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Ricoh Aficio 1515

Paper tray is full but load paper tray light is on

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  • Gushdv Jan 24, 2008

    My printer is Ricoh Aficio 1515. The problem
    I am having is that I broke a flimsy plastic part that makes contact with the paper in the paper tray. The function of this piece is to detect whether there is paper in
    the tray or not. Since it is broken, the printer is showing "out of paper" even though the tray is full with paper. as a result, the printer does not print. Other than replacing this broken part, how do I permanently disale the function of this part? Since it seems so unnecessary.



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Do you really want to bypass this mechanism?

I don't think it is a good idea but if you wish I will investigate exact position of the photocell that the printer uses in conjuction with the paper detect sensor to know when paper is present, but before I do I need to get you to understand theconserqenis.

When the paper is out, the machine will not know and will seek to feed ie drives feed rollers, now there will be no paper to slip, in fact the rubber feed rollers will try to feed the base of the paper tray, you are likely to bust a gear, or at least wear the rollers out
due to friction from feed rollers on paper cassette.

Do you understand....

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    Soulvisitor Jan 24, 2008

    If you can ensure it never ever runs out of paper then you will not have a problem, but if it does........ it is not good on feed mech.

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    Soulvisitor Jan 24, 2008

    Please confirm that you are speaking of the standard 250 sheet tray "A" that pulls from the front of this machine because on some models they also have the 350 sheet tray fitted "B", there is also a manual feed tray that one can use for up to 100 sheets on the right side "c", you could use that as well if you have a broken lower cassette paper detect lever.

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    Soulvisitor Jan 24, 2008

    I take it that this is the part that is broken

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    Soulvisitor Jan 24, 2008


    Open right side cover locate paper detect switch remanent in centre use pic above as a reference, switch if it has a bit left on it of the arm then fix it in up position.

    Better off going to a ricoh print dealer in your area and ordering switch and replacing it.

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    Soulvisitor Jan 24, 2008

    I think This is the part? LINK

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    Soulvisitor Jan 24, 2008

    or does yours look like this (well did)


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Is thera paper jam sensor wigle paper in and out unplug unit from wall 2 min ten back in hit sensor with paper hit reset on unit

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