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Sharp F0-5700 Fax No Paper (Tray)

No Paper (Tray).

I checked under the machine but I'm not sure where I'm looking.

Go underneath the machine and make sure that a black piece of plastic is secured in there. Sometimes they get pulled out when the tray gets removed.
Directly above the paper tray is a little "arm" type black wheelie thing...One the left rear corner is a lightweight black plastic rectangle cover....what black piece of plastic am I looking for exactly where?

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  • dragonmouse Jan 08, 2009

    Well I just went and did that and it appears to be in place. I just sent a fax to it and somehow it found paper to print the fax but the light and error is still there.

    Thank you for your help. I guess I'll learn to live with the error as long as it keeps working. Unless you can think of anything else.

  • dragonmouse Jan 09, 2009

    Re: Do we receive faxes on Legal sized paper...

    Not that I know of. When I left yesterday I started wondering if the silly thing thinks there's supposed to be a second paper tray attached..

  • dragonmouse Jan 09, 2009

    That has to be it. The tray that is in there does not do legal so there's no way to switch it and I don't know of the machine ever having a legal tray. But I had something like this happen to a printer sometime ago.

    The weird thing is that it sends, receives and prints faxes fine.



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Remove the tray out of the copier and look for one next to the feed tires.

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  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jan 09, 2009

    Do you get faxes from time to time that could be received on legal size paper?

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    Tim Babcock Jan 09, 2009

    If there was another tray with legal paper it will switch. If someone sends you a fax on legal and you have letter in the tray, then it will cause that error to happen. You could switch the paper and see if it still happens.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jan 09, 2009

    You should be able to install legal paper into it by changing the rear paper guide.



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