Printer tells me to load paper and it already is loaded.
The paper is loaded properly - just regular 20# weight. the printer prints one page and then tells me to load the paper. If I just hit Continue, it prints another page, but only one page. I am going nuts and ready to throw the darn thing out!!! I've had this printer about two months and it started doing this a couple of weeks ago. The troubleshooting thingie is useless! I am over the moon with frustration!
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Re: Printer tells me to load paper and it already is...
It sounds like you have the printer set on Manual Feed. This is common when you are hand feeding single sheets like resume paper rather than using the tray.
I would suggest looking at the default settings on your printer object on your computer or maybe there are settings within the 1020?
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Hi, Please check the paper and the paper tray. The paper or the the paper tray is inserted properly. Turn off the printer and turn it back on after 10sec. and try to print that should work. Please get back to us if this information helps you solve the problem.
Dont know what you have already tried but first off verify that you are loading paper to the correct tray. Now this tray is going to have a switch located toward the feeder that tells the printer paper is loaded make sure the paper is back far enough but not to the point where you are forcing the paper into the feeder. If all this still doesnt work try reseting the printer and printing a test page. Hope this helps.
Well the printer is telling you to load "Legal Size paper, which is 8.5" X 14" paper.
More than likely, the application you are using is telling the printer to print the page on legal sized paper.
If you want the document to print on "Letter sized paper (8.5" X 11") then in the application, go to the File drop down and select "Page Setup". From within page setup's window, change the paper size to letter and then re-print the job.
Have you told the printer what type of paper you are using? If,for example, you were using a heavy weight paper, like a 67 bond paper, and now you want to use a regular 20 pound paper, but have not told the printer about the change in paper weight, then the printer will not feed your paper properly. It is expecting to have to move 67 pound paper through the rollers which move the paper, but is encountering a 20 pound paper. That difference in paper weight will cause your printer to spin uselessly, trying to move a very light paper into the mechanism.
Try to set the paper properties to match the weight of the paper you are actually using, such that the paper and the mechanism, are equal and see if that makes a difference.
I have a Dell 3010n myself, and a few times I did run into that "Load MPF" issue.
1.) Before printing a document, please check and see the properties. i.e. Kind/type of paper, which tray, or if printing envelopes or any other document than a regular 8 x11 paper. Putting all the tray and paper type selection on "Auto" can be very helpful.
2.) On the printer itself, there is a menu button where you can configure the type of paper, i.e. regular 20 llb. copy/print paper, glossy photopaper, thicker paper - after you place a fresh load on the paper tray and slide it in, usually it will ask you which type of paper you just loaded. Make sure it is the same settings as the document that you are trying to print: i.e. if document settings on computer was set to print on photopaper and you have regular paper on the tray, the printer will do a "Load MPF".
The paper sensor on it is amazingly (for a Dell, that is) sensitive and it can differentiate across a lot of paper types/thickness. If you have several computers and user across a network, and there are several paper-type settings done on the printer itself, this "Load MPF" issue will present itself more often.
In my case, it's simply because the person who recently changed the paper-type to glossy cover paper from some user who previously printed to a transparency forgot to revert MPF/Tray 1 to regular copy/print paper. Most cases, the printer setting on the PC has been left to print on to a transparency by default, so even if I stack the tray with copy paper to the hilt, it still will do "Load MPF".
To resolve this issue pick one blank sheet and insert it in the tray and try to print self test page. If the printer prints self test page then load the paper properly and try to print. If self test page won't print then check the paper settings.