HP Color LaserJet 5550

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Press and hold the GO button. All lights turn off. During the next three seconds, the GO, Ready and Attention lights turn on in that order, one per second. Release the GO button to perform the initialization.
To remove all calibrations and reset the Printer to its factory values, choose Color calibration>Reset from the Ink menu.
Deskjet is a brand name for inkjet printers manufactured by Hewlett-Packard. These printers range from small domestic to large industrial models, although the largest models in the range have generally been dubbed DesignJet.
Windows 10: Right-click and select Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers. Right-click your product name and select Printer properties.
On the control panel, open the Setup, Service, or Settings menu. Select Preferences, Printer Maintenance, or Tools. Select Web Services, Printer Update, or LaserJet Update. If prompted, follow the instructions to turn on Web Services.
Select Start , then select Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners . Scroll down to Related Settings and select Print server properties. Select the Drivers tab, and see if your printer is listed. If it is, you`re all set.
Check that the correct paper is properly loaded into the printer and is not jammed. Replacing damaged cables, plugging in loose or disconnected cables, and fixing paper jams as necessary may resolve the issue.
A printer test page is one of the easiest and most effective ways to analyze and calibrate your printer`s performance. Test pages often include text, graphics, and images that, when printed, aim to maintain the health of your printer (and cartridges) while highlighting any issues that your printer may be having.
Press and hold the GO button. All lights turn off. During the next three seconds, the GO, Ready and Attention lights turn on in that order, one per second. Release the GO button to perform the initialization.
The short answer is YES. Printer ink expires. Ink cartridges can usually last two or three years if properly packaged and stored. But in a standard case, they will eventually dry out and become useless after this period.
The average lifespan of a printer is around three to five years, though this metric will vary depending on the make and model of your printer and various external factors.
HP printers use thermal inkjet technology that delivers high-quality prints with a broader range of color accuracy. Epson printers are generally slower than HP printers, but this can vary depending on the model. HP printers are generally faster, especially when it comes to black-and-white prints.
The majority of HP printers support some form of high-efficiency cartridge feature, including XL and high-yield cartridges. These options may provide as much as twice the total print output compared to a standard cartridge. They`re also more affordable than buying standard cartridges at regular intervals.
You may see a “printer offline” error if your computer can`t communicate with your printer. This can be caused by loose cable connections or an outdated printer driver or operating system.
Just like computers, printers have volatile memory (RAM) that is removed when you turn the printer off. Volatile memory requires power to store the information. Deleting volatile memory is easy: Simply shut down or unplug your printer for a minute or so.
Printers are configured in the Printers section of the Windows Control Panel. Printer Settings: Displays the printer settings window associated with the selected printer. The desired paper size, among other settings, can be selected in the printer settings window.
How a laser printer works. They work by using a heated wire to positively charge a drum, which is then passed over by a laser that reverses the charge in the areas that it hits. The now-negatively charged areas of the drum represents the image or text that is to be printed.
Reset. Resetting the printer stops printing and clears the current print job received from the active interface. You may want to reset the printer when there is a problem with the print job itself and the printer cannot print successfully.
Open the printer`s web page and Sign in as Administrator. On the General tab select Reset Factory Settings in the menu.
Simply plug the USB cable from your printer into an available USB port on your PC, and turn the printer on. On the taskbar, select the Search icon, type Printers in the search bar, and then select Printers & scanners from the search results to open the Printers & scanners system setting.
The firmware is what makes a printer function. Essentially, it is the code that tells the printer what to do and how to do it. Printer manufacturers roll out firmware updates from time to time to keep their printers functioning correctly and efficiently.
a misprint or misspelling in a text. The mix-up was due to a printing error.
In the Windows Settings search box, type “Printer,” then select Add a printer or scanner. In the Printers & scanners page, select Add a printer or scanner. Select your printer when you see it appear, then follow any additional instructions to install the printer driver.

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