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Printer says "No Paper" when there is paper in the tray

After looking at this for awhile, I am fairly certain that the problem lies in the mechanism which lifts up the paper in the paper tray. The gear system on the paper tray appears to function ok, so I believe it is the corresponding gear on the printer frame that is not functioning correctly. This gear is easy to move by hand and does not give resistance as if it were connected to a motor.

Has anyone seen this issue before? And if so, is there a way to fix it?

By manually lifting up the paper in the tray by placing a ball of paper under the lift gear I can make the printer feed correctly, but this is not a real solution... And yes, I have checked the rear stop clearance as well.

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SOURCE: Paper tray not lifting the paper up for the initial paper feeder

most common problem on these is the rear paper stop pressing too hard against the rear of paper causing paper not to lift. make sure you have about an 1/8" gap.

good luck,
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Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother mfc 420cn must lift cover then close to print

Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came withthe printer. When the software program asks you to connect theprinter to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
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Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: MFC886DN will not pick up the paper in the lower tray.

first, most common problem is the rear stopper in the cassette is pressed too tightly against rear of paper. leave 1/8" gap between stopper and rear of paper. if that doesn't help, pull cassette out and locate gear on left side of cassette bay and make sure it is not dislodged.

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Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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SOURCE: MFC has a clicking sound when lifting paper then

Hello,
try to clear paper feed rolers...remove paper tray, look for rubber, clean it whit wet cloth or alcohol or just repleace rollers whit new ones
Good luck!

Posted on Dec 14, 2010

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SOURCE: MFC-210C, keeps saying " NO Cartridge" lift

This unit has issues with the ink detect sensors. Have you tried a brand new cartridge? Other wise you may need a technician to solve the issue directly.

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