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The Paper light keeps flashing when theres paper in the printer

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  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    Paper light flashing, status light is red, paper in tray, will not print

  • printprobs Oct 26, 2008

    The printer seems to be having trouble recognizing there is paper in the tray.  Yep, I have paper in the tray and have thouroghly checked for paper jams, including the fuser tray.  The status light is red and the paper light is blinking yellow. I can get the printer to print directly, but not from the pc.  Here is the sequence I am doing:  I'm resetting the machine by disconnecting usb from printer.  Turn off machine,, turn back on while holding the go button.  After the amber status light goes out I hit the go button eight times.  The machine rollers come on, go off. Then I hit the go button 3x and the print settings pages print. Yeah!  I then reconnect printer to pc , go to printer properties and hit print a test page.  The status light turns red and the paper light blinks.  No test page prints. Boo!  How can this be fixed?  

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    And I can't get it to clear

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    Neither of these solutions worked for me. Please help!

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    .. saying out of paper and there is paper in there ..

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A few things could be happening here.

1. Clear the print queue, and if there are jobs that won't delete, reboot the computer.
2. Now clear the jobs on the printer (cancel job button) until the status light turns green.
3. Put a piece of paper in the manual feed tray on the front.
4. Print a test page.
If the test page prints to the paper in the manual feed tray, then it is set as the default tray. Go into the printer settings and change it to "auto" or tray 1. If the test page prints to tray 1, but the original document you tried to print (when it got stuck) still won't print, cancel the job. Now, again, put paper in the manual feed tray. Try to print the document again and if it pulls from there, go into page setup of your document and change the setting from "manual" to "auto" or tray 1. Clear the job again (if it's stuck) and you should be able to print again. Hope this helps. This is one of the most common solutions - it happens a lot, especially with documents that are emailed from other people and once they get stuck in the queue, nothing will print (except the test pages directly from the printer, like you describe).

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Help please. can't print: paper light flashing even though there is paper in printer

To fix the NON EXISTANT paper jam:

Status light is on, paper light is on - you can hear the paper feed trying to "grab" the paper, but it can't,  and status light goes Red.

Take out paper tray

Reset the blue paper holders, move them tight against the paper so the paper is snug against all blue barriers. Cause: Somehow the blue paper holders got dislodged and the paper is not snug so the feeder is trying to grab paper that  is slightly out of reach.

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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SOURCE: 3900 series printer

Same with mine and when I try to look for more jammed paper, there is none. I have wasted an hour messing with it and I tried to call HP and they want $65 to talk to me because my warranty is out of date. Someone, please help us!

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

jwildish
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SOURCE: paper light flashes red...

I found just doing this one simple thing sorted the problem.

First take off the front cover. Pull the tabs on the side. Pull out the big toner and cartridge. Do you see the blue tab on the top shaped like an arrow/triangle? Slide the tab from right to left - reinsert toner close door.
Hope it works for you

JPW

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Paper light keeps blinking red

Pull out the drum. There is a blue button on it - if you pull it out and look straight down at it, it should be on the right hand side towards the printer. Slide the blue button back and forth, left to right, 20 times or so. Make sure to position it back to the right side all the way when done and put it back in. It should fix it. It is some kind of wire that is dirty with paper dust, etc. Brother told me to do that very thing when mine was having the same problem. Now, if that doesn't work, I also use the dust remover canned air and spray inside where the drum fits.

Hope it helps.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Flashing red light - no paper jam

I had this problem and couldn't figure out until I opened the front, pulled out the toner cartridge and found a paper jam.  Removed it and now I have the green light.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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SOURCE: paper light keeps flashing. no paper jam and there

Here are the led codes. Have you tried pressing the go button, and holding it down for a few seconds to reset the memory. Then press it again and see if the paper light is out.
Check also to make sure the paper setting in tray 1 is not set to undefined, but specifies your paper size. (Printer properties>Tray settings)
Then pull the tray all the way out, and look above where the paper sits for a little lever that hangs down to sense the paper. Make sure it's moving freely and not broken. Also check that there's no paper jammed in the back of the printer somewhere....

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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