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Paper not feeding in

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?

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Re: Paper not feeding in

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.

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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

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