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Mp500 says no paper

I try to print & it says paper is out when it is not. I take out the paper & put in back in & get same error.

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You may not be aware that there's two paper trays in your MP500... One is in the bottom and requires extending to be able to fill it with paper while the other is at the back/top which is a lot easier to spot.

Because of these two trays there's a paper selection switch on the printer which has a little outline of the printer and two LED light indicators to show which is currently selected.

You might want to try pressing this switch to select the other paper tray and then pressing OK to see if that then prints anything in the queue.

I'd recommend checking the user manual for more information on the paper trays and pay particular attention to the printing preferences > Paper Source option when you print to ensure you select the correct tray.

Hope that helps

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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This answers with a titch more detail.
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Some where in the paper path a sensor is activated indicating paper jam so the printer will give off a 6A00 code.
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Move the printhead carriage back and forth a few times.

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Check the purge unit: Moving the print head assembly will not clear a purge unit if its jammed with paper, paper clips, push pins, screws, cookie crisp, flower bud pods or the like.

Solution 3:
Press the ink pads down in the purge unit.

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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