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6400 'out of paper' but paper IS in tray

My kids pulled a paper jam out of my printer, apparently the wrong way, and probably damaged a sensor or something, anyway, now the printer thinks it has no paper in the tray, but it does. Anyone know how can I fix this?

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  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    I have an Epson Sylus CX6400 that will not print. It shows to have enough ink, settings look OK. Paper feeds but doesn't have print. I've gone thru the set up steps, cleaning heads and so forth. Anyone have any ideas on what it might be.

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Hi Tabitha Most likely problem is that the feed roller has gone out of synch with the other parts. Wha6t you need to do is dismantle the machine and just realign the feed roller in the ASF. It sounds daunting, but it's really quite easy. I suggest you get a service manual (http://www.TheServiceManualSHop.com) and take the machine apart to allow access to the ASF. Remove the ASF from the machine and simply turn the drive gears so the ASF goes through a full "paper feed" cycle. Once done the rubber feed wheel will come to rest with it's flat spot facing the cork pad and you can put it back together. Whilst it's in pieces, check the paper sensor is still in tact. If it's broken you can glue it back together with superglue. If the broken part is lost you can make another one from another pice of plastic and glue it in place. Once assembled, it should work fine.

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Good luck and please rate me, thanks.

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