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My Canon Colour Printer (LBP5100) is saying that it needs paper, however the paper tray is full at the moment?

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  • monsieurlecl Sep 24, 2008

    The printer regularly tells me to load paper when it is already full.

  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    wants paper, but paper tray is full

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    Same with me. Manual feed works but not from the tray.


  • p-cbc Jan 08, 2009

    Load Paper light is indicating when the tray is full of paper. Intermittent problem - Tried removing the tray and reinstalling it.

    - Tried turning the machine off and on.

  • crushedapple Mar 02, 2009

    Canon LBP 5100 printer around a year old. Load paper light blinks constantly even though the paper tray is full. The printer was working properly a few seconds ago and suddenly this happens. Turning the printer off and on and pulling out and putting the tray back does not help. Is sending it for repair the only solution left?

  • richard221 May 09, 2009

    New printer only works on manual single sheet feed. Says its out of paper but tray is full, Straight out of the box !!



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Where you select the paper size, select 'Free Size' not A4, this will solve the problem.

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Same here, I'm sure it's a ploy from Canon that after 3 or 4 months, it's supposed to stop working so they can charge you to fix it.

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Try just feeding a sheet through the manual feed. I have found this then clears the problem.

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Canon LBP5100. Out of paper indicator when there is paper in the tray. Possible solution. This has happened to me a number of times. I have reinstalled the software and this seems to work for a while. GF

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