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Paper tray problems

The printer doesn't pick up the paper from the feed tray. I have to manually place the paper on that outer slot for the paper feed and print.

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  • kirbear2 Dec 01, 2008

    I have the same problem but my paper wont even go through the manual feed.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    I have the same problem, it will not pick up the paper in the feed tray. It will go through the manual feed but when I want to print 50 copies of something that becomes very frustrating. I looked in the instructions on how to load the paper like this solution suggests and I was doing everything right and still does not work.

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If you take your paper tray out and remove your drum unit, out the machine on its bum, so to speak, and it should sit nicely. If u look at the belly of the machine there should be a little grey roller just at the top, if you get some soapy water on an old rag and give it a wipe. Then if you look at the paper tray there is a grey pad give that a wipe as well and then wipe off all the excess water and try to feed from it again.
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Re-Read the install data that came with the printer as to filling and inserting the paper tray

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1. Slide the paper guides to fit the paper size.
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Note: When you put paper in the manual feed slot, please remember the following:
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