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Paper won't load up....

I put paper in the main tray and print but it will not catch the paper and will not load up.......please help

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Disconnect the printer from power source and computer. Remove the rear access panel and very carefully use a alcohol moistened cotton swab to clean the all the black rubber pick-up rollers. Use a gentle sideways stroke while cleaning and turn rollers to clean all sides. Allow the rollers to dry and replace the rear cover and power up. Worked wonders for me. HP has certain 3210 printers that have this problem.

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Loading your paper
Paper loading tips:
● Load paper with the side to be printed facing down.
● You can print photos and documents on a wide variety of paper sizes, from
8 x 13 cm (3 x 5 inch) up to 22 x 61 cm (8.5 x 24 inch). The 10 x 15 cm
(4 x 6 inch) photo paper is available with and without tabs.
● Before loading paper, pull the Main paper tray out (use the Main tray release or
the tray grips) and slide out the paper-width and paper-length guides to make
room for the paper. After loading paper, adjust the guides to fit close to the edges
of the paper without bending the paper. When finished loading paper, push the
Main tray back in all the way.
● Load only one type and size of paper at a time in the same tray.
● After loading paper, extend the Output tray extension to catch your printed pages.
Use the directions in the following table to load the most commonly used paper sizes
into the printer.
Paper type How to load Tray to load
Any supported
photo or plain
paper media
1. Extend the Main tray by
pulling it out with the Main
tray release or the tray
Load the Main tray
Chapter 2
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Paper type How to load Tray to load
2. Slide the paper-width and
paper-length guides to
their outermost positions.
3. Load paper with the side
to be printed facing down.
Check that the stack of
paper is no higher than
the top of the paperlength
4. Adjust the paper-width
and paper-length guides
inward until they stop at
the edges of the paper.
5. Push in the Main tray all
the way in.
6. Make sure the light on the
Photo tray button is
turned off to enable
printing from the Main tray.
Load paper and adjust guides inward
1 Paper-width guide
2 Paper-length guide
Push in the Main tray
1 Push the Main tray all the way in

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2. Slide the paper-width guide to its outermost position.
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