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I have an HP Photosmart 5510 that will not print

HP Photosmart 5510 Printer
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have an HP Photosmart 5510 printer that will not print. When I print a test page the printer connects, feeds paper and acts as though it is printing. However, when I retrieve the paper there is nothing printed. I put all new HP ink cartridges in, ran the diagnostic tools but there are no lights or indicators that there is a problem.

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I have an HP Photosmart 5510 that will not print



Welcome to HP support community.


Did you make a copy and check if that prints fine?



Print a Print Quality Diagnostic Report

  1. Load plain white U.S. letter or A4 size paper in the tray.

  2. From the control panel home screen, touch the Right Arrow (), and then touch the Setup icon ().

  3. Touch Tools, and then touch Print Quality Report. A Print Quality Diagnostic Report prints.

    Figure : Example Print Quality Diagnostic Report

    Image: Example Print quality Diagnostic Report

If that does not print fine, follow the below steps:

Make sure that the cartridges are properly vented and seated correctly

  1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on.

  2. Open the ink cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the access area.

    Opening the ink cartridge access door

  3. Press the tab on the front of the ink cartridge inward to release it, and then pull up on the ink cartridge to remove it from the slot.

    Removing the ink cartridge from the slot

  4. Examine the vent area on each ink cartridge, above the HP logo on the top of the ink cartridge.

    Vent area on the top of the ink cartridge

  5. If the ink cartridge still has the orange pull-tab attached, pull to remove it.

    Orange pull tab

  6. If the vent is clogged, use a straight pin to gently remove excess adhesive from the vent.


      Cleaning the clogged vent with a pin

      Clogged vent
    2. With a straight pin, gently remove excess adhesive from the vent

    3. Unclogged vent

  7. Slide the ink cartridge into its slot, and then press down on the ink cartridge until it snaps into place.


    Make sure that each ink cartridge is installed in the correct slot. Match the shape of the icon and the color of the ink cartridge with the slot that has the same shaped icon and color.

    Reinserting the ink cartridge

  8. Repeat these steps to inspect the vents on each of the ink cartridges.

  9. Make sure that each ink cartridge is firmly in place in its slot. Run your finger along the top of the ink cartridges to feel for any that are protruding, and if any are, press down firmly until each ink cartridge snaps into place.

  10. Close the ink cartridge access door.

  11. Try the print job again.

You can refer this HP document for more assistance:- Click here


I hope that helps.

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