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Rollers are not pulling in the paper to print

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  • Justin Goldberg Dec 21, 2008

    When I print I don't hear any mechanicalclatter or rollers or any noise that one would expect when printing. I get a "printer out of paper" error from windows. It's a Canon BJC-4300.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    Roller not pulling paper in. Ink cartidges not moving. Squeaky noise and "out of paper" light on.


  • gillyrobin Jan 23, 2009

    Rollers not pulling paper in. Ink cartridges not moving, Paper light on. Squeaky grunt sound.


  • Tramorean Apr 14, 2009

    E3 Code flashing - paper is not being pulled in but the cartridges are printing on nothing and the 'Cancel Printing' message comes up on the laptop when the printing is finished and the paper is not being pulled through.

  • berries1120 Apr 17, 2009

    My printer is doing the exact thing where it's trying pulling in a piece of paper, but the printer isn't printing on anything.

  • sam88kid May 11, 2010

    What is the model of the printer?

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Generally if we are talking about a laser printer, the rollers are worn. If you look at them and they are perfectly smooth then they will need to be replaced. Also the pickup arm assemblies also go bad. I would definately try the rollers first. If you do not have replacements readily available a temporary fix that sometimes works is cleaning them with rubbing alcohol.

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Remove the jammed paper. Unplug the printer from the mains and PC. Inspect the rollers, etc for tiny paper piece(s) that may be stuck, or other debris. Try to clean rollers and make sure they are dry.
Keep printer unplugged for about 2 minutes and replug and try a test print.
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Revolve the feed roller bar as you clean them, to clean the feed rollers all the way round, remove all particles from them.

Check you ADF grips are set correctly, if not you will get mis-fed sheets. check the tray is sat properly too or mis-feeds.

Check paper size is correct in print properties too.
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1. Check for and remove any paper stuck in the paper in tray
2. clear the paper jam from the back of the printer
a. unplug the AIO
b. Press in the tab on the left side of the rear door to release the door. remove the door by pulling it away from the AIO
c. gently pull the paper out fo the rollers
d. clean the rollers with a lint free cloth that is moist with distilled water
3. Lift the front cover and slowly remove any jammed paper
a. unplug the power cable
b. if necessary pull the input tray down to open it. then lower the print cartridge door
c. gently pull the paper out of the rollers
d. close the print cartridge door
e. plug the power cable
4. Verify that the print cartridge carriage can move freely
a. unplug the power cable
b. check to see if the print cartridge carriage can move freely from one side to the other.
c. remove the print cartridges
d. gently move the print cartridge to tyhe far right of the printer
e. remove the paper from the paper in tray, but do not remove the drawer
f. remove the rear acces door
g. with your fingers rotate the rollers "up" three full rotations
h. close the rear access door
i. replace the print cartridges
j. plug the power cable
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Could you please tell me how to release paper jammed in a hp photosmart c3175 ALL IN ONE printer scanner copier,if I pull the paper it just tears away. Thank You . RAY WINCH. EMAIL...


Clearing a paper jam from the rear door Follow the steps below to clear a paper jam through the rear door.
  1. Press in the tab on the left side of the rear door to release the door. Remove the door by pulling it away from the unit. Figure 1: Removing the rear door c00652942.gif
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  3. Replace the rear door. Gently push the door forward until it snaps into place.
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Clearing a paper jam from the front door
  1. If necessary, pull the input tray down to open it. Then, lower the print cartridge door. Figure 2: Lowering the print cartridge door c00652943.gif
  2. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers. CAUTION: If the paper tears when you are removing it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might be remaining inside the device. If you do not remove all the pieces of paper from the unit, more paper jams are likely to occur.
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Paper jam


Look where you put the paper in. See if you can see inside there and see the roller that turns and picks up the paper. If you can, make a mixture of alcohol and a little dish soap. Damp a rag with it, and reach in there to clean the rollers.  See if the rollers will turn manually, but be careful not to force anything.  Another way to get to the whole roller, would be to start making a print, while watching the rollers.  As soon as the rollers have turned half way, unplug the printer.  Now you can reach the other side and clean that.

There is another way to clean the rollers.  Using the alcohol mix, take a single sheet of paper, and damp one half of it with the solution.  Stick the single sheet in the paper tray, and make a print, but hold on to the paper so that it doesn't feed through the machine.  Do this several times, and the rollers turning against the wet paper should clean them.

Try to print again. It might take a few tries. The rollers have to turn against the paper and dry themselves off again.
If this works, then you need new rollers (cleaning them will only make them work temporarily and the problem will come more frequently until you change them).

Thankyou,

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