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HP Color Printer B8550 Printhead error msg

Printer worked normal until yesterday. When powered on printhead slammed sides, and film guide 1/4" high that goes behind printhead assembly came undone on left side. I was able to reattach film guide.


Error: 0x61000016.

Printhead incompatible or damaged.


Using alcohol cleaned printhead/ soaked printhead/ cleaned contacts.

Ink cartridges are new or recently new. Cleaned them as well.


My use is moderate mostly photos.


Is this a machine problem or just a printhead issue needing a new printhead?




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Re: HP Color Printer B8550 Printhead error msg

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I would suggest following this document, which will show you how to resolve this issue.

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