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Paper isnt loading correctly

Printer keeps trying to load paper but it seems to only be pulling on the right side..then it pops up an errror that says theres no paper in the printer...what can i do?

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Re: paper isnt loading correctly

Hi, thankyou for the clue as to how to get an MP450 working. Trying that tonight...oh, what sort of grease, how do you apply it...maybe to save a mess...thankyou.

Posted on May 12, 2008

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Re: paper isnt loading correctly

My printer does that too, after many copies have been printed out. There is this mechanism that pushes the paper forward and another to slide one paper in... well it won't get in. I tried to add "grease" at the right side, "facing the printer", of that mechanism that made contact to the rollers which slides a paper in..  well my printer now works fine

Posted on Oct 31, 2007

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I also have the same problem. I cleaned the roller heads (using the function supplied in the printer driver maintenance tab) at least 3 times. This didn't seem to work too well but I also selected the "quiet" mode for printing which I think slows the paper feed and this seemed to help. The problem is still there but at least the paper feeds through now (it was getting stuck before). I did a couple of test prints and I'm not seeing any skewed printing so far so we'll see. I'll check back here to see if you found any other solutions.

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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