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My paper tray will not slide out to refill

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  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2021

    hitch up horse team and harness and pull now?
    try wiggling it?
    is this 8x11 paper, not told that and matters.
    page 56 see that warning there.

    Dell 2230d ,it just pulls out unless jammed or doing it wrong.

    do not pull..,. bla bla.

  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2021

    many printesr have locks on the try so not yanked out mid sessions, scan or print, or copy
    or if you did the frail parts inside are wrecked. fool proofing,?
    turn off the printer first, even remove AC cord first?
    if still jammed it must be service or stripping fully down find out what is failing.

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2021

    so true do not force it or it will break
    unplug the thing from the wall AC for 15min see it if releases.
    look of paper jams , super bad. it happens .

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2021

    jam or is normal, turned on.
    some printers (lock) trays in process, so turn off the printer and be gentile . most cheap printers these parts are super FRAIL, being just cheap thin plastic.
    did you get and read the manual first, or just assume it is simple force out by hand deal



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Solid red ready light on DELL 2230d printer

The Red light on this printer means one of the things listed below are at fault

The printer is experiencing an error, such as open cover, empty paper, not installed waste toner container, or full waste toner container. • The printer is experiencing a service required error, such as LSU error, fuser error, or ITB error


From left to right:
Exclamation point: Error
Weird Monitor beat symbol: Jam
Paper: Out of paper
Toner (Triangle leading down to dot pyramid): Toner refill
Lightbulb: ready

Greenish Play button (square with triangle): Continue
Red button with x: Stop/Cancel
Dell 2230 User Guide Page 1

Paper Jam HP LaserJet 1300


I hope this will be of Help for the HP LaserJet 1300 Paper Jam Trouble Shooting:

  1. See the product user guide for information about clearing jams from the printer.
  2. Make sure that the paper guides are adjusted properly. Slide the guides against the sides of the stack in the main input tray or the priority input tray to center the page. Make sure that the guides are not adjusted too tightly.
  3. The media input tray might be too full. Remove some of the sheets.
  4. Make sure that the media being used meets specifications. Click here to refer to "Media specifications" for more information .
  5. Make sure that the media being used is not wrinkled, folded, or damaged.
  6. Make sure that the printer is clean. See the product user guide for information about cleaning the printer.
  7. If printing to the straight-through output path, close and open the door again to make sure that the green release levers are closed.
  8. The paper might not have been removed from the main input tray before the tray was refilled. Always remove paper form the main input tray before refilling it.
  9. Output capacity might have been exceeded in the paper output bin. Do not allow more than 125 sheets of 20-lb (75 g/m2) bond weight paper to fill the paper output bin (less for heavier paper).
  10. The pickup roller or printer separation pad might be dirty or damaged. Clean or replace the part. (See the product user guide for information about cleaning and replacing the pickup roller and printer separation pad.)


Dell 3000cn keep getting load mpf when i try to print but there is paper in the tray. how do I get it to recognize the paper. I've changed nothing on the computer but this just started to happen! please...

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".

Dell laser printer MFP 1125 paper tray removal

I just did this 5 min ago. The tabs that hold it on the machine have cams that hold it in. just squeeze the tray lightly at the tabs and it slides right out.

Load Tray 1 024-965

Dell 3100cn Color Laser Printer Error 024-965 - Load Tray 1

The "Paper Tray Inserted" sensor buttons are not being depressed by the Paper Tray so the Printer thinks no Tray is inserted even if the Tray is properly inserted.

If you pull out the paper tray and look at the Paper Tray opening, you will see three white vertical sensor buttons along the left-hand side at the mouth of the aperture where the paper tray slides in. These three white vertically aligned push button sensors tell the printer that the Paper Tray is inserted when the paper Tray is
properly pushed all the way in and aligned. It also signals to the printer by noting which button is depressed whether the tray is a Letter Size or Legal Size tray that has been inserted. These buttons which are fully visible as soon as the tray is slid out can move out of place and even fall into the wall of the Tray slot preventing the buttons from sensing the tray.

Click it back into place. There should be no play and the buttons themselves should be the only thing that move and then only in an in and out manner. They should move out toward you when the Tray is removed and be pushed in when the tray in slid into the paper tray feedering slot. A pair of needle-nose pliers may be necessary to draw the button module out of the tray slot wall if it has fallen in. Once it is STIFFLY repositioned and the Paper Tray reinserted, reset the printer by opening and quickly reshutting the printer cartridge compartment. This action will recalibrate the printer, shut off the amber error light and resume the current printing job if one was in progress.

Good luck!

Popping noise when i print

if there is a clicking noise, check the paper tray. either the tray is overloaded or the paper guide is not set properly.

it's common for the blue paper tab in the paper tray to slide back. the tab has a little square cut out. make sure that it says "LTR" if you use regular letter size paper (8 & 1/2 x 11 inch).

I do not know how to the put the paper into the printer

1). fan the paper
2). there is a paper tray under neath the conrol panel. flip up the cover, pull out the extender.
insert the paper short side in (8 1/2 x 11)
3).squeeze the slide paper guides on the side of the paper tray rest against the edges of the paper.
4).puhs in the paper entender, lower the tray cover.
5). entend the paper exit tray stop on top of the paper tray tocatch the paper as it exits.

Paper tray stuck

On the Brother DPC130C
Take off the back cover, sort of triangular piece of plastic.

Take power cable out, turn the device on its side and look at the back in the centre there is a white piece of plastic lift that up with a ruler or such device lift the white plastic thingo and slide the tray out.

Don't forget to put all pieces back in place before using printer.

Paper Jam

We need to the model/make to help you

but using some detective skills I've decided you are using a HP machine

Yup Dirty damaged worn feed roller but what model machine is it they are all different but pull out tray 2 cassette all the way and look in, there is probally a cylinder like rubber roller 5cm wide front centre of where cassette slides in, there might be roller on the cassette too at the front center as well.

Most modern printers feed rollers just slide off after lifting small plastic tabs on them and gently pulling, feed rollers are available but you can sometimes also get results by cleaning them with a dash of metho or water on a rag.

If paper feeds 2wo sheets at once then you need to change the seperation pad/roller too.
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