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Printer says 'Unable to detect paper width'

I have a Kodak ESP-3 all in one printer that has forgotten what it's main purpose in life is, and has decided not to print anything. After working perfectly, in the same printing session it brought up an error message 'unable to detect paper width' and now will not print anything no matter what size paper i put in.... please HELP!!!!

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The paper tray has some "fingers" that detect the paper.
Remove the paper and tap the sensors a few times to make sure they are not stuck.
Use lots of mamper, not just one sheet so that there is enough weight to press down on the sensors.
Perhaps it is Earth's gravity that is malfunctioning today :)

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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