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Paper feed problems

Paper begins to feed. then backs out....power light and paper feed light blink continuously.........ink trays seem to function fine and ink light remains off. whats wrong?

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  • parts man Mar 23, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    Same problem here...

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Tha only thing that you need to do is to put just a little oil in the bar that spends the cartidges not too much, this with the printer turn it off and moving with your hand slowly the carrier and puting at the same time the oil.

then turn it on the printer and then live it to do alone his own functions, and that`s it

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My pictures are coming out with pink or purple streaks. Every time I print a picture, the streaks are in different places, all going from bottom left to top right . I have changed the ink roll and the...


Try cleaning the paint roller.

6 Care and maintenance
Cleaning the paper feed roller To prevent misfeeds and to make sure your pictures look their best, we recommend that you keep the paper feed roller clean. Inspect the roller weekly for debris particles, and clean if necessary.
IMPORTANT: Unplug the power before cleaning the paper feed roller.
spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif 1.Unplug the AC power cord from the power outlet.

2.Remove the paper tray from the photo printer, and leave the paper tray door open.

3.Lightly moisten a lint-free cloth with water.

IMPORTANT: Do not use cotton or cotton swabs to clean the paper feed roller.

autourg00462006id1604162.jpg 4.Use the moistened cloth to gently wipe clean the surface of the paper feed roller. Advance the feed roller with your thumb as necessary, and continue cleaning.

5.Allow the paper feed roller to fully dry before reconnecting the power.


Click below for the complete manual:

Kodak EasyShare Photo Printer 500 Manual

Hope this helps.

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Mar 11, 2011 | Kodak EasyShare Photo Printer 500

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Diagnose Canon Pixma Light Blinking Errors


ORANGE LIGHT FLASHES

2 times - No paper (ASF) [1000]
* No paper in the cassette [1003]

3 times - Paper jam [1300]
* Paper jam in the rear guide [1303]
* Paper jam in the under guide [1304]
* Front door closed [1250]

4 times - No ink [1600]
* Ink tank not installed [1660]

5 times - The print head is not installed [1401]
* Print head temperature sensor [1403]
* Faulty EEPROM data of the print head [1405]

6 times - Inner cover open [1841]
* Inner cover open (while printing) [1846]
* Inner cover open (printing continuous) [1851]; (printing not continuous) [1856]

7 times - Multiple ink tanks of the same color installed [1681]
* Ink tank in wrong position [1680]

8 times - Warning: The waste ink absorber becomes almost full [1700]

9 times - The digital/video camera does not support Camera Direct Printing [2001]

10 times - Automatic duplex printing cannot be performed (paper size not supported) [1310]

11 times - Failed in automatic print head alignment [2500]

13 times - The remaining ink amount unknown [1683]

14 times - Ink tank not recognized [1684]

15 times - Ink tank not recognized [1410 to 1419]
* No Blinking Access cover open [1200]

16 times - Valve sensor [6C00]

ORANGE / GREEN FLASHES

2 times - Carriage [5100]
3 times - Line feed [6000]
4 times - Purge cam sensor [5C00]
5 times - ASF (cam) sensor [5700]
6 times - Internal temperature [5400]
7 times - Waste ink absorber full [5B00]
8 times - Print head temperature rise [5200]
9 times - EEPROM [6800]
11 times - Carriage lift mechanism [5110]
12 times - AP position [6A00]
13 times - Paper feed position [6B00]
14 times - Paper feed cam sensor [6B10]
15 times - USB Host VBUS overcurrent [9000]
17 times - Motor driver [6D00]
18 times - NIC Board [6550]
19 times - Ink tank position sensor [6502]
20 times - Other hardware [6500]
* Alt. Blinking ROM
* Light in Orange RAM

SERVICE MODE
This printer has a service mode for service-related settings and for performing test prints. The operator panel buttons are used to enter the desired service mode.

Service Mode Operations
1. With the printer powered off, hold down the Resume/Cancel button and press the Power button.
2. While holding down the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button and press the Resume/Cancel button twice in succession. Now release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons.
3. Select one of the following service mode functions by pressing the Resume/Cancel button the specified number of times.

Count Indicator Functions
• 0 times Green Print head not installed, carriage returns and locks in home position
• 1 time Orange Service test print
• 2 times Green EEPROM information print
• 3 times Orange EEPROM initialization
• 4 times Green Waste ink counter setting
• 5 times Orange Destination setting
• 6 times Green Print head deep cleaning
• 7 times Orange LF correction
• 14 times Green Left margin correction

Execute the selected function (except for model setting) by pressing the Power button. The printer will switch itself off after performing the function.

on Feb 10, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I have a DeskJet 5940 which was about to be thrown away and I thought I'd have a go fixing it. I tried, but it simply won't work. When I print something it pulls one paper nicely from the tray, feeds it...


  • Reset the product
    1. If the Power light is on, press the Power button (c01346625.gif ) to turn the product off, and then continue with the steps. If the Power light is off, go straight to step b.
    2. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
    3. Plug the power cord back into the wall outlet.
    4. Press the Power button (c01346625.gif ) to turn the product on.
    5. If any lights are still blinking, service the product.

  • If the print-cartridge status light stops blinking after you reset the product, follow these steps to make sure the driver settings are correct, and then try printing again.
    1. Open the printer driver.
      • Windows 2000 : Click Start , point to Settings , and then click Printers .
      • Windows XP : Click Start , click Control Panel , and then click Printers and Faxes .
      • Windows Vista : In the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), click Control Panel , click Hardware & Sounds , and then click Printers .
    2. Right-click the icon for the product, and then click Printing Preferences .
    3. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
    4. In the Paper size: drop-down menu, click the appropriate paper size.
    5. In the Paper type: drop-down menu, click the appropriate paper type.
    6. Click OK to close the dialog box.
    7. On the product, press the Resume button (c01421637.gif ) to continue printing.
    Also Try using the HP Print Diagnostic Utility in Windows - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
  • Dec 17, 2010 | HP Deskjet 5940 Photo InkJet Printer

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    I had a hp 900 inkjet and the problem is it doesnt print at all, it always feed and suddenly stop in the middle of feeding then the green light continue to blink..pls help


    At the outset it appears to be the problem of either the paper roller or the kind of paper being used.

    So, to begin with, open the rear access door of the printer, after you unplug the power from the back of the printer.

    Now, clean the paper roller with damp lint free cloth and after about 10 -20 seconds, close the rear access door .. and replug the printer.. you can then reinsert the ink cartridge as well ..
    this should resolve the issue.

    Sep 07, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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    Doesn't want to print


    Try unplugging from the wall for 5 minutes / plug in and retry, cancels / resets printer memory.

    Feb 17, 2010 | Canon BJC 3000 InkJet Printer

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    Hp deskjet 5652 not printing, orange light flashing continuously


    1. Check to insure the cover is shut down completely.

    2. If the "Ink Drop" Icon is blinking you are either out of ink, or there is a problem with the cartridge carrier. So open the cover - the carriage should move to the middle, if not it is bound up somewhere. Check the guides and around the carriage area for gummy labels etc..

    3. If the carriage moves to the middle, release the ink cartridges and replace.

    4. If the "Arrow" Icon is blinking, this could be a result of a paper feed error. Remove the paper from the tray, open the cover and insure no jams are in the rollers. Shuffle the paper lightly and place back in tray. Check to make sure the tray is pushed completely forward and then press the "Arrow" Icon button until a sheet is fed into the printer.

    * * Note: When you are replacing the Ink cartridges and before you remove the tape from the bottom heads, give them a shake to lossen up the ink before installing.

    This link will take route you to HP's support and more troubleshooting techniques for your printer.

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00013363&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=304442&rule=35720&lang=en

    Hope this helps..

    God Bless.......


    Jun 18, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5652 InkJet Printer

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    Light blinking


    Step1
    If you're setting up the printer or changing the toner or ink cartridge for the first time, double-check the instructions to make sure that you installed the cartridge correctly and, for new printers, that you have removed all the pieces of cardboard or plastic packing material. 
    Step
    2
    Check to see whether paper is feeding from the paper tray. If it's not leaving the tray at all, try feeding a page manually (if that's an option) or using a different paper tray. Sometimes a problem with the tray can be traced to a broken spring or a piece of plastic. 
    Step
    3
    If paper is feeding from the tray but jamming in the printer, examine where the jam is occurring and then inspect the printer carefully to see if you can find what is causing the problem. A piece of paper, for instance, might be blocking the paper path. 
    Step
    4
    If paper is feeding through the printer but coming out blank, check to see whether the printer is out of toner or ink. A defective toner or ink cartridge could be the problem.

    Jun 02, 2008 | Epson FX 1170 Matrix Printer

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    Print out very light


    Step1
    If you're setting up the printer or changing the toner or ink cartridge for the first time, double-check the instructions to make sure that you installed the cartridge correctly and, for new printers, that you have removed all the pieces of cardboard or plastic packing material. 
    Step
    2
    Check to see whether paper is feeding from the paper tray. If it's not leaving the tray at all, try feeding a page manually (if that's an option) or using a different paper tray. Sometimes a problem with the tray can be traced to a broken spring or a piece of plastic. 
    Step
    3
    If paper is feeding from the tray but jamming in the printer, examine where the jam is occurring and then inspect the printer carefully to see if you can find what is causing the problem. A piece of paper, for instance, might be blocking the paper path. 
    Step
    4
    If paper is feeding through the printer but coming out blank, check to see whether the printer is out of toner or ink. A defective toner or ink cartridge could be the problem.

    Apr 17, 2008 | HP LaserJet P3005dn Printer

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    My x1240 scans but does not copy or print. What do you suggest?


    You will need to do the following diagnostic tests to determine the exact cause of the error:

    · Remove the ink cartridges

    · Perform the self test (test B below)

    · Test the ink cartridges

    A. To remove the ink cartridges:
    Switch the printer on by pressing the green button.
    Open the front cover of the printer. The cartridge carrier should move to the center of the opening.
    Remove both cartridges.
    If the carrier does not move to the center of the opening, you will need to remove the cartridges by hand.
    Turn the printer off and remove the power supply cable (the small circular one) from the back of the printer.
    Open the front cover of the printer.
    Inside the printer, locate the silver metal carrier bar on which the print carriage slides.
    Locate the black rubber carrier belt above the carrier bar. This belt has tracks on its inner portion.
    Grab the top portion of the belt and move it toward the right. As you move this, the ink cartridge carrier will move to the left. Continue to move the belt until the carrier is in the center of the opening.
    Now pull both cartridges out.


    B. To perform the self-test:
    Disconnect both the power cable and the USB or parallel cable.
    After one minute has passed, plug the power supply cable (the small black circular one) back in. (This step is necessary to reset the printer.)
    Turn the printer off by pressing the green power button.
    Hold down the grey paper feed button.
    Turn the printer on by pressing the green button.
    After the printer begins to feed paper, release the grey button.
    Once the paper exits the printer, press the green button to turn the printer off.

    If the power light blinks twelve times while no cartridges are installed, there is a problem with the printer. Please contact our Technical Support Centre for your service options. If this is a new purchase, you can also exchange the printer at the point of purchase. If the paper went through the printer as if printing was occurring, you will need to do some more testing. Continue as instructed below.


    C. To test the ink cartridges:
    Open the front cover and insert only the black ink cartridge. Make sure that you push it back until it snaps into place.
    Close the front cover. If the light flashes twelve times, there may be a defect in the black cartridge. If not, proceed to the next step.
    Turn the printer off using the green power button.
    Hold down the grey paper-feed button.
    Turn the printer on using the green button.
    After the printer begins to feed paper, release the grey button.
    Once the paper exits the printer, press the green button to turn the printer off.
    If the light flashes twelve times, there may be a defect in the black cartridge. If a page came through with a black line, your black cartridge is working properly.
    Now you need to take the black cartridge out and perform the same steps with the color cartridge. If the light flashes twelve times, there may be a defect in the color cartridge. If a page came through with colored lines, your color cartridge is working properly.

    If one of the cartridges is causing the problem, you will need to replace that cartridge. If it is a new cartridge, please exchange it at the point of purchase, or contact our Technical Support Centre.

    IF u have problems u can use this link:
    http://support.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/knowledgebase.cgi

    Mar 15, 2008 | Lexmark X1240 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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    Lexmark z53


    You will need to do the following diagnostic tests to determine the exact cause of the error: · Remove the ink cartridges · Perform the self test (test B below) · Test the ink cartridges A. To remove the ink cartridges: Switch the printer on by pressing the green button. Open the front cover of the printer. The cartridge carrier should move to the center of the opening. Remove both cartridges. If the carrier does not move to the center of the opening, you will need to remove the cartridges by hand. Turn the printer off and remove the power supply cable (the small circular one) from the back of the printer. Open the front cover of the printer. Inside the printer, locate the silver metal carrier bar on which the print carriage slides. Locate the black rubber carrier belt above the carrier bar. This belt has tracks on its inner portion. Grab the top portion of the belt and move it toward the right. As you move this, the ink cartridge carrier will move to the left. Continue to move the belt until the carrier is in the center of the opening. Now pull both cartridges out. B. To perform the self-test: Disconnect both the power cable and the USB or parallel cable. After one minute has passed, plug the power supply cable (the small black circular one) back in. (This step is necessary to reset the printer.) Turn the printer off by pressing the green power button. Hold down the grey paper feed button. Turn the printer on by pressing the green button. After the printer begins to feed paper, release the grey button. Once the paper exits the printer, press the green button to turn the printer off. If the power light blinks twelve times while no cartridges are installed, there is a problem with the printer. If this is a new purchase, you can also exchange the printer at the point of purchase. If the paper went through the printer as if printing was occurring, you will need to do some more testing. Continue as instructed below. C. To test the ink cartridges: Open the front cover and insert only the black ink cartridge. Make sure that you push it back until it snaps into place. Close the front cover. If the light flashes twelve times, there may be a defect in the black cartridge. If not, proceed to the next step. Turn the printer off using the green power button. Hold down the grey paper-feed button. Turn the printer on using the green button. After the printer begins to feed paper, release the grey button. Once the paper exits the printer, press the green button to turn the printer off. If the light flashes twelve times, there may be a defect in the black cartridge. If a page came through with a black line, your black cartridge is working properly. Now you need to take the black cartridge out and perform the same steps with the color cartridge. If the light flashes twelve times, there may be a defect in the color cartridge. If a page came through with colored lines, your color cartridge is working properly. If one of the cartridges is causing the problem, you will need to replace that cartridge. If it is a new cartridge, please exchange it at the point of purchase. Good luck

    Aug 30, 2007 | Lexmark Z53 Color InkJet Printer

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