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HP LaserJet 1300 Printer.


The lower light next to the on/off button is Flushing Orange, i tried to open the printer to see if any Paper Jam "Nothing" but, when i connect to computer and print "test page" it displays message saying" OUT OF PAPER". But, i check front/back of printer and found no paper pieces i feed paper's in tray still no printing.

Can someone Help me out from this problem..???

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  • itmanager May 26, 2009

    Well, Nothing that sort...! no noise comes like that of the broken mechanical part inside. When i switch on my Printer it starts normally but this Orange light goes on flashing.

    The Problem started when one client was printing a document somehow the printer pulled 4 pages at same time i removed the pages out without any paper cut and later these problem stated when trying to print document or any file for printing says "Printer out of paper" when there are papers feed. i tried with Tray one to print is the same. Any advise to what could have happened..??

  • itmanager May 26, 2009

    Hi Jim,

    I tried thats, nothing..?? i even tried to have a Printer self test print nothing....?? any possible solution..???

  • itmanager May 26, 2009

    Hi Indus3,

    When i give job for printing the printer doesn't sense, like i know what you trying to ask me like the printer initiallies and starts to print. Well, when i send Job for printing the printer doesn't even make the usual noise.....?

  • itmanager May 26, 2009

    Hello Indus3,

    Well according to your message from outside it seems to be fine the sensor but if you recomend that, need to open and check for the sensor incase broken or sliped out from its position then, i guess i'll try your solution opening the printer and check for sensor.

  • itmanager May 26, 2009

    Hi Indus3 and Jimscott531,

    Thank you soo much for your assistance and help on the printer problem that i had.

    Finally, i found out that the Tonner was not installed properly into the Tonner feed tray and now its all done, i could manage to print the printer self test page.

    Thank you soo much once again.

    Hope we keep in touch incase for near future.

  • Hans De Becker
    Hans De Becker May 11, 2010

    when you send a print job to the printer, does the printer make the usual mechanical noises like when he prints normally? or does he make a noise like if something has broken off?



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Feed the paper in the tray then push the button next to the orange light should fix it hope this helps regards Jim

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If jimscott531's solution didn't do the trick, it's probably the sensor for paper detection in the bottom tray which might be defective or the lever that serves this sensor might be out of its socket or even broken. you might need to take apart the printer to find this out.
first check the lever: if it's broken, you'll notice without any doubt. if it's out of its socket, try to find a black plastic bracket where clearly something needs to be, and place it in a way that in one position it blocks the IR-sensor behind it. and make sure that the spring to hold it to its initial position is well in place.

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    Hans De Becker May 26, 2009

    no sweat, i'll be online for a few months ;-)



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