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Won't load paper

Clean the paper feed with alcohol and a paper towel by rubbing and rotating the drum. Wait for it to dry completely then it should grab the paper. Also make sure paper is free from dust. Good luck!

Jan 25, 2013 | Kodak EasyShare Photo Printer 500

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Lexmark 5495. No paper jam. Gears just spin. Won't grab paper. Paper properly in loading position.

Here are some tips on how to use the feeder: - Use paper that is in good condition. - Fan the paper before loading into the feeder to avoid sticking together. - Make sure the paper don't buckle when loading into the feeder. - Avoid overloading.

Aug 11, 2011 | Lexmark X5495 Printer

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Hi, the printer is saying paper jam when there isn't one. it won't scan or copy from the glass and will copy from the paper feed but only 1 copy and then comes up paper jam again. if you turn the...

there are many spring loaded switches within a printer that monitor the location of a sheet of paper, it is possible that one of these switches got stuck and is the cause of your problem. Printers can be quite difficult to work on, so I would recommend taking it to a local repair shop to have it looked at. If the switch is simply stuck it may be a quick and easy repair.

Another thing to look at is to make sure all of the rollers that feed the paper through your printer are moving, if one is stuck it could be giving you the same error.

May 05, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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Our mfc5460 brother printer is giving the error message "print unable 30" and "print unable 50" alternately. WE had a paper jam, removed everything we could see from top and back, and are now stuck. We...

  • Remove the input paper tray and take off the output tray. Remove all loose paper from the input tray.
  • Step 2Pull out the paper support flap and unfold it to its greatest length.
  • Step 3Flip through the stack of paper before inserting it back into the input tray. Place the paper in the tray and adjust the paper guides so they press against the margins of the paper.
  • Step 4Ensure that the stack of paper is below the maximum paper line on the inside of the input tray. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.

  • Aug 09, 2010 | Brother MFC-5460CN All-In-One InkJet...

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    My Epson 1290 (some years old) doesn't grab paper, especially good inkjet paper) properly. It passes straight through, prints on the roller, and/or I get messages saying the paper isn't loaded properly or...

    That could be from the rubber rollers not being able to grip the paper. They get polished or shiney over time with use and age. Then they slip or pull incorrectly and you get your problems. There are other things that can cause this but nothing worth fixing.

    Fixing the rubber rollers is easy. You need some ispropyl rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. Make sure it is isopropyl type as this won;t attack other parts. Simpley wet the paper towel and wipe down the rubber rollers. You will see the rubber go from a dull shine to dull flat rubber. This takes off the buildup on the rubber and lets it grip again. Eventually the rubber will age harden and this trick won;t work but this can give you years more service.

    Apr 20, 2010 | Epson Stylus Photo 1290 InkJet Printer

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    The problem is software rather than mechanical operation. Uninstall the printer driver from the Add/Remove section of the Control Panel. Pull out the USB port and replace it back. This will prompt you pc to install the driver of the newly found hardware. Reinstall the printer driver. Should your printer be observed to have the usual problem, replace both cartridges with a one. "Loading paper" problem feedback is the same prompt as what you get when cartridges are old or refilled with unauthentic ink.

    Feb 03, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1600 Printer

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    Paper won't load. and Stops printing before it can start.

    Try turning the paper around. Some times the corners of the paper get slightly bent and the paper wont load.If turning the paper around does not work, switch your paper. Hope this helps.

    Feb 03, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1600 Printer

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    Print Unable 50 Brother MFC5460 CN

    So dont let me be a withness of murderer:
    There is no paper sicking within the machine! The jam had lifted the encoder strip out of the ph. After you have fixed it simppy stick some very thin scotch tape onto the ph cover to avoid further liftings (that will happen quite often...)

    same issue: (change the viwing size of your browser to enlage the pics)

    Mar 17, 2008 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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