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01-05-2012 10:37 AM
This is a new printer. It worked briefly. Then began showing this message. Will not print photos or any other document. Connected wirelessly (which appears to be working) to Dell laptop running Vista. Have uninstalled and reinstalled software. Do not see how to " lower the photo tray".
01-06-2012 01:24 AM
I am having the same problem. I found that if I put a full stack of paper in the machine it will print. However after it finishes each print job it will go back to the error message. Really annoying but at least I can print now. I just bought the computer last week and am thinking of taking it back but was hoping that there would be an update centering around this problem.
01-06-2012 06:56 PM
After a very lengthy time on the phone (mostly listening to elevator music) and conversations with a couple different techs it was decided the printer was faulty and should be replaced. Caution!! - if you bought from HP on-line make sure they replace your broken printer with a new (not reconditioned -- read USED) printer.
01-06-2012 10:30 PM
If you get it replaced with the same 6510 model, let me know if you experience this problem again. I will try taking mine back as well. I am able to print but each time the print process is over I hear the machine give a spitting sound as it gives me the error message again about the photo tray needing to be reinserted or lowered. When I click ok it goes back to the menu and I am setup to print again, but it is annoying having to keep doing this.
01-09-2012 10:59 AM - last edited on 04-18-2016 03:59 PM by OscarFuentes
This document may help:
This document may help just in case the problem is in loading the photo paper into the tray:
I was a support engineer for HP.
If the advice resolved the situation, please mark it as a solution. Thank you.
12-17-2012 09:05 AM
It may be a simple problem. If, when trying to print from the phototray, the tray moves forward a little then stops it is possible that the tray is being prevented from moving forward. In my case it was the poorly designed sliding plastic strip that pushes the paper into line towards the right. Once that was realigned and the tray could move forward the problem was solved. Simple eH?, but I spent a long time living with it not working before I found this simple answer!!
06-17-2013 02:18 PM
Is the photo tray the same as the ink cartridge access door? My Photosmart 6520 won't print now and I keep getting the message to lower the photo tray. I've lowered the top and the access door and it still won't print. Have re-booted the laptop and the printer and nothing. I'm working on a Macbook Pro. Don't know if that makes any difference.
09-25-2013 08:56 AM
Pull out your photo feed tray, in the right hand corner there is a grey plastic feed gear, if the gear is missing or has broken teeth the tray will not work. My tray has 2 broken gear teeth.
Remember everthing is designed to fail in a prescribed amount of time, usually after the warranty runs out. Its all part of the greater plan to keep you spending money.
03-10-2014 08:41 PM
mine kept saying it and I had paper jammed in it Iifted it up and pulled it out the bottom working great now only 3rd time I used it just took it out the box.
07-24-2015 03:00 AM
I was about to throw my printer out the window. I was having the same problem. I fought with it for days, researching everything I could on the internet hoping to find a solution. I decided to buy another photosmart (they're hard to find because they're obsolete now). As a matter of fact, on the ink cartridge box, every stinking one of the models that use the 564 ink have been discontinued. Well on to the error problem. I had to print one page out so I tried again, same error. Then I saw a post here saying there might be a problem with some grey thingy on the right hand side that might be missing teeth or broken. I couldn't find that thingy. But I pulled out the photopaper tray all the way then pushed it all the way back in and closed the paper try. I sent a document to print so I could try it once again and wudda ya know. It printed. So just pull out the photopaper tray all the way out then all the way in and try sending something to print. I hope it works for you.