who would have thought?
uaually the LED blinnks when there is no ink or when it runs low on ink.
But since the LED is kept there to indicate any error happens to the printer....
1. So I suggest that you should take out the printer cartridges and check all of them....shake well before you put it back.
Now open Control panel - printers and fexes - right click HP 5550 - Properties
There should an option to see the ink levels. If you can see the ink levels....it means that printer can detect the cartridges. Now the printer LED should be turned off.
If the above doesn't work, try this;
Check the printer que .. if there are print jobs pending, the LED will blink. Delete the print jobs, and restart the machine.
This should solve your problem.