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Printer Feeder not working well. Paper always gets stuck.

How can I fix this problem? Unless I hold the paper down or have enough paper in the paper tray, the paper never feeds properly and eats up the paper when printing. I have to hold the paper down and make sure the paper goes in flat and smoothly before it prints correctly. Also, if I put in the photo paper, it doesn't print well and most of the time eats up the 8.5 x 11 photo paper.

Does anyone else have this problem?

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  • mweik Feb 03, 2009

    Same problem here, paper jams if paper tray not full, now jamming inside.

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Recurring paper jams can be caused by broken parts, using too much paper in the in-tray, or parts (usually the rear door) not on all the way. This video explains how to fix a paper or carriage jam, but explains along the way the things to watch for. If you go through the steps in this video and you still get paper jammed, you may have a broken printer that needs to be replaced or repaired.

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