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LEXMARK 2470 PAPER FEEDER PROBLEM

Paper starts to feed into printer then only goes in on right side. does not feed left side simultaneously.

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  • dflip2 Dec 12, 2008

    I put in a new print cartridge and was getting ready to print the alignment sheet. The paper would not feed and the printer acted as if it did and began printing.

  • southerncarm Mar 22, 2009

    My Lexmark printer 2470 will not feed paper on the left side, the roller on that side had came off. Is there a way to reattch this piece?

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1. Turn the printer off and open the access cover.
2. Look for any obstructions in the paper path and remove them if necessary. (It is possible to move the carrier assembly with the power off.)
3. Turn the printer on, load some paper, and press the Form Feed button. (On the X83, press the Select button.)
4. Watch the paper as it feeds through and try to determine where the jam is occurring.
5. Check to see if all the rollers are turning.

If all the rollers are turning, there may be something in the feed path that you can't see. Go to step 6.
If not, there is probably a feed motor or a gear problem and the printer may require service.
6. If the paper is jamming under the carrier assembly, you may be able to fix it using the manual feed slot.
7. Turn the printer off.
8. Take a #10 envelope and feed it through the left side of the manual feed slot until it comes right through the printer to the back of the exit rollers.
9. Move it up and down first, and then slowly move it over to the right side. If something is stuck under the black guide plate, this may work it loose.

Good luck....

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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