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  • dabay2 Dec 30, 2008

    I've tried cleaning the rollers but the paper keeps pulling in crooked.

  • boots889 Jan 11, 2009

    The paper goes in crooked resulting in slanted text.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    my HL-5240 brother lazer printer prints ONLY the FIRST page creased or crinkled. All the remaining pages are fine and if I print two pages of the same one page document the second one is always fine. Help please.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Paper is straight in the tray, but when feeding to be copied it slants to the left, thus crinkling the paper and producing crooked text.

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Try cleaning the pinch rollers

Posted on Nov 22, 2008


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SOURCE: Samsung SCX-4200 manual feed prints crooked

You need to change the pick up rollers for your printer if it pulling the paper unevenly... but first check to see that the paper size adjuster on the tray i self is set to your paper likeness.....adjust to the correct paper size if not...

Please don't forget to vote!

Cheers!


Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon MP460 feeds the paper into the printer

I just got mine sorted out. It took two things:
a. luck
b. a lot of googling

Now,

The problem was 15 cents of the Euro in the following configuration: 1x10cent coin and 1x 5 cent coin...

The first thing I did was try to clean the bottom plate and the roller. I read somewhere that using some thick paper does the trick. I destroyed an office paper file (not very thick, but definately thicker than normal papers) - about 5 - 6 tries on the bottom plate clean and the roller clean, and a 5 cent coin appeared out of nowhere :)

I though that was it but I was very very wrong. At about the same time, I got the mother of all annoying canon error 5100. Although the heads moved at starting of the printer, when it came to print it had the error. I looked as much as I could and I was convinced (several times) that there was nothing in the printer. The heads moved fine, but the error was there. Rebooted the printer about 50 times, took power off etc, but nothing.

After a good 5' search with the flashlight (mobile phone) I spotted a small shine right where the little spongy thing is under where the heads rest far right when you look inside from the front of the printer. And voila, a 10 cent coin standing glorious in there and causing me all this trouble. I couldnt access it at all, but I was able to use the force of gravity (by inverting and giving a little jiggle to the printer) to get it to drop and finally got it out.

The printer works fine now, paper loads like a charm and even colour photo printing is fine.

Now I need to find a way to put back that little plate I took out (totally unecessary in the end...) and I have to sort out the removal of tons of ink from my hands.

To sum up:

It can be fixed. It's a pain in the ****. You might get richer (15cents for me!!!). You will have a full functioning MP460 printer again.

I hope this helps someone else as well :)

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: My Epson C88+ began feeding the paper in crooked,

try rubbing the rubber rollers with alcohol. paper threads may be reducing the grip

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

AldRezaine
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SOURCE: paper jam! paper begins to feed then goes crooked

Please do all the things that you can do before you consider buying a new printer. You can take your printer into a service repair center or computer repair center in your place. If there is nothing that they can do then you can take an option of buying a new one.

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Epson R340 does not feed paper or feeds it crooked

two things I would do, first carefully flip the printer upside down, (anything that looks like it can flap open, tape it well), and jiggle it slightly and see if anything falls out.

second, i would clean the pickup roller with an alcoholic pad or swab, if its not easily accessible, you will probably need to take the upper an middle casing off, which I dont recommend.

thanks adi

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My paper feeding is crooked


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Samsung SCX-4200 manual feed prints crooked


You need to change the pick up rollers for your printer if it pulling the paper unevenly... but first check to see that the paper size adjuster on the tray i self is set to your paper likeness.....adjust to the correct paper size if not...

Please don't forget to vote!

Cheers!


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there maybe some obstruction on the paper path, inspect visually any sign of abnormality in this area, replacing the ink would not cause this.

it is touching something thats why t is crooked, either small piece of paper, dirt, caked ink, or hardened ink on the roller, feeding unit may have some plate mis adjusted, misaligned feeeding tray as well. try this


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