Fixing Paper Pick-Up Issues - HP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One Printer


Uploaded by HPPrinterSupport on 05.07.2011

Transcript:
This video will show you what to do if your printer does not pick up or feed paper from
the input tray when you do have paper loaded, and an "Out of paper" error message displays
on the control panel.
Sometimes, the problem can be fixed just by doing a printer reset.
First, make sure the printer is powered on. If it is off, press the Power button.
Next, turn to the back of the printer.
Without turning the printer off, remove the power cord from the printer.
Then, disconnect the other end of the power cord from its power source.
Wait 15 seconds. It is important to wait the full 15 seconds for this type of reset.
Reconnect the power cord to its power source.
Then, reconnect the other end of the power cord into the printer.
Turn back to the front.
If the printer does not turn on automatically, press the Power button to turn it on.
Open the paper output tray and raise the paper input tray. Then, load paper into the input
tray until it stops. Slide the paper width guide inward until it stops at the edge of
the paper. Do not push the guide in so tightly that it starts to bend the paper.
Try printing a page directly from your printer to see if the issue is resolved.
To print a page from the printer control panel, press the button next to Setup.
Then, press the button next to Printer Report.
If the page prints successfully, the issue is resolved. If the page does not print, go
on to the next step.
Often, the condition of the paper you’re using can cause paper not to feed correctly.
Foreign objects can easily become stuck inside the printer.
Remove the paper from the input tray.
Look inside the input tray and remove any foreign materials such as paper clips, pens,
or other objects that might have fallen inside. Use a flashlight to illuminate the area.
Use your fingers to move the pick mechanism located inside the input tray and remove any
foreign objects that are found.
Ensure that there are no foreign materials that remain inside the input tray. This could
result in further jams or damage the printer.
Turn back to the front.
Close the input and output trays.
Turn the printer so that you can access its underside.
Locate the cleanout door and press the tabs on either side to open it.
Carefully remove any paper you see. If the paper tears while removing it, check inside
the door for any torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the printer. If any torn
pieces of paper remain inside the printer, more jams are likely to occur.
Close the cleanout door and gently push the door forward until in snaps into place.
Turn the printer over and return it to its normal position.
Open the input and output trays.
Look inside the input tray for any foreign objects that might have shifted when the product
was turned over. Use a flashlight to illuminate the area. Use your fingers to move the pick
mechanism located inside the input tray and remove any foreign objects that are found.
Now, examine the paper that you removed earlier. Remove any damaged paper you find.
Make sure that there are at least 10 sheets of plain white paper, but no more than 25
sheets, in the paper stack. The printer can hold more sheets of paper, but this number
is best for testing.
Make sure all the paper is the same size and type, and then tap it on a flat surface to
get the edges perfectly aligned.
Load paper into the input tray until it stops. Slide the paper width guide inward until it
stops at the edge of the paper. Do not push the guide in so tightly that it starts to
bend the paper.
Try printing a page directly from your printer to see in the issue is resolved.
To print a page from the printer control panel, press the button next to Setup.
Then, press the button next to Printer Report.
If the page prints successfully, the issue is resolved. If the page does not print, go
on to the next step.
Printer rollers get dirty from dust, paper fiber, and other debris. In this step, we’ll
clean the rollers.
Before you begin, gather the following cleaning materials:
Clean, lint free cloth. Clean cotton swabs.
Clean water.
Distilled or bottled water is preferable but not required. Do not use alcohol or other
chemical cleaners.
Remove the paper from the input tray.
Press the Power button to turn off the printer.
Turn to the back of the printer.
Disconnect the power cord.
Look down through the open input tray and find the gray paper pick rollers.
Use a flashlight to illuminate the area.
Clean the rollers visible in the printer with a clean cotton swab lightly moistened with
water. Remove excess water from the swab by blotting it on a cloth. The swab should be
damp, but not soaking wet. Wipe each roller starting on the right side of the roller and
wiping to the left. Use the swab to turn the rollers up as you finish cleaning a section
of the roller. Make sure that you remove any buildup or debris from the entire surface
of the rollers.
Reconnect the power cord.
Go back to the front.
Press the Power button to turn the printer on.
Load paper into the input tray until it stops. Slide the paper width guide inward until it
stops at the edge of the paper. Do not push the guide in so tightly that it starts to
bend the paper.
Try printing a page directly from your printer to see in the issue is resolved.
To print a page from the printer control panel, press the button next to Setup.
Then, press the button next to Printer Report.
If the page prints successfully, the issue is resolved.
If the page does not print, try printing it again. Listen for the rubber paper-pick rollers.
You should be able to hear them rotating. Then, try slowly pushing the paper farther
in until the roller engages to pick up the paper. Be careful to only push one sheet of
paper, and not to push it in too far. This can cause paper jams.
If the page does not print when slowly pushing the paper farther in, repeat the previous
step to clean the rollers again. If the issue continues after repeated cleaning, skip the
next step. Your printer may need to be serviced.
If the page prints when slowly pushing the paper farther in, try printing the original
document again. The paper might not have been loaded far enough into the printer. If the
issue is resolved, there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
If the paper only feeds through the printer when you slowly push it farther in, repeat
the previous step to clean the rollers again. If the issue continues after repeated cleaning,
skip the next step. Your printer may need to be serviced.
Next, we’ll make sure the paper settings in the print driver match the settings for
the paper you are trying to use.
On your computer, return to the document in the program you were trying to print from
when the issue occurred.
On your keyboard, press Ctrl and P to bring up the printing properties window.
Click Properties.
When the Properties box opens,
click the Paper/Quality tab. Select the Paper Size drop-down menu, and then choose the appropriate
paper size. Select the Media drop-down menu, and choose the appropriate paper type.
Click OK at the bottom of the Properties box.
Click OK again to print the document.
If the document prints successfully, the issue is resolved. If the document does not print,
go on to the next step.
If you’ve tried everything described in this video and you still have a problem, your
printer likely needs some type of service. Contact HP to find out what the support options
are for your printer. Your options for service may vary depending on how long you’ve owned
it and what country you live in.