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THE PRINTER WONT WORK IT JUST KEEPS SAYING NO PAPER FED WHEN PAPER IS FED

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First of all, check that the paper size setting is correct in the printer and in your software. Sometimes the printer tries to tell you not that "there is no paper" but that "there is no PROPER paper", e.g., you send a B5 printing job when the printer has A4 paper in it.

If this is not the case, we have to assume the problem is hardware.

Take out the paper and look where the paper should go. Insert a single sheet and look along it for help. You should see a small plastic leg dangling down from the left upper hand side of the paper feed slot. That's the paper out sensor.

If you can't see it, it could be broken - in that case the printer will never see the paper you put in. Or it could have stuck in the forward direction (it can happen if somebody overfeeds the printer or tries "snatching" the paper when it's half captured by the rubber roller). If this is the case, GENTLY rapping on it may dislodge it and send it dangling properly on the paper path.

If you can see it, and it dangles properly - it's not skewed or bent and does not appear damaged - try blowing along it with a compressed air can. Sometimes a bit of paper dust can lodge in the optoelectronic "window" and blinds the sensor.

All other likely damages, unfortunately, aren't easily repairable except by a skilled technician with the appropriate spare part.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: The printer keeps saying No paper fed.

the paper sensor is dirty or something is blocking it

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Paper jam/no paper fed

make sure the photo paper is in glossy side face down,
set the paper type to photo.

If it keeps jamming it's because the paper feed is probably dirty and not taking the paper properly

Posted on Mar 24, 2010

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SOURCE: ip5000 printer worked perfectly but now comes up

Remove your printer from the PC and uninstall the printer software. Now reinstall the printer software and connect the Printer to be detected and installed. Check printer properties to see the ink levels.
Use head cleaning before a test is taken .
Hope this will help or else you mother board has errrors.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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