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HP Photosmart 8250 won't pick up photo paper...

When I first bought this printer, it worked fine. Then all of a sudden, it wouldn't pick up regular photo paper in the tray. The tray would go in and the screen said that my pictures were printing, then a message ont the screen would say Out of Paper. Load paper then press OK. It seems like if I keep pressing OK everytime I get that message, eventually my pictures will print, but I have to keep trying about 25 times before they will. Also, once it starts printing pictures, it will usually have no trouble picking up paper. The setting is set on Photo Tray on the printer, and I use HP photo paper.

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  • jakesails Jan 02, 2009

    I have this EXACT same problem. It simply will not consistently pick up regular paper in the tray. The tray would go in and the screen said that my document was printing, then a message comes on the screen saying Out of
    Paper. Load paper then press OK. It seems like if I keep pressing OK
    every time I get that message, eventually my document will print, but I
    have to keep trying about 5 times before it actually picks up the paper. Very frustrating.

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I have the same problem. It's very frustrating. :(

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    Same exact thing! Frustrating...

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    won't pick up paper! annoying,

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    won't pick up paper

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SOURCE: HP photosmart 8250 wont print from photo tray.

Follow these steps in the order presented to resolve the issue. Step one: Reset the product

  1. While the product is still on, disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
  2. Wait 30 seconds, and then plug the power cord into the back of the product.
  3. If the product does not automatically turn on, press the On (c01453128.gif ) button.
Step two: Check the condition of the paper and reload it
  1. Lift the photo tray lid.
  2. Slide the paper width guide all the way to the left.
  3. Remove the paper from the tray.
  4. Replace any ripped, dusty, wrinkled, or bent paper.
  5. Make sure that the stack of paper contains only one type of paper.
  6. Tap the paper stack on a flat surface to align the edges.
  7. Load photo paper with the print side down and short edge first into the photo tray. Slide the stack of photo paper forward until it stops. NOTE: If the photo paper has perforated tabs, load the photo paper so that the tabs are facing away from the product.
  8. Slide the paper width guide snugly against the paper. NOTE: Do not overload the photo tray. Make sure the stack of photo paper fits within the photo tray and is no higher than the top of the paper width guide.
  9. Lower the photo tray lid.
  10. Extend the paper catch.
  11. Try to print the job one more time.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , see the next step.
Step three: Choose the photo tray in the print driver settings
  1. Open the document to print.
  2. Click File , and then click Print . The Print window opens.
  3. Click Properties . The Properties window opens.
  4. Click Printing Shortcuts , and then click the shortcut you want to use.
  5. From the Paper source drop down list, click the paper source.
  6. From the Size is drop down list, click the paper size.
  7. From the Type is drop down list, click the paper type.
  8. Click OK , and then click OK again to print the document.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , try the following Workaround.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , see the next step.
Step four: Service the printer If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Unable to print to photo tray

FIXED BY ADJUSTING PAPER SIZE

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a photosmart 8250 using iphoto, how do I

Set the default printer driver settings to print 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inch) photos

  1. Make sure 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inch) photo paper is loaded into the photo tray. NOTE: The Photo Tray light on the printer does not have to be lit when printing from a computer.
  2. Click Start and then click Control Panel .
  3. Click Printers and Faxes .
  4. Right-click the icon for the HP Photosmart 8200 Series and select Printing Preferences .
  5. On the Paper/Quality tab, select 4x6 or 4x6 with tab from the Size is drop-down menu (under Paper Options).
  6. Make sure that the Source is box is set to Photo tray .
  7. Click the Borderless Printing box if borderless prints are desired.
  8. Click Apply and then click OK .
  9. Open the software program you wish to use and set up the pictures you want to print. Make sure to select a 4x6 inch layout for the photos within the software program before you print from the software program.

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Photos in Mac's iPhoto will

This is an older post, but it appeared to be unanswered. In iPhoto once a photo is selected, you hit "Print" at the bottom right. A preview screen with options comes up. Once the correct options there are chosen, you need to hit print again - but it does not print yet. Instead a second "Print" window opens. In the middle of this window there is an "iPhoto" button with arrow buttons on the right. The arrow buttons open a drop down menu. Choose "Paper/Paper Quality" from that menu, and it will give you a button for "Source." The arrow buttons on the right of the "Source" button allow you to choose "Photo Tray."
Once it's changed, you don't need to redo it each time you print an additional photo, since iPhoto reverts to "Last Used Settings." But as a shortcut for future sessions, you can save these settings using the "Preset" button located at the top of the second "Print" window (the window where the "iPhoto" button is located). I used "Photo Tray" in the description so it would be obvious, since I don't print pictures every day.

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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SOURCE: Hi...I have a problem with

Photo tray problem

' Lift the output tray up and verify that the photo tray

' is pushed in until it stops, then lower output all the

' way down. Press OK button on the printer to

'continue printing

HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One Printer


1. Turn off printer.

2. Pull out paper tray and photo tray

3. Remove output duplexer (on back of printer)

4. Open input sheet feeder (on top of printer)

5. Open cartridge access door. (Basically lift up control panel and scanner section of the printer)

6. Turn on printer (Power button on now raised control panel)

7. Printer may display message "Performing printer alignment - Do not interrupt"

8. Wait for a few minutes until printer stops making all setup noises.

9. Close cartridge access door, close input sheet feeder, replace output duplexer, insert paper trays

10. Do a test print. All should be fine.

Posted on May 22, 2011

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