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Dell 540 My printer won't pick up the paper. I've reinstalled the paper, adjusted the paper tray...I've tried everything! Please help!

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Try cleaning the rubber wheel that picks up the paper. There may be paper dust on it. Use alcohol on a clean rag. and wipe it clean.

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(3) If that doesn’t work, then try a power cycle: Try turning the printer off, then unplug the power supply from the printer, then unplug the USB cable from the printer then the back of the computer; wait 30 second; then plug the USB cable back into the computer, then back into the printer then plug the power supply back into the printer and turn it on – run a test print

(4) Run a Test Print: Start>Settings>Printers>Right-click on the printer>Properties>Print Test Page

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