I have an Epson Stylus CX3810 and I accidentaly broke off the plastic piece that holds the paper in place so it can properly feed into the printer. Do you know where i could buy a new piece or what its called or any other information on the problem?
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If paper doesn't feed, remove it from the
sheet feeder. Reload it against the right edge, behind the tabs, then
slide the left edge guide against the paper. Make sure the paper is not
in front of the feeder guard.
If multiple pages feed at once, remove the paper from the sheet feeder, fan the edges to separate the sheets, then reload it.
Don't load too
many sheets at once (up to 20 sheets of photo paper, 80 sheets of
Premium Bright White paper, or 100 sheets of plain paper).
I have taken a piece of cardboard, like the ones you get with a new shirt, size it to 8.5 x 11, and tell the printer to print a test page. hand feed the cardboard thru, and most times it will clean out the residual paper pieces stuck in the internal rollers. I have used this method several times and was successful 99% of the time. It isn't rocket science, but It may work. You will probably have to push the cardboard thru, but do not force it to much. It will not go thru easily on its own. Just a suggestion.
Turn your printer off and load a single sheet of paper. Move the rubber wheel to anywhere. Turn the printer on and watch what happens in the paper feed slot (in official Epson parlance this is the "automatic sheet feeder" or ASF). You should see the rubber wheel etc set into the correct start postion. Then press the paper feed button and watch again. The plastic "wall" behind the piece of paper should move forward, pushing the sheet into the rotating rubber wheel. This should feed the paper into the "ready to print position". If this doesn't happen, it means something has come adrift inside the paper feed system. To investigate this further requires the printer to be dismantled. Either take it to a technician, or if you want to have a go at doing this yourself, post a new comment to this effect and I will help you do this.
Your printer has a photo switch at paper feed section, this switch is triggered when there is paper and vise versa when there is none, check to see if there is/are some torn pieces of paper blocking or clogging the plastic lever from triggering the switch. A torchlight and a plastic pair of tweezers will help a lot.
Just a thought,as I had a similar problem.The instructions are abysmal,but it may be worth having a look where you feed the paper in and squeezing the grey plastic gizmo,and moving it to the left to allow the paper to enter the feed properly.
look in and around where the paper is fed into.there maybe a small piece of paper stuck somewhere inside. if you do see something, unplug the machine and try to pull it out with a pair of needle nose pliers. if you do get the obstruction out, try feeding the paper back in and see if it now works.