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Paper feeder won't follow through

When I try to print on my lexmark x73 printer, the paper will pull down into the feeder and stop half way. Then the green light onthe left will blink continuously. What should I do to get the paper to continue to feed through the printer.

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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    my paper is getting stuck in my X73 Lexmark..I see how to fix it...but how do you get the printer disassembled??

    Thank you...


  • Lynn1947 May 02, 2008

    I have had my printer for many years and it too jams half way???????? How do I fix it and can I get it apart? Linda Michigan

  • Mr JW May 07, 2008

    My paper goes about halfway down and then stops. I have tried "force" pulling a sheet through to unjam it, but it isn't jammed. I also tried feeding it a thicker sheet of paper. Next, I will try the solution offered below and disassemble it. If that works, great. Otherwise, I'll just have to buy a new printer. However, we've had this one several years and find it is easy enough for my 87 yo dad to use.

  • peady5 May 16, 2008

    paper is not catching through feeder

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    My paper isn't catching either. My lexmark X73 won't scan either. I just got it from my uncle a few days ago and it worked great until today. The green light just keeps blinking. Help!

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    Where is a good place to order a new gear for my printer?

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    scanner works but paper stops half way

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    Paper keeps jamming and will not feed on my Lexmark X73. Also, what are the specs for this printer. And, how do you open up the printer to try and fix it.



    Thanks.



    Dot from New York



    doripach@optonline.net

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I found olasNick's comments very worthwhile. I was also having a paper feed problem and carefully disabled my LEX73 and now clearly understand the comments regarding prying it apart. There are plastic clips that hold all of the plastic together, by gently prying and pushing the clips at the same time I was able to get it apart without breaking any plastic. Once inside the problem was obvious, a broken gear on the roller assembly. I guess I could order a new gear from LEX but at this point, I think I'll take it a sign to retire this old workhorse. I think I got this printer about 10 years ago and can't imagine how many reams of paper have gone through this printer. It doesn't owe me anything.

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The feeder mechanism has so to speak come undone and the printer needs taking aprt and putting back together with the feeder and the cogs interacting with eachother. Ther is a small metal clip lick tensioner to keep it in contact with the cogs, if the clip has come off it just needs securing back in place.paper feeder won't follow through - b8ec9a2.jpg

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    ben dobson Apr 28, 2008

    To get the printer apart from what I remember as I've trashed the printer now there are a few screws and when those are removed you have to prise the plastic apart forcibly and pull out the flat cable leading to the scanner.
    But to be honest these printers are so flimsily put together it's very easy to break when taking apart and you may be better off getting an all in one that's better made.

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