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Dust, paper fiber, and other debris might accumulate on the pick rollers and cause paper feed issues. To help prevent paper feed issues, clean the rollers inside the printer and in the duplexer (if equipped).
If roll paper does not feed, cut the end straight across and uncurl it by rolling it backward, if necessary. Then reload the paper. If thick media does not feed, make sure you are loading it straight into the product, not at an angle. If paper jams when you print on both sides of the paper, try loading fewer sheets.
The photo tray is overloaded. The paper is curled. The print side, or shiny side, of the paper is not loaded in the tray face down. The paper width guide is too tight against the paper stack.
Select > Paper Setting > paper source > Print Adjustments > Paper Feed Adjust.
The paper has holes along both sides that fit over the sprockets located on the feeder wheel. When the wheel turns, it feeds the paper into the printer. The holes are torn off the paper after the printout is complete. And, yes, printers still use this type of feeder mechanism.
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.
Click: `Open the HP Photosmart Toolbox` or: `Service this device` Click: Device Services tab. Click: Calibrate the Device or Clean the Print Cartridges or Align the printer. Follow the instruction which will appear on-screen.
“Manual Feed” is an indication that your machine`s Tray Setting or the paper source in the printer driver has been set to Manual Feed, but there`s no paper loaded in the manual feed slot. 1. Load a sheet of paper in the manual feed slot. The document should print and clear the error message.
Printer rollers are the small circular rubber pieces that help feed printer paper through your printer. Over time, they can accumulate dust from the paper and ink residue from printing double-sided pages. To clean your printer rollers, you`ll need to first locate them in your printer.
For cleaning, HP recommends using HP Equipment Cleaning Wipes, but you can use an HP-approved lint-free wipe and deionized or distilled water. Note: If dark spots appear on back side of prints, clean drum screen. Note: If minilab prints more than 2000 prints each day, clean drum screen up to twice daily.
One sensor is located in the printer carriage. A second sensor—the Auto Sense sensor—is located in the back of the printer near the paper `clean out` area. Each sensor performs a specific set of media detection functions.
The streaks or lines might be caused due to low ink levels in one or both ink cartridges. Check the ink levels using the HP Toolbox to determine if the ink cartridges are low on ink and need to be replaced. note: Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only.
The Sprocket might have turned off or the battery might need to be charged. Use the HP sprocket app to check the battery status, and then adjust the Auto Off setting. Press and hold the Power button to turn on the Sprocket, and then open the HP sprocket app.
The paper may not be aligned properly, it may be upside-down, or it may be the wrong kind of paper for your Sprocket. To resolve this issue, power off your Sprocket and remove the cover. Remove the paper from the printer and realign it in your Sprocket.
The manual feed slot is located on the front of your printer. It can be closed when not in use, making the product more compact. Use the manual feed slot to print transparencies, labels, envelopes or postcards in addition to making quick runs of paper types or sizes that are not currently loaded in the paper tray.
The roller-type positive feed seed metering mechanism consists of two rollers with 45° inclined ends assembled on a hexagonal shaft such that the gap width between the rollers can be adjusted. The rollers rotate inside a circular tube fitted below the hopper.
Continuous form feed and friction feed are the two types of paper feeder mechanisms. Dot matrix printers use continuous form feed, and laser printers use friction feed.
The opening roller removes the fibre from the sliver as it is fed in, and, after two or three rotations, delivers them to the feed tube in which the airflow takes them to the rotor. The trash particles are extracted by centrifugal forces in the first 90° of the opening roller revolution.
Viewing Printer Settings

From the Devices and Printers screen, right-click on a printer and choose “Printer properties” to bring up a dialog box displaying the printer name, sharing settings and port information.

One or more clogged nozzles preventing ink from getting to the page is the most common cause of a printer skipping lines. Through normal use, small amounts of ink can collect and dry in the printhead blocking the nozzles.
An inkjet printer printing lines or missing lines on printouts are caused when the printer cartridges or the cartridge carriage which contains the print head becomes dirty or damaged.
You`ll know the drum is dirty if you notice that the print quality has become blurry and features blank spots or oddly-colored spots despite having full toner cartridges. Horizontal lines across the printout when the paper passes over a dirty area are another sign that it`s time for some maintenance.
The automatic paper type sensor functions when a tray is configured to the. Any Type. or plain type. setting. After it has picked up paper from the tray, the product can detect overhead transparencies, paper.
Often, when there are lines or shading on your print job, the print cartridge could be the reason. When the print cartridge is not being effectively cleaned off, it creates streaks or shading on the document.

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