Tip & How-To about Lexmark X5270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

Paper does not feed properly

I was sick of the dreaded please load paper message I pulled the printer apart cleaned every thing to no avail. There is a roller on the right hand side where you feed the paper in. A small raised section behind the roller is used to pinch the paper between it and the roller. When this wears the paper will not feed. TO FIX Push a small piece of plastic it must be slippery (I used a 2 cm * 6 cm off an old xray) behind the roller Then use sellotape to hold it in place. No more dreaded load paper messages

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When the printer pulls a sheet down it grabs the right side of the sheet (as you face the machine) leaving the left side up, to warp the sheet and make a grinding noise trying to pull the sheet in. Of course the page doesn't come through for printing !! What can I do ? Thanks, Jim Sloan, jsloan6@cfl.rr.com The printer is a : Canon PIXMA iP 1600

Solution: Cleaning The Paper Feed Rollers (Windows) iP1600

Clean The Paper Feed Rollers (Windows) Instructions how to clean the paper feed rollers. If the paper feed rollers become dirty, they may not be able to properly feed paper due to the feed roller's slippage.
If paper does not feed correctly, perform the following to clean the paper feed rollers:
  1. Open the printer properties.

  2. Click the 'Maintenance' tab and click 'Roller Cleaning'.


  3. Remove all sheets of paper from the auto sheet feeder.

  4. Confirm the following message, and click 'OK'.


    Note: Clicking 'OK' will activate the paper feed rollers 30 times. Thisactivation will take about 90 seconds. Do not perform other operationsuntil this operation has finished.

  5. Confirm the following message, and click 'OK'.


  6. After the continuous paper feeding operations in step 5 have finished, load three sheets of plain paper and click 'OK'.


  7. Confirm the following message, and click 'OK'.


    Note: The following message is displayed when the paper is fed and ejected.


  8. Click 'OK'.
Roller Cleaning is completed.

Jul 02, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Problem seems to be in the design. The paper loading roller pulls on the corner of the sheet,cocking it to one side. If the paper was pulled in from the center of the sheet,it would be pulled in straight and evenly.

Apr 10, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

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One side of paper is feeding in....

The paper loading tray have stuck something check the tray cut pieces of papers or other things /clean also the feeding rollers /w/ cotton tips one drop of rubbing alcohol.

Jan 10, 2008 | Epson Stylus RX530 All-In-One InkJet...

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