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Won't print My printer ran out of paper in the middle of a job. I added paper and the printer sounded like it was going to print but it did not. The light is flashing for the paper indicator and the status light is red. I opened the printer looking for a paper jam but did not find one. I turned everything off and on and that did not help. I looked for a reset button but only found the off/on switch and I did turn the printer off for a while but to no avail. It does not matter if I try printing from the menu or use Ctrl P it still does not print. I'm stumped.

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Re: Won't print

Take the paper tray out, tilt the print backwards. Under the printer at the front you will see what looks like black hook. This is a paper sensor and should move easily, completely freely. Sometimes this can dislodge and become ridged. Check this. Of course remember to clean the paper pick up roller and pad.

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Re: Won't print

I'd guess that the machine is unable to pick up the paper so goes into jam mode, paper feed roller is worn, needs screwdrivers and parts.

Here is PARTS also needs little japanesse type fingers, gentleness, then a few bits come off from left side, spring, solenoid, and a couple of gears then tray out, 6 screws release base, few more bits and your done.

You should feed ok from bypass tray still and can have a dodgy attempt at fix by wiping paper feed roller(3cm rubber funny shaped roller sits front centre under with tray out) with something to clean it free of paper dust. ie metho, water.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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