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Copier says it has no paper but there is paper in the tray

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Most likely there is a dirty or bad sensor, or something is blocking the sensors from working correctly.

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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Can't get it to make copies. I need it to show "letter" size when choosing the size parer...it shows A4.


You may have a piece of paper jammed behind the paper tray? I would take the paper trays out of the copier and look inside to see if there is paper jammed toward the rear of the copier..... There are switch's that till the copier what size paper is in the tray. It can also be a small tab on the back of the paper tray is not adjusted correctly? Good Luck

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Hello pt,
I am 95% sure I know what's up. The paper trays of your copier are easily changed to hold many paper sizes(except the first tray which has the limitation of not beeing able to hold 11x17 {ledger}). Each paper tray has a blue dial at the front right corner of the tray which you can observe if you press the large gray button on the front of the tray you would use to add paper. The tray/cassette will pop out when you press the button. If the paper size on the dial does not match the actual paper size in the tray. If this happens the copier will either jam or turn the image 180 *. This is a common problem for letter (81/2 x 11) as there are 2 settings for that size paper. You could load it either short edge feed (landsape) or long edge feed (portrait). I feel confident that someone has loaded the letter paper in the paper tray one way, but the blue dial at the front right corner of the tray is dialed to tell the copier that the paper is loaded defferently or a different size. When there is a mismatch between what the dial says (what the copier reads and acts on) and the actual oreintation of the paper you will get this problem. There are 2 settings for letter size, and since you have a digital copier, the copier will scan the image, look at the paper sources, and turn the image to try to fit the image to the size it "believes" is in the tray. Just make sure the paper in the tray is truly oriented to match what you have the dial size set to. You will need to look closely (but your eyes are probably better than mine) and make sure you have that you have set the correct 8 1/2 x 11 size. This will fix your problem. Please let "FIXYA " know I helped you. Have agood weekend!!!!!!!!! :-) SPINAL

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Copier will not feed copy paper from tray into copier?


you might have a paice of paper blocking the feed tires,pull your paper tray out and look in the copier whear the tray goes in to see if you have a sheet of paper in their.

Apr 21, 2010 | Sharp AL 1631 Copier

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My copier wont pull the paper from the tray...it has a full load of paper in it but when I go to try and make the copy it won't pick it up and then it flashes "P" like it is out of paper


Have you taking out the paper tray and look inside for a piece of paper jammed behind the paper tray. Also, make sure the paper guides in the paper tray are tight against the paper in the tray & make sure the copier is on a level surface. You may also, need the paper feed rollers or clutch. If you need to make copies, use the by - pass tray on the right side.

Apr 05, 2010 | Sharp AL 1631 Copier

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Paper jam at B2


remove the paper tray or all paper trays that you have.
To remove the a tray first you should pull it towards you the most you can than by pulling towards you and in the same time you should lift it up.So again i will explain the procedure, first when is pulled to the max out of the copier you should lift it up for some 45 degrees and than pull it toward you. When you will remove the paper tray or trays inside of the copier where ware the paper tray on the right side of the inside should have some piece of paper which is stuck there. After you will remove the piece of paper the copier should not jammed the paper in B2.
Also see do the paper in the tray is putted as most close to the right fence of the tray, also see do the right green leveler is also closest to the paper in the tray. If the paper on the left and right side of the upper named fences is loosen than the rubber on the right side of the tray will not be able to pull up the paper in the copier when it will need to do it.

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Describe your Minolta Di3010 Grayscale CopHi I


The error code you are getting is a paper tray lift problem. Open all the paper trays and make sure that you have the correct size paper in each paper tray. Also, make sure the paper guides are tight againest the paper in the trays. Turn the copier OFF then back ON... Wait for the copier to come to ready and one tray at a time reinstall each tray at a time.... The one that cause's the error code to show up is the paper tray with the problem. Once you know what tray is the problem, remove the tray and look inside the copier for a wade of paper jammed behind the tray... If not you may have a bigger problem, then we can help with... Good Luck....

Jun 26, 2009 | Minolta Di3010 Copier

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Copier flashing P when after trying to copy


Make sure that the tray has paper in it and that the copier is using that tray(there should be a light for the tray selected) . If it is set to use the manual bypass tray and there is no paper it will give "P" in display.use tray select button to select tray with paper in it.If trays have paper and still gives "P" try to clean feed rollers ..

Mar 09, 2009 | Sharp AL-1641CS Laser Digital Copier

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Canon Imagerunner 6970


Hello. To start with, you have indicated that you have a "6970" canon copier. I am unaware of the existence of that model and will therefore assume you meant 6570. I mean no disrespect in this clarification if it is indeed appropriate. With that in mind your problem with the copier may be quite easy to solve. Unless you have had a professional field engineer recently service your machine and totally "reprogram" the device which would cause a need for calibrations that are usually unnecessary then here is the most likely cause. You should have a minimum of four paper trays in which tray 1 and 2 are strictly letter size. Trays 3 and 4 are "universal " trays that allow the customer to configure the trays to any size they wish. Depending on the setting of the side guides of the paper tray that hug the paper from the rear and the front and the end guide that snugs against the left side or "trailing" edge of the paper (these are necessary to make sure the paper is secure and does not "float" around in the paper tray) the copier should "recognize " the size of paper it will be feeding. If any of these 3 paper guides are not positioned properly then the copier can and will incorrectly read the paper size in the tray as soon as you shut the tray the copier will then modify the image to fit (or not fit) the original to that paper size .U2 , in brief, is a "custom " size and is rarely appropriate. In the event the copier has in fact had a significant circuit board or programming change then the copier will not read the position of these paper guides correctly. Lets hope it is the former as the latter will be a service call that requires a trained technician to re-calibrate the copier. To conclude, check to make sure the guides around the paper are securely against the paper.I hope this helps.

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Can't print onto thick card


Have you tried specifying the paper type and weight INSTEAD of the tray. Set the tray properties first, then print. If you leave it on auto tray it will use the tray that matches your paper type and weight.

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