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Paper won't feed in my HP A826

I get a message that it is out of paper, which it isn't. The rollers won't grab the paper. I've tried everything on the HP troubleshooting site. Except cleaning the rollers, as there is no way to open the back of the printer. Sometimes if I open the back and push the paper down manually it catches and prints

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Joed911
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SOURCE: Paper Feed

Here is an in depth document on Paper and carriage jams on your HP printer. there is a paragraph on how to clean the rollers, which may fix your problem.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=&cc=us&lang=&rule=35051&product=306892&docname=buu03110


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Posted on Oct 08, 2008

Ajkill
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SOURCE: paper feed problems hp PSC 1510

1. Turn the printer off and open the access cover.
2. Look for any obstructions in the paper path and remove them if necessary. (It is possible to move the carrier assembly with the power off.)
3. Turn the printer on, load some paper, and press the Form Feed button.
4. Watch the paper as it feeds through and try to determine where the jam is occurring.
5. Check to see if all the rollers are turning.

If all the rollers are turning, there may be something in the feed path that you can't see. Go to step 6.
If not, there is probably a feed motor or a gear problem and the printer may require service.
6. If the paper is jamming under the carrier assembly, you may be able to fix it using the manual feed slot.
7. Turn the printer off.
8. Take a #10 envelope and feed it through the left side of the manual feed slot until it comes right through the printer to the back of the exit rollers.
9. Move it up and down first, and then slowly move it over to the right side. If something is stuck under the black guide plate, this may work it loose.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

mahjid
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SOURCE: paper isn't catching on the roller - terrible sounds

make sure the paper is not wet and not damp. possible buy a new paper

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: hp laserjet p3005dn tray1 manual feed problem

you can choose mp first in "paper handing" printer menu or print tray1 is A4 default in properties of printer software.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

celibytes
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SOURCE: HP PSC 1350 printer won't feed paper

Check the gear on the left side of your printer where the disk encoder strip is attach,the gear is not holding the metal shaft your need to replace that gear. The problem is in the inner hole where the shafting is attached.

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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