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Replace the paper out switch.

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My printer is printing very slow

Are you printing images or text? Your printer, what you are printing, and the paper you are using may each contribute to this effect. Try the following instructions and see if you can change the print quality and paper type to something that prints more quickly.
To select a print speed or quality
  1. Make sure you have paper loaded in the input tray.
  2. On the File menu in your software application, click Print.
  3. Make sure the HP All-in-One is the selected printer.
  4. Click the button that opens the Properties dialog box.
  5. Depending on your software application, this button might be called Properties, Options, Printer Setup, Printer, or Preferences.
  6. Click the Features tab.
  7. In the Print Quality drop-down list, select the appropriate quality setting for your project.
  8. NOTE: To view the maximum dpi that the HP All-in-One will print, click Resolution.
  9. In the Paper Type drop-down list, select the type of paper that you have loaded.

Dec 10, 2012 | HP Deskjet F4180 All In One Inkjet Printer...

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Samsung 1710 stops before printing

to fix the problem you have to press the plate that the paper sits on down until it clicks into place once you do that it should work fine.

Oct 29, 2007 | Samsung ML 1710 Laser Printer

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The "add paper light" is on even though the paper

The light means that the printer is out of media, or the media did not feed properly

What you can do

-Load media into tray and press Continue button to resume printing.

-Check that the media is loaded correctly in tray

-Press Cancel button to cancel the print job.

Jun 29, 2011 | Lexmark E232 Laser Printer

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Says needs to add paper but is full of paper

Hi claire fonte,

1- You might have the paper tray full, but be printing from a manual bypass, So Double check the paper setting.

2-If paper setting is correct then
probably you have to check the paper settings if your printer paper sets for legal and you have loaded some A4 SIZE in that case it will seek the balance size by asking you to load the paper .

if u can do the above you will not face this problem.

IF you got answer dont forget to rate me.
thanks claire

Mar 28, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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Power went off when I tried to print

Would be helpful to know which operating system you are using and whether there where any warning light flashing. For starters review the following solutions.
Printer Does Not Start or Stops During Print Jobs

Inner Cover was open when you started printing.

Close the Inner Cover and press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer. The printer resumes printing.

Inner Cover was opened while printing is in progress.

Close the Inner Cover and press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer.

A page of print data being sent at the time of the error will be erased, so print that page again.

The printer has been printing continuously over a long period.

If the printer has been printing continuously for a long time, the Print Head may overheat. To protect the Print Head, the printer may stop printing at a line break for a period of time and then resume printing.

In this case, interrupt your print session at a convenient time and turn the printer off for at least 15 minutes.

Additionally, if the printer has been printing graphics or photos with intense colors continuously over a period of time, the printer may stop printing to protect the Print Head. In this case, printing will not resume automatically. Turn the printer off for at least 15 minutes.

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The Print Head and the surrounding area can become extremely hot inside the printer. Never touch the Print Head or nearby components.

Out of paper.

Make sure that paper is loaded in the selected paper source.

Reload paper if no paper is found in the selected paper source (Auto Sheet Feeder or the Cassette).

If the same paper is loaded in the other paper source, you can switch the paper source with the Paper Feed Switch or the printer driver to continue printing.

If both paper sources have run out of paper, confirm the selected paper source and load paper there.

Printing documents with plenty of photographs or illustrations.

When the POWER lamp is flashing green, the printer or the computer is processing data. Printing large data such as photos or graphics takes time for the printer and the computer to process, during which the printer may appear to have stopped operating.

In addition, when printing data that uses a large amount of ink continuously on plain paper, the printer may pause temporarily. In either case, wait until the process is complete.

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If you are printing a document with a large printing area or printing multiple copies of a document, printing may pause to allow the ink to dry.

Dec 08, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP4300 InkJet Photo Printer

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Says paper jam and there isnt!

It is possible that even though there are no full sheets of paper jamming the printer that some torn bits have been left behind. You need to make sure that cleaning is complete.

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Preventing paper jams The following recommendations can help prevent recurring paper jams in your HP product.
  • Before loading paper in the tray, hold the stack of paper, and then tap the bottom edge on a flat surface so that the stack is even on all sides.
  • Make sure that the length and width adjusters on the tray are correctly positioned, and then push the stack of paper forward until it stops in the tray. CAUTION: Do not force the paper to move too far forward in the tray.
  • Do not overload the tray with paper.
  • Only add paper to the tray when the product is not printing.
  • Make sure the HP product supports the paper type. See the documentation that came with the HP product for more information.
  • Do not print on paper with paper clips or staples attached.
  • Do not use paper that is bent, torn, dusty, damp, wrinkled, curled, or paper that does not lie flat.
  • Use only one type of paper at a time. Do not mix different types, weights, or sizes of paper.
  • Do not use paper that is too thin, too thick, or too glossy for the product.
Cause The following factors can cause paper jams:
  • Paper loaded incorrectly in the paper tray.
  • Damaged or dirty paper rollers.
  • Torn, wrinkled, or damp paper loaded in the paper tray.
  • The rear access door or two-sided printing accessory (duplexer) might not be closed or is not locked into place.
  • Paper was added to a stack already in the tray while the HP product was printing.
  • The tray contains more than one type of paper.
  • The paper is jammed inside the HP product where you cannot see it.
  • An obstruction is blocking the paper path.
  • Torn pieces of paper from a previous jam are stuck in the product.
  • The tray is too full.
  • If printing on an envelope, the edges of the envelope are bent.

I hope thihs is helpful.

Dec 08, 2010 | HP PSC 2355 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Flashing lights on printer

The iP4300 manual says this for 10 flashes "
The size of paper may not be compatible with automatic duplex printing. The sizes of media suitable for auto duplex printing are A4, Letter, A5, and 5" x 7". Make sure that the size of the paper loaded in the printer is correct. Pressing the RESUME/CANCEL button will eject the paper and restart printing from the front side of the next paper. The reverse side of the ejected sheet will not be printed." Hope this helps

Mar 08, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP4300 InkJet Photo Printer

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Paper light is flashing and will not go away even when paper is loaded and printer is powered down / off

I think there's a little part of paper anywhere in the printer, try to find it and remove it.

Jan 09, 2010 | Presto Printing Mailbox Printer for ...

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What cause the printer to pause during the printing operation?

This is normal. The printing stops to let the jets for the ink to balance (not get loaded up with too much ink) so the printing doesn't smear. Also allows time for ink to dry some on the paper so you don't smear it when you handle it.

Sep 18, 2009 | Epson FX 2180 Matrix Printer

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Lexmark P4350


I have a Lexmark and it says that there is "No Loaded Paper" some times and when you click ok it keeps saying it. If the power light is flashing on the printer - try this suggestion.


  1. Press the power button (Which will turn off printer.)
  2. Wait till flashing stops and printer is completely off.
  3. Press the same button which will turn on the printer.
  4. The Printer should automatically go back to printing.
  5. If it does not - Manually try printing by your self.

Dec 04, 2007 | Lexmark P4350 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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