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Paper Out or Not Loaded Correctly (E-03) - BUT have paper in it!

I am having problems with my printer telling me I'm out of paper, but I'm not. It seemed to start with the feeder grabbing multiple pages, then a few minutes later stopped grabbing any paper at all.  Wondering if something has gone out of alignment or something, but not sure how to proceed.  I have tried using less paper, slightly more paper, holding the paper as it tries to feed...but nothing is working.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi, please check if there is any foreign objects that was stuck when it try to grabs mulitple pages. Then power cycle your printer. Make sure also that the left edge guide or platen lever is seated correctly as the paper is loaded perfectly in the feeder and try printing. If issue still present it only means that the sensor that responsible in grabing papers in the paper feeding section is damage or the mechanism that holds the paper was get damage when the printer feed multiple paper at the same time. You may need to call the printer manufacturer and ask for service.


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Try to clean your roller first and see if it works. Also check for loose gear or jams while at it. If nothing improved, you might need to check it with a technician or visit here for more troubleshooting basics.

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