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Out of paper message shows for any paper I load

Printer is about 18 months old and has stopped feeding paper through the printer. Constantly gives the message "out of paper".

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  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2007

    I have the same problem! I have opened the printer and checked the rollers with no success!

  • Amberlee Nov 09, 2007

    I have the same problem!! I have done all of the same things, with no success.

  • 3060541 Mar 06, 2008

    4x6" paper feed no longer automatically takes in paper for print. If I shove it in as far as I can using another piece of paper, I can get it to print. The rubber spool tht is sopposed to b=grab the paper does o feed the paper in. What is the remedy?

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    Paper feed problems here too. Right from the get-go. Haven't tried roughing up the rollers though. Thanks, I'll try that and let you know. HP does have their s"SOLUTIUON". Uninstall from PC and leave power on. Unplug fr back of printer for 30-45 seconds and reset everything.

    This worked for the rest of the evening, but when I logged on the next day it was back to it's old unreliable self.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    Problems with "out-of-paper" warning and still shows out of ink and prevents printing in color even when ink has just been changed.

  • Trconigatti Jun 22, 2008

    I have hp photosmart 8250. From day one 4x6 paper does not feed. Is there some sort of adjustment for this paper tray

  • photop Aug 13, 2008

    My 8250 printer keeps giving me 'out of paper' message and will not feed paper through. I keep retrying using 3 or 10 or 18 or different number of sheets in tray - rollers won't pick up. On the rare occasions that it does feed through the rollers it is such an effort to pick up paper that it starts to print too early so printing is offcentered and page unusable. Help! What can I do to get this to work? How do you access the rollers? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    When trying to load more paper, the printer crumples the paper and then gives an error message that the paper is out and more needs to be loaded.



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I fiddled with all these solutions and nothing worked. The next day I accidentaly forgot to hit the photo tray button before I hit print and my 4x6 finally printed. I have printed several others with out the photo tray button lit. I hope this helps someone else : )

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Have had the same problem, cleaned rollers with a cotton bud
and nailpolish remover.
it actually works, for now anyway !!!!

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Rollers need 'roughing up'.
A kit is available from HP.
Was free to me because printer was under warranty, but is a chargeable item.

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Well, let's take a shot at this! There is a paper present sensor in these things. I can't tell you exactly where it is, but it will be in the paper path, somewhere. Check for this and make sure that there isn't any dust, paper scraps or similar causing problems. Also, make sure that it hasn't been broken or come loose from it's mounting.
Sure hope this helps!

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