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Paper will not feed

I can't get the paper to feed through when I start a print job. Then I get the error message that the printer is out of paper. It seems like the feed wheel that rides on the paper stack is not turning. Any ideas?


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Re: paper will not feed

My OfficeJet Pro K550 makes sounds like it is getting ready to pick-up the Paper but sounds stops and Printer goes back into the ready mode without printing.

Will you please give me some pointers????

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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Re: paper will not feed

I am having the same issue rite now. . the only solution is to Upgrade its firmware per HP. but i cant seem to find a English version.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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