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Paper light continually flashes won't print

The paper light is constantly blinking. The printer has paper and have pulled it apart and there is no paper jam. Press the button or lift the cover there is a click click and it goes back to blinking. Try to print to and it does nothting. When checking the status it states it is printing, then says it is out of paper. When I try to reset the paper light blinks, then green on the data light, paper light, error light and back to paper light blinking again. Has been a great printer.

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  • JenMilan Feb 08, 2009

    Can you show me where exactly this thin plastic sensor is??

    I can't find it?

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When you lift the cover on the back of the printer there is a thin plastic sensor very delicate normally black in colour which detects whether there is paper in the tray or not.that sensor is slightly moved from its orignal position or broken , so this problem is coming.

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