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Paper tray is full and the paper light keeps flashing.

Status light is red and is one and the paper light is flashing. The paper tray is full and the printer will not print

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  • ronpip Apr 26, 2009

    paper tray full - red paper light on - icon bottom left comes on with "out of paper" - printer won't print

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First check the machine for paper jams. If not, remove the paper from the paper tray and reinstall it. Then try to print from the MP tray.If this works, check paper size settings on the printer driver, or the small black arm which hangs down next to the paper pick up roller, and is the paper sensor.

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