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Paper won't feed!! I have a R1800 and a windows 7 64 bit machine. On and off I've had a problem with the paper not feeding properly. I have tried cleaning the rubber roller thing inside, and that used to work, or repositioning the paper, etc. Now it just won't. I can print cds. When I try to print normally, I get a message saying media out or not loaded correctly. Anyone got any ideas?? I've got latest driver and tried both from US site and EU site. Driver installed on virtual usb port. 64 bit version. Not sure what else to try. Anyone?

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  • pixie67 Aug 19, 2010

    Any tips on anything i could try before sending it for repair?

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If the problem is with the rollers and gears, you must replace them, otherwise it'll not be able to pull up the paper. But if there's another mechanical issue like paper sensor, then you can try this, push thicker paper (like photo paper or chart paper) deep into the feeder several times and try again. Sometimes, this happens when paper sensor is displaced and it can be fixed with this trick.

If it doesn't help, then the only solution is you need to inspect the rollers, gears and the paper sensor. And it's not possible without taking it apart.

I wish you best of luck.

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Hello,

It sounds like tolerances inside the printer have changed (quite a bit!), and the rollers / wheels are not able to grab the paper anyway. Try using both thinner and thicker paper (different weight / bond) to see if paper weight makes a difference.

Otherwise, the rollers / wheels may have reached end of life and will need to be replaced.

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