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I keep getting an out of paper error. I have paper, the light isn't blinking on my printer; how do I get my computer to recognize that it's ok to print.

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Re: printer error message

Will it not feed a sheet of paper? The feed track of an HP is very convoluted. Take paper tray out and try a vacuum cleaner suck to ensure no paper debris is sticking somewhere, 'Knock up' the paper pile and ensure it is fully inserted in the tray. Turn printer off then on See what happens. Also take a look at

Posted on May 28, 2007

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Also try checking the paper size on the left hand side of the paper tray if this is any of the hp 4*** series. make sure it is set to the same size paper that you have set to in the paper handeling menu

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Check paper sensor in the feed track just above paper tray if it is well placed from

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If u get a error of out of paper instand of u have paper in try. if u get a error from tray two then u need to clean paper sensor pcb board which was right hand side of the printer in below four plate there and if then also problem was not slove then u need to replace the senser pcb board and if u get a error from tray one then clean the paper senser there and check the senser cannection and if problem not sloved then u chnage p.i unit of the printer

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Hello There this may work for you, it has worked for many here I given this advice so gave it a try it could work for you. Generally when this happens, something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.

First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.

If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there.

And gave the rode that the ink slides on a good clean and maybe a bit oil on cloth and wipe the rod with it.

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