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Paper wont feed

Trash can symbol comes on and the paper just sits there

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  • brightleaf Aug 23, 2008

    Yeas I have the same problem of the trash can light turning red and won't turn off.  Help!

  • photokaren Aug 24, 2008

    printer does not grab the paper either with sheet feeder or with manual roll single sheet feeder when using correct paper--red paper light comes on and nothing more happens--printer utility says either " communication error"  or "paper out or media not loaded correctly"--Karen at [email protected]

  • lralston Aug 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. I've tried putting in one sheet at a time. I've tried loading 10 sheets. "Media missing or not loaded properly" or "communication error". Neither of these are referenced in the printer user's guide. HELP!



  • kimmanleyort Sep 24, 2008

    Cannot get manual roll feeder to work. Also have problem when using odd sized paper, such as cards.

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    Odd sized paper (10.5x13) but I created a correct setting for it in page size, printed with that one, and correct printer selected. Still get "media out msg.

  • CarCM Nov 10, 2008

    Will not accept watercolor photo paper and really difficult to get to printer not to reject photo glossy.

  • suecraik Dec 09, 2008

    we have the same problem

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It's just one of four things............

1. The paper is not loaded correctly on the correct path.

2. The paper is loaded correctly on the correct path but the "PAPER PATH" selected in the printer driver box or printer preference or application used is not set correctly to grab the paper from the correct path.

3. The paper path sensor is defective which means that the printer needs to be taken to a servicer or you need to contact epson for warranty options

4. The paper being used is too thick for the printer to feed it

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