When I send documents to print the printer tries to take the top sheet of paper, makes a noise as it attempts to pick up but it fails to grab it. I have to push the paper in to get it started and it may take half a dozen goes! Any ideas?
1.try to use some good quality paper 2. if there is any abnormal noise then inspect the hole gear assymbly(may be some gears tooth broke) 3.try some alcohol on rubber roller to cleane it. 4.inspect the back cover.
I too have a problem with 3550 desk jet. My printer most of the times not sending my papers in a good form, it is either tored or hanged. If sent properly the printing either missed or lines merged or gapping abnormally. Pl tell me a way out to my email ID firstname.lastname@example.org
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Make sure you inserting the paper not deep inside just insert and stop it when you feel any resistance .and try to print something. If it is print then well otherwise you have to show it service center.
Try the following: take an A4 sheet of paper and glue a 2 - inch strip of sanding paper onto the top of the sheet (full width of the page). sanding paper should be about 120 grain.
Now feed the page with the sand paper first (rough surface on top) into the paper inlet. grab and hold the paper, then press paper feed or send a print job. The printer tries to feed you special sheet, but you won't let go. This will sand off the gunk from you feed rollers and give a bit of rough surface to the rubber. Repeat if needed, it should cure the problem.
This works if the problem is the roller surface, it will not fix a problem with misalignment or a missing/broken spring in the feed roller mechanism.
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the gears of the printer r worn out and they have hanve lost their allignment settings so this problem.either replace the gears.or the other solution.do not insert the paper in the tray ,keep it little bit outside and hold the end of the paper in hand when you will give a printout the printer will make a noise of picking the paper at that time just push the paper inside and then it will print properly.
This could be a mis-match of paper sizes. Example, computer could be sending an A4 page to the printer. The paper size in the could be set to Letter. Ensure the 4 paper sizes match, in the computer - the document and printer driver; in the printer (change in control panel) and paper tray (adjust the physical side and length).
If the paper is lodged too far into the printer and can't be removed:
Press the power button to turn the printer off.
Pull firmly on the paper to remove it. If you can't reach the
paper because it is too far in, raise the front cover and remove the
paper from the front of the printer.
Close the front cover.
Press the power button to turn the printer back on.
Resend your document to print.
The paper is a recommended paper for inkjet printers.
You do not force the paper down into the printer when you load
it. For example, if you are loading letter or A4 size paper, the top
edge of the paper should extend above the top of the sheet feeder.
The printer is on a flat, level surface.
The left paper guide is against the side of the paper.
You do not load too much paper in the sheet feeder. Depending
on the thickness of your paper, the sheet feeder can hold up to 100
sheets of paper.
The left paper guide does not cause the paper to bend in the sheet feeder.
Your printer feeds regular paper as expected. If regular paper
feeds without causing problems, load the envelopes vertically against
the right side of the sheet feeder. Make sure the paper guide is
against the side of the envelopes.
Envelopes or the appropriate specialty papers are selected in the printer driver.
You are using a paper or envelope size supported by your printer.
Important: Your application may not be designed to print envelopes. For help, consult the documentation that accompanied your application.
There is probably a paper jam in the tray feed path. The other situation is that the tray paper pick up roller has become hardened/polished, or the paper tray paper is greasy. First step, take the paper from the tray, and fan it out, so each sheet is separated from the next. try it with jut a dozen or so sheets, change the paper.
Is this a top feed - that is paper loaded on top at the back
bottom feed from a tray underneath?
Top feed take one sheet of paper and gently push it down whilst the printer is trying to grab it.
Tray feed - take tray out make sure no paper fragments are in the tracks and find a nail board and gently abrade the pick up rollers.