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Paper won't feed

When printing, the paper is not being drawn through the machine. I have made sure that the paper is not chewed up at the ends to begin with!

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I turned the printer upside down, shook it and tapped the bottom and wehey.......problem sorted!!

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I turned the printer upside down, shook it and tapped the bottom and wehey.......problem sorted!!


WOW, 7 years on and this just worked for me!! Thank you rhoda_uk66!! I've been trying to fix it for weeks - sad, but I love this printer so much - it's photo quality is amazing even compared to modern printers.

This is my 3rd Epson R300, my previous 2 died with user serviceable parts message (usually the felt pad collecting waste ink is flooded, and is not replaceable) on this one I bypassed it by pulling out the waste pipe and inserting it into an external container - make sure it has a lid (with 2 small holes in the top) and insert it into the side through a pushed out hole and secure with tape - anyway I digress, I took it outside (disconnecting my home made waste container) and gave it a good spanking upside down, hey presto, it worked!!!

I'm so sad I was even considering buying the only new one I could find for £120 - now that would have been mad!

Thanks again rhoda!

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