Printer wont work just feeds paper straight through
I got my printer about four years ago with the computer but it hasnt been used for 12 months now when i try to print the red and green light is on and when i press the red button the paper just feeds straight through there is new ink in it but no movement of printing detected
If problem persists after downloading software, then that means that ink had clogged the printheads after drying up on old installed cartridges. In that case either order a new printhead from Epson, or replace the printer.
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The printer hardware should even this out when printing. You should also ensure the paper meets the automatic feeder requirements of the printer. If printing is skewed, feeding multiple pages or jamming, please follow these instructions (use a regular letter size paper to test after doing the steps given below): Please check to ensure there is nothing obstructing the paper feed mechanism down inside the printer where it is not easily seen. If there is nothing obvious, unplug the printer and remove the paper. Open the front cover and look above the steel rod. You should see a conveyor belt with rubber teeth on it, like a fan belt. Take the bottom part of that belt and move it gently to the left. The cartridges should come out with it. Make sure the cartridges can move fully from one side of the printer to the other. Check also the output rollers on the bottom of the printer for any blockage. If it is jamming under the carrier assembly, you may be able to fix it using the manual feed slot. Turn the printer off. Next take a #10 envelope and feed it through the left side of the paper feed slot (The manual paper feed slot is preferred, but the automatic feed will do if there is no manual paper feed for this printer) until it comes completely through the printer to the back of the exit rollers. Move it up and down and slowly move it over to the right side. If something is stuck under the black guide plate this may work it loose or you may have to feed the envelope through the front rollers and push your way backward (please be careful here). Next, take a damp warm cloth and clean the rubber rollers in the automatic sheet feeder. Dust may be coating the rollers there and as they become less tacky, they cannot feed paper correctly. Finally, turn the printer upside down and carefully shake it for 10 to 20 seconds to see if something falls out of the paper feed path. Then plug the printer back up, take your paper out and replace it with a fresh, small stack (about 5 pages) of paper. Quickly bend the stack in an 'S' shape a few times to separate pages. Make sure it is lined up on the right side of the paper feed and the paper guide on the left is snug on the left side of the paper. Then try to form feed again. Once its done restart the Printer and try printing and let me know what happens. Good Luck!!!
That printer has a feed switch which changes from the top feeder to the drawer below, the little light tells you whether to put paper in the top or bottom. either make sure both are loaded or switch to the one that has paper.
Check the rollers that feed the printer paper through. Use compressed air to clean out the printer and rubbing alcohol on the rollers once you clean them. If the rollers aren't grabbing the paper, then maybe a gear is not working properly.
Canon offers a one year warranty, take the printer in and get them to service it instead of trying to fix the problem yourself.
Check the feed rollers, (IF you do a alot of printing), the feed rollers are slick with paper dust, and are causing the jam, You can clean tyhem by taking out the paper, and clean the roller with a cloth rag and some 409 cleaner. scrub the feed roller to remove the paper dust, then let the rollers dry, then re load paper and begin printng
I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM A MONTH AGO. I LOOKED WHERE THE PAPER LOADS AND THERE WAS A PAPER CLIP JAMMED IN THERE. I HAD A HECK OF A TIME GETTING TO IT, BUT I DID. AND IT WORKS FINE. MAYBE SOMETHING IS THERE.
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
Worth a try, as I have fixed a number of printers this
way, saving costly repairs.
Hope this helps.Bud