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wf-2540 out of paper error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by deranged1022, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. deranged1022

    deranged1022 Thread Starter

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    I am trying to resolve an out of paper error on a Epson 2540 printer, I have tried by reinstalling printer driver with all new updates, cleaned rollers and paper sensor, tried different paper, all having no luck. any suggestions?
     
  2. plodr

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    I found this
    Turn off the printer, unplug it from the power as well as from computer completely and remove all paper from the paper feed unit and blow it out with compressed air a few times. With a flashlight look inside the paper feed to ensure there is nothing obstructing the paper feed mechanism down inside the printer where it is not easily seen.
    Next, take moistened Q-tips and clean the rubber rollers in the automatic sheet feeder using it. Then blow some compressed air inside the printer as well to remove excess dust and to dry the rollers.
    Now Hold the printer in both hands , turn it upside down and gently shake it for a few seconds to see if anything falls out of the paper feed area then plug the printer back up and replace it with a fresh, small stack (about 4 pages) of paper.Then try to print again.

    He goes on to say to someone who did all this and still gets the out of paper error:
    That means the paper sensor in the feed tray is defective and you need to replace it, I would suggest buying a new printer, replacing the paper sensor will costs about $40
     
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