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Error messages that aren't true

I am constantly getting an error message that there is no paper in the paper tray. I pull the tray out and push it back in and then it prints.

I am also constantly getting error messages that paper is jammed. Again, I pull the bottom tray out and push it back in and all is well (until the next print job)

Last - my color cartridges run out of ink even though I rarely use them. This last round, I used color on 2 pages and the ink cartridges are recording as nearly empty

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Could be many things but mainly depends on the age of the machine. sounds to me like your paper problem especially the part about ghost jamming could all be down to the tyres that pick the paper up being worn out. a temperary measure is just to wipe them with a damp cloth to remove any paper dust in whatever grip there is, as for the colour cartridges make sure your settings aren't using the colour to make black as some machines do this. my suggestion is to get in a professional to give it a service unless its cost effective to buy an new one.

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