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Self feeder doesn't work automatically as paper is input. It WILL work if it's fed and you press forward button.

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Try cleaning the "eys" in the middle of the throat where you insert the paper...they may be just dust/dirty.
If that dosnt work then they may be defective and would have to be replaced.

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My HP officejet Pro L7680 cannot scan anymore. It keeps saying: "Reload the Document & restart the job. And when scaning through PC then give an error msg: "The automatic Document deeder is...


does the feeder try to fed the paper? if you hear not working and not fed the paper then clean with alcohol with hard paper the roller .
if not fix did you hear noises? maybe the gears.
hope i help

Dec 02, 2010 | HP Officejet Pro L7680 All-In-One Printer

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Paper jammed under roller small piece of paper keep saying jam e3


Good day, I will give you the procedure how to clean the roller or canon pixma mp160.

Procedure:
1. Press [On/Off] to turn on the machine, then remove any paper from the auto sheet feeder.
2. press [maintenance] repeatedly until <b> appears.
3. press [black] or [color].
4. repeat steps 2 to 3 twice.
5. open the paper output tray.
6. load 3 or more A4 or letter-sized paper in the auto sheet feeder.
7. repeat steps 2 to 3 times.
the sheet paper is automatically fed in and then out of the machine.

have a nice day.


Aug 01, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet...

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Paper feeds, but won't print. As far as I can tell there is ink.


Ensure the Paper Tray is Not Overfilled Each printer tray has a maximum capacity rating, and this rating is based on a specific paper weight and or thickness. Consequently, situations might arise in which the tray will not be able to accommodate the maximum number of sheets listed in the printer specifications. Verify that the paper is not packed too tightly in the paper tray Adjust the Printer Paper Guides Adjust the paper guides to fit the size paper being used (Figure 1). The guides should be close (1/16" or less) to the paper without touching, so that the paper stays properly aligned without continually rubbing the guides. Locate and Remove Any Obstructions Inside the Printer and Input Tray Open the front cover and make sure the kickstand (if there is one) is engaged. Locate and remove any obstructions within the printer, such as paper pieces, staples, tape, or other objects. Close the cover. Remove all paper from the input tray. Inspect the input tray for any obstructions. Remove any visible obstructions. Reinsert the paper. Determine if Multiple Sheets Are Fed at Once From the Paper Tray or ADF Determine if multiple sheets are fed at once from the the paper tray or Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). Verify the print media installed is compatible with the printer Clean the ADF Paper Feed Roller Disconnect the AC power from the printer. Open the cover of the Automatic Document Feeder (Figure 1). Figure 1: Raise the Cover of the Automatic Document Feeder Using a damp paper towel, gently wipe the rubber roller to remove any ink or paper debris (Figure 2). Figure 2: Paper Feed Roller on the Automatic Document Feeder Close the cover and reconnect the power. Reseat the Dell Printer Power Adapter If your printer has a momentary loss of communication with your computer, it may be necessary to reset the printer to re-establish communication. You can reset a Dell? inkjet printer by unplugging the printer power cord from the electrical outlet and from the back of the printer for 10 seconds then reattaching the cord at both ends. If the printer queue icon is showing in your system tray (by your clock), you may have documents that are paused for printing. To resume printing a paused document: Double-click the printer queue icon to check document status of the active printer. Right-click on any documents that show Paused under Status, and then click Resume in the drop-down menu. Try a Different Type of Print Media Many image quality and paper feed issues are caused by the type of print media being used. Try a different type of print media that is specifically made for this printer. Replace the printer.

Nov 22, 2009 | Dell 968 All-In-One Printer

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How do you clean the rollers?


One common cause of paper feed issues is a build up of dust on the printer's rear paper feed roller. This roller consists of a plastic axle white roller. This is located in the automatic sheet feeder and is referred to as the "Pick Roller." As dust builds up on the rubber rollers, they become less tacky and therefore unable to grab a single sheet of paper.

To prevent and/or cure this type of paper feed problem, these rubber rollers should be cleaned. Unplug the printer's power cord and remove the paper from the automatic sheet feeder. Please remove the paper access door from back of the printer and clean the white rollers inside with a cloth dampened with warm water (be sure there is no excess water on the cloth as it may drip into the machine). After these are free of any dust, close the paper access door. Reload the paper and plug the power cord back in. The paper should then feed normally.

Next, try this printer self-test by following the steps given below:

1. Make sure the printer is in “Copy Mode.”
2. Press the “Menu” button once.
3. The screen will display “Copy Menu: Copies”.
4. Press the left arrow button once. The screen will display “Copy Menu: Tools”.
5. Press the check button once. The screen with read “Tools: Maintenance”.
6. Press the check button once. The screen with read “Maintenance: Ink Levels”.
7. Press the right arrow button until the screen reads “Maintenance: Print Test Page”.
8. Press the check button once. This will start the Self-Test. Once the page has printed, the printer will stop. The test is not continuous.

The self-test should at least print out a set of either a solid black or solid color bars, if not both (if you have a printer with both color and black installed simultaneously). Should this test fail, please try it again without cartridges installed. If the self-test still fails to take paper in and make sounds like the carrier is moving across the paper, this is a hardware issue, and the printer will require service. If the self-test completes without any cartridges installed, run the self-test again with only a color cartridge installed (If you have both black and color cartridges, after this test, run the test again with just the black cartridge installed). If you find that either cartridge causes the self-test to fail, please let us know.

If the self-test prints, but has lines or smudges or other print quality issues, please let us know. This includes any print quality issues - we need to know if the problems you have with your black or color are based in the printer, or communications with your computer, or the computer's software.

If the self-test prints your test bar(s) clearly, the printer hardware is not at fault.

Oct 19, 2009 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My printer won't feed the paper through. the spindle rolls but won't grab the paper in the paper feeder


One common cause of paper feed issues is a build up of dust on the printer's rear paper feed roller. This roller consists of a plastic axle white roller. This is located in the automatic sheet feeder and is referred to as the "Pick Roller." As dust builds up on the rubber rollers, they become less tacky and therefore unable to grab a single sheet of paper.
To prevent and/or cure this type of paper feed problem, these rubber rollers should be cleaned.

Unplug the printer's power cord and remove the paper from the automatic sheet feeder. Please remove the paper access door from back of the printer and clean the white rollers inside with a cloth dampened with warm water (be sure there is no excess water on the cloth as it may drip into the machine). After these are free of any dust, close the paper access door. Reload the paper and plug the power cord back in. The paper should then feed normally. 

Next, try this printer self-test by following the steps given below:


1. Turn the printer ON.
2. Press the down arrow button till the screen displays “Maintenance". . 
3. Press the "Check" button. 
4. Press the "Down arrow" button till the screen displays “Print Test Page.” 
5. Press the "Check" button.


The self-test should at least print out a set of either black or color bars, if not both (if you have a printer with both color and black installed simultaneously). Should this test fail, try it again without cartridges installed.  If the self-test still fails to take paper in and make sounds like the carrier is moving across the paper, this is a hardware issue, and the printer will require service. If the self-test completes without any cartridges installed, run the self-test again with the color cartridge installed by itself. (If you have both black and color cartridges, after this test, run the test again with just the black cartridge installed.) If you find that either cartridge causes the self-test to fail, please let us know.


If the self-test prints, but has lines or smudges or other print quality issues, let us know. This includes any print quality issues, we need to know if the problems you have with your black or color are based in the printer, or communications with your computer, or the computer's software.
If the self-test prints your test bar(s) clearly, the printer hardware is not at fault.

Oct 02, 2009 | Lexmark X7550 InkJet Printer

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Says have paper jam when there is no paper in the printer


see what you gotta understand

is that right next to the

rollers that pick up the paper

are paper sensors so if those

sensors have been damaged take

a cotton swab dip it in water.
clean the rollers where the

paper is taken in from and

also clean the carriage rod

along which ur cartridges

move(metallic rod).
Remove any loose paper from the input tray. Press the Power button (c01345237.gif ) to turn off the product.Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.

  1. Gently pull any jammed paper out of the rollers in the back of the product.
  2. Rotate the rollers upward to make sure that they move.
  3. Clear any paper jammed paper from inside the duplexer.
    1. With the wheels facing toward you, unlock the duplexer by pulling back the gray levers on each end of the duplexer.
    2. Open the duplexer lid.
    3. Remove any paper from inside the duplexer.
    4. Close the duplexer lid.
    5. Lock the duplexer by pushing the gray levers up and forward until they snap into place.
Before reattaching the duplexer to the back of the product, follow these steps to clean the paper rollers to remove any debris, dirt, or paper scraps.
  1. Wipe the paper rollers with a lint-free cloth lightly moistened with distilled or bottled water. Rotate the rollers upward with your fingers to clean all the way around.
  2. Allow the rollers to dry completely.
  3. Reattach the duplexer to the back of the product. Gently push the duplexer forward until it snaps into place.
  4. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product.
  5. Press the Power button (c01345237.gif ) to turn on the product.
  6. Load paper in the paper tray.
  7. Try the print job again.
    • If the error message displays again, proceed to the next step.
    • If the pages print successfully, you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
Follow these steps to clear the jam from the automatic document feeder (ADF).Remove all originals from the document feeder tray.

  1. Lift the cover of the ADF.
  2. Lift the ADF mechanism.
  3. Gently pull the paper out of the ADF mechanism.
  4. Lower the ADF mechanism.
  5. Close the ADF cover. Press down until the cover snaps into place.P
  1. ull out the main input tray.
  2. Slide the paper-width and paper-length guides to their outermost positions.Insert a stack of paper into the main input tray with the short edge forward and the print side down. Slide the stack forward until it stops.

  3. Slide the paper-width and paper-length guides inward until they stop at the edges of the paper.
  4. Push the main input tray back into the product.
  5. Pull the output tray extender towards you, as far as it will go
  1. Press the Power button (c01346625.gif ) to turn the product off.
  2. Disconnect the power cord and the USB cable from the product.
  3. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
  4. Reconnect the power cord and the USB cable to the product.
  5. Plug the power cord back into the wall outlet.
  6. Press the Power button (c01346625.gif ) to turn the product on.

Jun 15, 2009 | Lexmark X5150 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Error msg: Paper tray empty or jam, when there is not


Clean The Paper Feed Rollers Using The Unit's Operation Panel Ifthe paper feed roller is dirty, paper is not fed properly because thepaper feed roller slips. Cleaning the paper feed roller could resolvethe paper feeding problem. Please follow the instructions below toclean the Paper Feed Rollers directly from the unit. Caution:Since the cleaning process wears down the paper feed roller, performthis procedure only when necessary and no more than three (3) times.
  1. Ensure that the machine is powered on and remove any paper from the auto sheet feeder or the cassette.

  2. Use the <Feed Switch> button to select the paper source where you do the paper feed roller cleaning. Click for additional information.

  3. Press the <Menu> button.

  4. Use the right / left cursor button to select [Maintenance/settings] press the <OK> button.


    Note: This procedure is skipped if your machine is in Scan mode. Proceed to step 5.


  5. Use the right / left cursor button to select [Maintenance] and the press the <OK> button.

  6. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Roller cleaning] and press the <OK> button.
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  1. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Yes], then press the <OK> button. (The paper feed roller cleaning starts.)

  2. Tocheck if the rollers are clean, load a sheet of Letter-sized plainpaper in the same paper source you selected in step 2, and press the<Open> button.

  3. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Roller cleaning] and press the <OK> button.
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Use the up / down cursor button to select [Yes], then press the <OK> button. (Paper will be fed.)


Note: If paper is not fed properly, repeat steps 4 through 10 above up to three times.

Paper Source
Press the <Feed Switch> button to switch to toggle between the Automatic Sheet Feed (ASF) or Cassette. The light will come on when the <Feed Switch> is set for that paper source.

Cassette

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Note: When printing from the computer, if paper does not feed from the source you have selected on the operation panel, check Paper Sourcesetting in the printer driver. If the option is not set to 'Paper FeedSwitch', paper will feed from the source selected in the driver.

Nov 27, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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On a Canon MP 460 printer, the paper will not feed in straight causing constant paper jams.


If the paper feed roller is dirty, paper is not fed properly because the paper feed roller slips. Cleaning the paper feed roller could resolve the paper feeding problem. Please follow the instructions below to clean the Paper Feed Rollers directly from the unit.Caution: Since the cleaning process wears down the paper feed roller, perform this procedure only when necessary and no more than three (3) times.
  1. Ensure that the printer is powered on and remove any paper from the Auto Sheet Feeder (ASF).

  2. Press the <Menu> button.

    mp460_copymenu.gif

  3. Use the right / left cursor button to select [Maintenance/settings], then press <OK>.

    mp460_maintenancesettings.gif

  4. Use the right / left cursor button to select [Maintenance], then press <OK>.

  5. Perform the paper feed roller cleaning three times.
    1. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Roller cleaning], then press <OK>.

      mp450_rollercleaning.gif
    2. When prompted to start roller cleaning, use the up / down cursor button to select [Yes], then press <OK>. (The paper feed roller cleaning starts.)

  6. Check if the paper feed roller cleaning procedure resolved the issue.
    1. Load a sheet of letter-sized plain paper in the ASF and open the paper output tray.
    2. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Roller cleaning], then press <OK>.

      mp450_rollercleaning.gif
    3. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Yes], then press the OK button. (Paper will be fed.)

  7. If paper is not fed properly, repeat step 6 up to three times.

Oct 21, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Canon PIXMA MP600 printer - paper feed


Issue: Paper feeds skewed
Solution: Clean The Paper Feed Rollers Using The Operation Panel - MP600

Clean The Paper Feed Rollers Using The Unit's Operation Panel If the paper feed roller is dirty, paper is not fed properly because the paper feed roller slips. Cleaning the paper feed roller could resolve the paper feeding problem. Please follow the instructions below to clean the Paper Feed Rollers directly from the unit. Caution: Since the cleaning process wears down the paper feed roller, perform this procedure only when necessary.
  1. Ensure that the machine is powered on and remove any paper from the auto sheet feeder or the cassette.

  2. Use the <Feed Switch> button to select the paper source where you do the paper feed roller cleaning. Click for here additional information.

  3. Press the <HOME> (A) button.

    mp600_home_scroll.jpg

  4. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel (B) or press the right / left arrow to select [Settings], then press the <OK> button.

  5. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel (B) or press the right / left arrow to select [Maintenance], then press <OK>.

  6. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel (B) or press the up / down arrow to select [Roller cleaning], then press <OK>.

    mp600_rollercleaning.jpg

  7. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Yes], then press the <OK> button. (The paper feed roller cleaning starts.)

  8. To check if the rollers are clean, load a sheet of Letter-sized plain paper in the same paper source you selected in step 2.

  9. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel (B) or press the up / down arrow to select [Roller cleaning], then press <OK>.

    mp600_rollercleaning.jpg

  10. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Yes], then press the <OK> button. (Paper will be fed.)

    Note: If paper is not fed properly, repeat steps 4 through 10 above up to three times.

Paper Source
Press the <Feed Switch> button to switch to toggle between the Automatic Sheet Feed (ASF) or Cassette. The light will come on when the <Feed Switch> is set for that paper source.
ASF
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The above illustration shows a PIXMA MP500

Cassette

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The above illustration shows a PIXMA MP500

Note: When printing from the computer, if paper does not feed from the source you have selected on the operation panel, check Paper Source setting in the printer driver. If the option is not set to 'Paper Feed Switch', paper will feed from the source selected in the driver.
Click here to return to step 2

May 31, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP600 all-In-One InkJet...

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Automatic Paper feed


Check the feeder roller inside the printer for any foreign substance stuck to the roller, this may cause it not to grip properly. You can also try a few sheets at a time and make sure the paper tray is gripping the paper, but not too hard. If this fails, the roller may be out of place somewhat, try to reposition it. Let me know how you get on.

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