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your printer paper feed sensor is open

Dell 948... | Answered on Jul 17, 2009

yes. go to dell.com

Dell 948... | Answered on Jul 11, 2009

Printer manufacturers do not want you to refill their cartridges as they make all of their profit selling new cartridges. Most are made with "one-time" electronics which stop the printer from seeing a refilled cartridge as a new one. You can try a web search to see if anyone has found a workaround for your printer.

Dell 948... | Answered on Jul 10, 2009

Open the case and and see if all five cables on the right side and one on the left side are connected and pressed in firmly

Dell 948... | Answered on Jul 09, 2009

download vuescan

Dell 948... | Answered on Jul 06, 2009

You need to check the glass for any white-out or other smears that don't belong, if the glass is clean then the scan assembly has elements that are burned out which will cause dark streaks.

Dell 948... | Answered on Jun 30, 2009

remove the back door and make sure evey thing is properly put back in place and unplug the printer and plug it back in after 2 mins. otherwise call the manufatuer and get it serviced.

Dell 948... | Answered on Jun 28, 2009

i guess there might be a torn paper stuck up inside but'll have to cnfm only on opening the cover

Dell 948... | Answered on May 26, 2009

This might not be the issue but I had a similar problem when I first got the printer. Open the top-( where the ink is loaded), look at the back on the right there is a small bus cable ( flat wire usually white) make sure it is pulled in all the way into the top. Be carefull as the prongs can break. This took care of my clicking clacking when the machine came on.
Good luck

Dell 948... | Answered on May 16, 2009

if you were to pull the paper out, first thing would be to turn it off (i dont know if you had it on or not) but you generally want to pull the paper in the direction that is going. if possible try to turn the gears manually if your fingers can reach it, if not there really isnt anything you can d but to take it apart, but putting it back together is another story. you can also take it to a service center.

Dell 948... | Answered on May 07, 2009


it seem there was still left paper in yur printer
please open again the cover and look very carefully for the paper
even how small it is it will still cause a paper jam.

after that turn off your printer and try to open it again.

any changes happen let me know.


Dell 948... | Answered on Apr 28, 2009

Generally that is a sensor fault and if its an injet printer, I'm sorry to say but its easier and cheaper to buy a replacement.
double check the printer and pull it completely apart if you have to too make sure there is no paper left in there at all, but quite often its a sensor that goes that just displays paper issues when there isnt.
inkjet printers are basically disposable nowadays because of how cheap they are...but give it a shot..also can you run the printer software and see if it gives a more specific error or error code?

Dell 948... | Answered on Apr 26, 2009

yes, it's safe, and if you are dissatisfied with the cartridge, take it up with the cartridge re-filler...better yet, spend about $100 on a black & white laser printer (HP), and get 2000 pages per cartridge, and reduce cost per page by 20 times or more! And If you buy compatibles for this (which are more reliable) -save even more.

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Dell 948... | Answered on Mar 25, 2009

We have 30+ printers... which we use for testing empty inkjet cartridges prior to refilling with ink. Basically we inject a little Magic Inkjet Flush directly into the dried print head which allows us to unclog them. Then we soak them overnight on Magic Pillows which gives just enough to do a PRINT TEST next day.

As some of our printers always try the alignment test here´s what we do...

1. Pull paper stack slightly away from printer, when it tries to print it thinks it is out of paper and should offer a cancel print option.

2. Alternatively if you print daily? Try leaving your printer power on... Some do alignments every time you power up... so dont switch off (they use very little power in standby.)

3. When exchanging inks like HP immediately switch off printer which cancels the print test. Then just switch on again.

4. Reinserting your printed sheets each time will save paper if not ink.

Good Luck!

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Dell 948... | Answered on Mar 23, 2009

First remove the carrier and remove the dust and install the perfect catridge

Dell 948... | Answered on Feb 06, 2009

i have an hp not a dell but my printer does kinda the same thing
i tried re installing the the driver software and it worked ok

Dell 948... | Answered on Feb 01, 2009

Few things to check start -> run -> type in services.msc make sure service named as printer spooler is started, if not right click properties startup type automatic and start, close window.
Check the printing preferences, check quality set it to normal. Check that the printer is set to use the print spooler.
It might be easyer to reinstall the printer, so remove the printer software from the computer, install the software and drivers again.

Dell 948... | Answered on Dec 28, 2008

Your printer loose documents:try to reset it ,unplug for an hour.
Or you might have interferences on your wireless :DECT phone, cell phone, or even an electric device who doesn't work propely, like tv, stove, speakers many things can parasites your connection...
If nothing does your printer as issues, think replacement...

Dell 948... | Answered on Dec 23, 2008

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