Newly installed printer, working ok for 2 weeks, today, send a print task, makes all the right noises as if carrying out the task, rollers clicking etc
but then comes up with error message 'out of paper' though it isn't
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Re: OUT OF PAPER
The printer will attempt to pull in a sheet of paper out of the tray. If none is pulled, this is noted because a microswitch is not closed by the paper sheet as it goes by. This is the cause of the message. Check to be sure that the rubber roller that grips the paper initially is clean. I'll leave further comments to Benimur our local printer expert.
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to find the task list for the printer go to the control panel of the computer , go printers and faxes, right click on printer, right click on properties and the print list will come up
highlight and delete and tasks that are holding up the printer
you may also find a compatibility tab there so check that the printer is compatible to the pc
Did you install the driver for the printer from the disc supplied with the printer
You may have to install the fax into the pc as well
however there is a fax operation in the pc where you make up a document , put it in a folder and right click the folder and send to fax , e-mail recipient etc
the user manual with the printer will explain most operations
try to set the proper size for the paper in the printer. press [Additional Functions] button (right of the LED display) navigate to Common Settings use [<-] and [+>] buttons to navigate to Select Paper Type and press and press OK Confirm that Cassette 1 i selected (or Cassette 2 if you have optional installed) and Set the paper type next navigate to Reg. Paper Size, press OK, confirm again the cassette (1 or 2) and using the arrow buttons, set the paper size (should be LTR if you using LTR)
Make sure to follow these steps:
1. load the appropriate type of paper into the All-In-One. Place the paper against the right side of the paper support with the print side facing you. Make sure you select the paper size for your document.
2. Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left edge of the paper.
3. Make sure the All-In-One is turned on.
4. Click File -> Print.
5. From Print dialog box, click Properties, Preferences, Options, or Setup (depending on the program).
6. From the Paper Setup tab, select the paper type, paper size, and orientation.
7. Once you have applied all the settings you want in Print Properties, click OK at the bottom of the screen to return to the Print dialog box.
8. Click Print to complete your task.
I have this printer and when this did it to me like its doing to you the FEEDER had to be replaced. Now you might want to see if all the rollers are rolling and nothing is in the paper path. Also check you paper weight and size and adjust accordenly. A new feeder is like $27 bucks and you would have to go 3rd party to get it. I got mine from a USED lexmark someone was saling off ebay for my fix.
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No need to change the print head. Just carry out all the maintenance tasks with the new cartridge. Make sure that you remove the thin plastic film from the ink pad.
All you have to do is to click on printer/faxes in control.
Click on properties in the drop down menu.
Click on the maintenance and carry out each task i.e. print head cleaning, alignment, nozzles cleaning etc.
Have you tried a cleaning cycle? If not, try one. Now run a nozzle check using the status monitor (right click the little printer icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and select nozzle check). Is there any sign of ink on the paper. Try up to three cleaning cycles. If ink is now flowing, but not yet perfectly, don't carry out any more cleaning cycles. Just leave the printer for 24 hours (to allow any air in the print head to disperse). Then repeat the cleaning cycle/wait process. It may take a while to restore a perfect nozzle check print. If these actions produce no positive results, report back.
Actionguy describes a solution where you:
hit menu then # to get into service mode, scrolled to CLEAR, hit set, scroll to ALL and hit set again
You can also clear the printer's memory of the task that's causing the problem by pressing on the 'eye' button that gives the list of print/copy/fax tasks. press OK to select what kind of task you have, then choose your task to delete it. Finally press OK and Yes (minus) to clear it.
Then, you can unplug the printer briefly to clear the error and it will start without the bad job and the error message.
the problem is with the software of your printer.. here's what you should do.. install back your printer, and then turn on your computer.. press ctrl + shift + escape.. this will open the task manager.. on the task manager, look for spool.exe and end its process... afterwards, try to reboot your computer.. i just hope this will work.. and please don't disassemble your printer again.... if this won't work, send your printer back to the manufacturer and they will have it fixed for you.. ok?