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Load/Remove Paper Light Flashing

Computer won't print in some applications because it doesn't recognize there is paper in the printer.

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  • killer kurt Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem, I have done some inspection and when I try to print the feed rollers that pick up the paper and feed the paper from the tray into the printer itself are not lowering, they just sit there. I tried turning off then back on the printer but to no success. One time it worked after pulling the tray out then jigeling the arm but one worked once.

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IF THE ROLLERS DON'T TURN AND MAYBE YOU HEAR A CLICKING NOISE FROM THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PRINTER, THERE IS A SPRING CLUTCH INSIDE THE GEAR AT THE END OF THE SHAFT GOING TO THE SWING ARM. I FOUND THAT SOMETIMES GREASE GETS INSIDE AND CAUSES THE SPRING TO SLIP INSTEAD OF GRIP LIKE IT SHOULD. IF YOU'RE VERY CAREFUL, YOU CAN TAKE OFF THE LEFT SIDE COVER AND LAY THE PRINTER ON ITS RIGHT SIDE (LEFT SIDE FACING UP). THEN REMOVE 3 OR 4 SCREWS AROUND THE GEAR ASSEMBLY AND LIFT THE ASSEMBLY STRAIGHT OFF THE PRINTER. TO GET TO THE SPRING CLUTCH, YOU'LL HAVE TO MOVE A COUPLE GEARS OUT OF THE WAY (REMEMBER HOW THEY GO BACK OR YOU'RE SCREWED - AND WATCH THE TONER ARM SPRING AS WELL). REMOVE THE PLASTIC C-CLIP ON THE END OF THE PICKUP SHAFT AND LIFT OFF THE CLUTCH GEAR. PULL THE GEAR APART AND WIPE OFF ANY GREASE FROM THE INNER SURFACES WHERE THE CLUTCH SPRING SITS. REVERSE YOUR STEPS TO PUT IT BACK TOGETHER.

--SORRY, MY CAPS LOCK DOESN"T WORK AND I DON'T FEEL LIKE HOLDING DOWN THE SHIFT KEY TO TYPE ALL DAY.

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