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Trouble printing a thicker form

Hi:I am able to print normal forms on my IBM 6400, but when I try to use a thicker form for tax reporting, the printer starts up & stops after a couple of lines & I keep getting an "out of forms" msg. I am not out of forms, I have adjusted the forms thickness lever, I can delete the print job & go to a normal print job & the printer will print fine. I have used these forms before, so I know that is not the problem. ANY ideas?

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I have come accross this problem on a number of sites. It may be the Paper Out sensor. It works by emitting light from one half of the sensor reflectiong it of the paer and picking it up with the other half of the sensor. When no paper is present, the light cannot reflect and hense a paper out error is reported. I have seen this error occur when paper with dark backing ( like that for bank and tax forms ) is used.

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Posted on Mar 06, 2008

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Hi,
I have come accross this problem on a number of sites. It may be the Paper Out sensor. It works by emitting light from one half of the sensor reflectiong it of the paer and picking it up with the other half of the sensor. When no paper is present, the light cannot reflect and hense a paper out error is reported. I have seen this error occur when paper with dark backing ( like that for bank and tax forms ) is used.

Aido

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

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