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Paper feed problem.

Paper wont feed into printer, pressure on paper from feed roller assembly is non-existant. If roller feed assembly is manually pressed onto paper, paper will feed. Getting the case apart to gain access is a problem as well how is that achieved? have managed to get small rear cover but can only see 2 screws on top of machine take it these will allow case to be split.

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  • ElDavo Mar 01, 2008

    I have exactly the same symptoms with my Lexmark p6250. There's no obnvious way in to the machine to check out whether the roller spring has become disconnected or broken. :-(

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I have just removed the panel where the power and USB cable lock into. It's a case of 1 screww from the rear and 2 catchs underneath the printer. From there you should be able to see the mechanism for the roller, a set of small white cogs. below that you should be able to see a very small spring which is acting as the pressure. Mine was still attached but as you say was pulling no pressure on the roller what so ever.

Solution:
Find yourself a large-ish rubber band and slip the band over the whole mechansim. Best way is through the paper feed slot, slip it over the roller and then move it through to the area where you removed the panel. Position the rubber band as far down the cogs as possible, don't worry the cog casing prevents the band interfearing with the cogs. Now pull the band reasonably tight and with the other hand test the pressure of the roller. Adjust till you feel OK with it. Now put the panel back in with the end of the rubber band trapped and poking out from the panel behind the printer, holding it in place. Redo the screw and give it a try.

My first attempt found it a bit too restrictive and feeded to sheets at a time but adjusted it once and its back to normal. I know its a bodge but its a cheap one and it uses a rubber band, just how I fixed my Punto's windscreen wiper, £120 part or a rubber band once a month... Mmmm...

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Feed the paper manually into the printer:
Place a sheet of plain A4 paper in the paper feed tray.
Move the paper support on the left-hand side to the left end of the paper.
Press the paper feed button.
If the paper does not feed, continue with step 2.

Check for any obstructions in the paper feed path:
Disconnect the cables from the back of the printer.
Open the front of the printer and check for anything that may be blocking the paper path.
Close the front lid and remove any paper from the paper feed tray.
Holding the printer in both hands, turn it upside down to see if anything falls out of the paper feed area. (Sometimes objects such as pens, paper clips and so on can fall into the paper feed area and cause blockages.)

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

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I followed Ajkill's advice. After repeatedly cleaning the rollers with no clear-up of the problem(I had exactly the same problem), I read his solution, pulled out the cords and turned my printer over. A 3/4- inch screw fell out. Then my printer, with its shiny clean rollers, worked like a dream. Thanks a million!

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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