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I have had so much trouble with the epson stylis photo r1800... it doesn't feed right every so often and it is so frustrating. It seems to be with the rollers that pull the paper in, I don't think the rollers are pulling at the same strength and causes the paper to feed a bit off and the printer thinks that the paper is loaded incorrectly. Has this happened to anyone else and what can I do to make it work properly. This is also my third printer, Epson keeps sending me new ones when I conplain because they can't seem to help me...
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
With all due respect to "sanjeevverma", solution #1 is nonsense; the Brother HL-5250DN paper tray is self-centering; in other words, there is only ONE position for the paper to sit in the tray ... the PROPER position (centered BTW); let's break it down:
paper not feeding correctly - if lollydoll is talking about the wrinkling, this a known problem with this print engine with no real solution; the feed mechanism design is extremely sensative to the moisture content of the paper (ie, if the printer is being used anywhere but a temperature and humidty controlled office -- good luck); thicker paper (eg, 24 pound paper - ask the Staples guy) may solve the problem if the temperature and humidity in your house isn't too far off the office norm (72°F and 50% R.H.); two items tucked in the corners of the manual (but not talked about by their tech support staff) are (1) paper path pressure release levers in the back (they are blue - check the manual to see how they work), and (2) there is a "thin" setting for the paper type on the printer's properties window; it has helped a little at my house; the only real solution is to print at least three copies of your documents; apparently getting the fuser up to temperature is key to getting non-wrinkled printouts.
paper doesn't feed at all - the roller at the front of the paper tray must be incredibly contaminated; use DENATURED ALCOHOL and cotton swabs to clean the roller and the other parts it touches; you can unplug the printer if you're worried about it
printing when no paper is present - BAD! this means either (1) there is a scrap of paper torn off and blocking the sensor - which is unlikely because the print-time diagnostics would catch that the sensor does not "cycle" when the paper supposedly passes through, or (2) the sensor is defective - in which case toss the printer and buy an H-P (spend at least $300, eh!)
don't get me wrong ... I LOVE my HL-5250DN (although I hate wasting all that paper and toner) ... but my first three lasers were HP's and they NEVER wrinkled or tore my paper ... I bought the Brother because it was twice as fast and printed duplex for half the money of the HP ... now I'll pay the difference in paper and toner but "c'est la vie"
Posted on Oct 25, 2007
I was having a similar problem until I realised the printer cartridges hadn't been inserted properly. As soon as I fixed them in place correctly the paper feed started working perfectly!
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
I am having the same problem with the printer saying it is out of paper when it's not. If it does feed paper, then it feeds the paper in crooked. There are 2 rubber rollers underneath that fall down on a sheet of paper that is supposed to feed the paper into the printer. These rollers are located up underneath the front of the main paper feed tray on the right side. I am thinking the rollers are probably glazed and that is why it is not feeding paper in smoothly or not at all. There are 2 solutions that might possibly work to fix this problem. Use a rubber roller cleaner and someone once said you can use Gojo hand cleaner to clean rubber rollers as well. I haven't tried either solution yet, but it may be worth trying before taking this printer in to the computer repair shop.
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
Are these all Hp laserjet 4250's? what tray are you trying to print from?
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
I might have something here!
Well it worked with mine: All iI did was hold the paper at the top left corner and pulled against the way it was being pulled. An d now it is working like it did before. Weird but true!
Posted on Nov 08, 2007
Take off the rubber roller sleeves and turn them inside-out. Alternatively, you can use an alcohol wipe and run it around the circumference of the rollers. What it sounds like may be happening, one of the rollers is picking up the paper while the other roller doesn't grab at all. Paper is then pulled through the paper path at an angle.
Posted on Nov 07, 2007
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