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Randomly printer stops printing - need switch off and on to restart printing

Printer randomly stops printing after one or more printing. The printer message shows "error printing" and I can restart only switching off and on the printer.

Windows XP Pro

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Sounds like you are just beginning to have problems with the paper feeding. Try cleaning the roller or applying rubber cement per my other post on the paper feed topic.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

  • lbecque Nov 13, 2008

    Here is the text from the other post:

    I have had the same problem with paper not picking up for some time and
    just discovered a much easier solution than taking the printer apart to
    replace the roller!!

    In the past I had cleaned the pickup
    roller with alcohol but found that to only work for a few days. The
    roller has two high spots on it so you have to turn the printer off
    several times while it is rotating to various positions to make sure
    you clean both of the high spots which pick up the paper.

    The
    permanent solution is to lightly coat these worn sections of the roller
    with rubber cement (aka paper cement, it dries rubbery and sticky and
    usually comes with a brush in the cap of the jar). Rubber cement is old
    fashioned stuff you used to find in office stores but not so much
    anymore, I had to go to a craft store to find some. I tried the newer
    paper glues that come in a stick but these dry to a slippery surface
    and don't work, you need the old fashioned rubbery stuff.

    Problem solved. Much easier than taking the whole printer apart too.

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