01-08-2010 11:21 PM
This same problem became an easy fix just before I was ready to trash the printer. To clean the rollers I made my own lint and dust remover, this is the easy version. Need 3/4 inch masking tape and 8 to 8 1/2 inch wide cardboard at least 11 in long, the back of a yellow pad is OK.
Lay a 5 inch strip of masking tape along one side of cardboard with 1/2 inch protruding over the top, sticky side up. Use a 1 inch piece f tape to secure the end of this strip on the face of the cardboard. Use another 1 inch strip to attach to the protruding 1/2 inch, fold the end over and stick to back of cardboard so that the strip of tape is tight. Repeat ths process with additional strips laid side by side until entire end of cardboard is covered. There is now a sticky pad 8 to 81/2 in wide and 4 inches long.
Place pad in paper tray, sticky end first and sticky side up. Fully insert paper tray with pad, and withdraw tray, repeat six or seven times. The masking tape pad should remove dust etc from the rollers. Remove sticky pad, replace paper. If this does not work, try cleaning again with pad placed on top of a 3/4 full tray. Good luck.
08-01-2010 11:52 PM
Just got mine to work (bought from thrift store for US $18) by cleaning the gray paper pickup rollers from the rear with a q-tip and alcohol. Paper dust build up on printer rollers is a VERY common problem.
Check that your paper path is clear of previous bits of paper from a paper jam.
And finally ensure the proper the alignment of your rollers as previous paper jams can push them out of alignmen, hopefully you can correct this by just pushing them back into place.
08-07-2011 05:39 PM
thank you, oldpctech, VERY much for the tip on cleaning the small dark gray rollers inside the back cover in the rear, worked perfectly. I used alcohol on a cotton rag.