Epson Stylus Color 3000

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Make sure your paper meets the specifications for your product. If paper dust builds up on the rollers, they may lose traction and become unable to feed paper properly. Clean the paper guide. If roll paper does not feed, cut the end straight across and uncurl it by rolling it backward, if necessary.
If multiple pages feed at once, remove the paper, fan the edges to separate the sheets, and reload it. If multiple pages continue to feed at once, turn on the Paper Feed Assist Mode setting in the Setup > System Administration > Printer Settings menu. Do not load more than the recommended number of sheets.
A paper feed issue can occur for several reasons, such as dusty or contaminated paper rollers, the condition of the paper in the tray, or even issues with the software.
There are a few things that could be the cause of this problem, including: Empty ink or toner cartridges that need replacing. Ink or toner cartridges that have become dislodged from their proper place. The wrong paper size loaded in the input tray.
Select > Paper Setting > paper source > Print Adjustments > Paper Feed Adjust.
If the paper feed rollers are dirty or paper powder is attached to it, paper may not be fed properly. In this case, clean the paper feed rollers. Cleaning will wear out the paper feed rollers, so perform this only when necessary. Make sure that the power is turned on and remove any paper from the rear tray.
The paper source settings or tray settings change when you select a different printer in Word. The paper source settings or the tray settings change when you try to print a document in Microsoft Word. Note This behavior is not specific to Word.
Set the size and type of paper to be loaded in each paper source. Access Web Config and select the Print tab > Paper Source Settings.
Document specifications. The Automatic Document Feeder (B81321 ) allows you to automatically load multi-page documents into your scanner. This is useful for OCR (optical character recognition) scanning, or for creating an image database or PDF files.
Small fragments of sticky label material commonly get torn off and stuck within your printer, collecting dust and causing a jam. Shut the printer off, get a flashlight, and try to see inside. Make sure no label fragments have jammed up your printer before proceeding.

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sheets feeding or printing slightly crooked
ANSWER : Actually it’s a model 5040, but it appears identical to the photo at right.

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My printer feeds through one piece of paper all the way and then a half piece of paper and stops. I pull out the paper to stop the paper jam and then it prints but sounds rough. After printing, it doesn't feed the paper all the way through.
ANSWER : And the first 2 sheets, the full and half sheet that go through first, are blank.

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Printer stops pulling paper from tray 2 after a few sheets
ANSWER : Sticking pickup roller solenoid. Pretty easy fix. You need to remove the right side covers. The back one just slides off, but the top holds the front one. I usually just take the 2 right side screws off and gently lift the top enough to pop off the side panel. Open the metal door on the formatter assy. Then release the tab in the middle. There’s also a tab at the front of the panel. When putting it back on, make sure you engage the rocker switch and the metal rod before pushing it into place. When you get it open, you’ll see the solenoid at the bottom front. There’s 1 screw holding it in place. Remove it and take the top plate and spring off. Be careful not to lose the spring. Then scrape off the gooey crap on top and clean off the plate as well. I put a piece of thin sticky backed felt in place of the remnants of the disintegrating sponge that HP uses. You can find it at the hardware store used for the bottom of chair legs.

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Paper feed
ANSWER : Judging by your other post, you must have read that you need to remove the laser scanner assy and lubricate the spinning mirror shaft. Good luck.

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Brother HL-2170W — 2nd sheet printing causes jam
ANSWER : I tried Angry Larry’s link to Photobucket but there’s an error message. I tried rocklobster’s link to Imageshack, but it’s for a different printer. Can someone please send me the photos to fix this issue with my Brother HL-2170W? My email is [email protected] Very much appreciated!

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Brother Hl-2040 paper over feed
ANSWER : Your instructions saved me..I had the board off 3 times before i saw your pix….thanks so much!

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Multiple paper feed
ANSWER : Most likely the pickup roller solenoid is sticking. The way it works is the solenoid energizes, pulling down a metal plate that releases the pickup roller. There is some foam on the base to quiet the clicking sound. The foam deteriorates and the plate sticks to the gooey residue. This allows the pickup roller to continue to turn instead of stopping after one revolution when the plate springs back up. That results in multiple paper being fed. Solution is to find the solenoid, which is at the end of the pickup roller shaft. Remove the sticky foam and preferably replace it with some thin sticky backed felt. You can find it at a hardware store as it is used on the bottom of chair legs.

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Paper Feed Problem on HP R80
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