Why won't the printer grab the heavier paper?
I just ran into this problem this morning. My printer used to be able to grab paper of all different thicknesses and run them through. However, now it will only grab very thin paper.
When I send something to the printer, I can hear the rollers spin and the paper wiggles just a tiny bit (indicating, to me, that there is some contact between the rollers and the paper). There are even "tread marks" on the paper, so that indicates to me that the rollers are trying to grab the paper. But, it just can't seem to "lift" the heavier paper. What I tried was pushing the heavier piece of paper at the start of the print cycle, then the printer was able to grab paper and run it through.
For now, I guess I'll just run cheap, thin paper through the printer. But, I'd like to figure out if there's a way to fix this before I decide to get a new printer.
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I appreciate everyone's suggestions. I realized that I first have to figure out how to get to the rollers in order to "roughen them up" a bit. I also noticed that there are at least two sets of rollers that I can see, so I think the ones that I should try "roughening up" are the smooth, white ones in the back. The ones in the front of the machine are rubber ones, so I guess I don't have to "roughen up" those rollers.
Hi! On reflection, a year after my original response, and having replaced rollers on several old laser printers since then after trying various techniques described below, I just wanted to mention that I really think replacing the rollers is the only long-term solution. "Roughing them up" may help temporarily, but it will probably cause inconsistent paper grabbing at best (too many sheets at once, etc.) It's remarkable how completely the problem goes away when the rollers are replaced. I realize your printer may not let you remove them due to being a consumer-grade all-in-one, and that replacements are not easy to come by (I just searched eBay again, and still no luck). I wonder if you might be able to get the replacement part by calling HP?
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