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HP DeskJet 5740 won't feed paper correctly

I saw that you fixed a problem with your DeskJet 5740. In my case, the paper jams as it rolls into the printer (every time). Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  • benji_vts Nov 24, 2008

    Hi All,

    Mine does exactly the same thing. Is it repairable or should I be looking to buy a new one...?

  • coggz Dec 29, 2008

    I would appear to have the same issue, I am hunting for a solution now, and will post back here if I find one..

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Only time I have seen HP printers not feep properly is
small piece of paper in the way that is hard to see
Dampness is a killer
and the tractor well it is a drum feed the gears are jumping or sciping in just one spot that will shut the transport dow it has to have a continuous flow other than that I cant see anything else in my mind's eye

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