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My canon lbp5000 has a full paper tray but will not print anything because it says it's out of paper. this has happened numerous times. it will do this for a while and then suddenly work.

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  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    I have same problem with my WinXP

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    Exactly the same problem as described by hokey_cokey. The description of the issue fits my Canon LBP5000 perfectly.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    Same here. You can almost always fix it by pasting the text into a new document and changing the formatting of the starting words/table, etc.; but so far I haven't worked out what makes the difference. Drives me crazy.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    exactly the same problem here too. Only 2 months old.

  • tom_mark99 Feb 25, 2009

    Me too

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    Same for me

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    exactly the same problem. Very frustrating

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    same thing happened over and over and over, I'm getting really fed up with this nonsense.



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Try to set paper size from A4 (if you use it) to free.

This work for me :-)

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Make sure the printer is defaulted to use the tray, I found it kept trying to get paper from the manual feed slot at the front.

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Hey! I´ve had the same prob until I discovered that I have to make sure " Format For " and " Page Setup " in the printer-dialogue ( for any program... ) has to be correct. Since I´ve only printed on A4, I got to have " Format For " set to " LBP5000 " and " Paper Size " set to " A4 ". Sometimes by default " Format For " , is set to " Any printer " and " Paper Size " is set to " U.S. Letter " and that will render the " Out Of Paper "-msg. Hope it´ll work for you! Orneredarn - Sthlm / Swe

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Most likely going to be an issue with the paper tray sensor. I can't think of any home remedies. You may want to have it serviced.

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