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Paper feeding halfway through then stops

Whenever i try to print something, the printer starts to feed the paper, then suddenly stops halfway, and indicates a red light (no blinking). The printer then stops responding altogether. Sometimes when i restart the printer, the jammed paper goes all the way through and shows jumbled bits of the document. I have checked for bits of paper inside the printer, what should I do?

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Normal 0 I suggest you get a sheet of Card Stock (Heavy paper) and place it in the feed way. Then press the print button applying a slight amount of pressure on the Card Stock so it will feed through the printer. The reason for this is in some cases I have been able to clear the paper track of debris that was deposited there over time.
Worth a try, as I have fixed a number of printers this way, saving costly repairs.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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