If your printer shows an Out of paper error but you have paper in the in-tray, then what do you do? In this guide, we show you different ways to resolve this issue that can occur due to printer malfunction.
Printer says Out of Paper, but has Paper
If you have enough paper in the printer’s in-tray, but your printer still says that it is Out of paper, try the following suggestions:
- Make sure the printer is not overstacked with papers
- Check if the paper has any damaged corners
- Clean the paper rollers
- Reset the printer
- Adjust the paper settings in the print driver
Let’s get into the details of the solutions.
1] Make sure the printer is not overstacked with papers
If you stuff the printer with more and more papers than it can handle, you can see the error. You need to make sure the papers are set in proper limits and can be easily pickable by the printer.
2] Check if the paper has any damaged corners
The papers that are stacked in the printer should be clear without damage or folds. Make sure the papers are in good condition and remove the papers that look bad. Also, align the paper correctly in the printer according to the lines on the printer.
3] Clean the paper rollers
The condition of the paper rollers of your printer should be good. Clean them and make sure they don’t have any dust or anything on them.
4] Reset the printer
You need to reset the printer if the issue is not yet fixed.
To reset the printer, disconnect the power chord from the printer as well as the power socket. Wait for a minimum of 15 seconds and reconnect them. Then, turn on the printer and see if the error has disappeared.
5] Adjust the paper settings in the print driver
The page size of the document you are printing might not be the size of the paper in your printer. This can also cause an error. You need to adjust the paper size settings in the Print properties while you are printing. Set the size of the document paper size that matches with the printer paper size.
These are the different ways you can use to fix the error when the printer says out of paper but has paper.
What to do when your printer says there is no paper but there is?
When your printer says there is no paper but there is, you need to align the papers correctly, check the paper for damages, reset the printer, adjust paper sizes, etc to fix the error.
How do I fix the paper feed problem on my HP printer?
When you face the paper feed problem on your HP printer, clean the paper rollers, check the paper for damages and put clear papers, reset the printer, adjust paper sizes to get rid of the problem.