asked Apr 14, 2006 at 6:47pm
Hp HP Color LaserJet 5550

hp deskjet 5550 jammed

Hi, I have an hp deskjet 5550 and here's the problem: the power light (green) and feed paper light (orange) are blinking and the mechanism that holds the ink (the one that goes back and forth) is jammed. It won't move back and forth, it' just stuck in the middle of it's railing. I try to print and nothing happends. Any suggestions? Thanks!
I have this same problem with my hp deskjet 5550. Have you had any luck with repair since you posted?
by unknown on Jun 5, 2006 at 12:49am Add comment
I have the same problem with my printer. The green and orange lights keep flashing together and the printer wont work.
by unknown on Jun 30, 2006 at 3:26am Add comment
I just had that problem and it was driving me nuts, but this is what I did to fix it:

Lift the plastic shield thing so you can get at the ink cartridges.
Manually slide the cartridges all the way to your right.
Press the Resume button (or power to reboot ought to also work).

That worked for me.

Good luck.
by wickedtoenails on Jul 15, 2006 at 6:32pm Add comment
Pushing the print cartridges to the right worked but, only after I nudged it to the left first to free it. - Anonymous
This worked!!! Except I slid it to the right all the way until it seemed like it "fell off track." Them I hit the orange flashing button and its working again.

THANK YOU!!! - lbpage8
Hi I have a HP DeskJet 5550 when I start to print the first page starts to feed up and stops and I get a paper jam window then I press the yellow flashing button it ejects the page that was jammed the next page comes up and it prints fine every time I go to print something it does the same thing anybody have this problem
what started this problem was I had my print cartridges jam I free them up and then the problem started any ideas out there let me know
by billep on Jan 24, 2007 at 5:41pm Add comment
It's a spot sensor problem.

Does the little blue light come on for a few seconds after the first page feeds? (light is on the right side of the carriage)

Problems and fixes for DeskJet 5550s can be found at:
by Stephen on Jan 24, 2007 at 6:56pm Add comment
tried to copy on photo paper..printer jammed
can't emove photo paper
by unknown on Jan 2, 2009 at 3:16pm Add comment
Have you tried removing the jam through removable rear cleanout door?
by Bert on Jan 2, 2009 at 5:33pm Add comment
i have hp deskjet 3940 .while giving a print it shows paper jam in the system.but no papers .then what may be the problem.
by Anonymous on Jan 2, 2009 at 6:31pm Add comment
I have a similar but different problem. I changed the ink cartridge and now I have two problems: the "low ink" light is on (my ink is obviously not low)and the plastic shield will not stay down.
by unknown on Oct 13, 2010 at 6:55am Add comment
anonymous: looks like you need to clean the paper sensor.
by unknown on Jan 31, 2011 at 4:25pm Add comment
it might just be your cartridge door. the cartridge door needs to be closed....
by unknown on Mar 1, 2011 at 12:25am Add comment
Sliding the printer cartridge carriage also worked for me. I also had to slide it left, then right all the way to the end. Then I had to slide it back again to the left until it wouldn't slide anymore. I couldn't do this without opening up the rear door for some reason. I don't know if that actually makes a difference or if it was just a coincidence. I then put the rear door back on, and plugged it in. At this point the cartridge indicator was flashing. I opened the top door which centered the cartridge carriage so I could pull out and reinsert the cartridges. At this point all the lights stopped flashing and I was able to run all of the test pages.
by unknown on Mar 20, 2012 at 8:02am Add comment