On your PC, you may discover that your Brother, Canon, Ricoh, Epson, or HP printer says it is out of paper but actually has paper. How can you get rid of the problem if you are bothered by it? Take it easy and use this post to find some effective solutions.

Printer Keeps Saying out of Paper

When using a printer on your Windows PC, you may receive an error message stating that your printer has run out of paper. You may believe there is no paper and that you must refill the paper tray in order to continue using your printer. Actually, you can receive the same mistake whether you’re out of paper or not.

This problem occurs on all printers, including Canon, Ricoh, Epson, Brother, and HP. The most typical causes of this problem are as follows: the paper input tray is overloaded, dust or moisture might impact the paper feed or paper pick rollers, the printer driver is outdated, and so on. As a result, the printer is unable to detect the paper that has been introduced into the tray.

Don’t worry if your printer has paper but claims it’s out of paper; instead, proceed to the following section to learn some valuable troubleshooting methods.

Canon/Ricoh/Epson/Brother/HP Printer Says out of Paper But Has Paper

Check the Paper Condition

This is the first thing you should do. When the printing paper’s condition is not proper, perhaps your printer keeps saying out of paper.

1.Confirm that all of the paper is the same size and type.

2.Inspect the paper for damage or curling, particularly at the edges.

3.Do not fill the paper tray with more than 25 sheets.

4.Align the edges of the sheets and place them in the paper tray.


Check the Rear Panel of Your Printer

Your printer’s rear panel may not be correctly mounted, and you should go inspect it. If not, there could be some paper jammed or stuck there. Simply remove the back panel, clean up any debris or jammed paper, and replace the back panel on the printer.


Clear Your Printer Roller

If dirt builds in the printer’s rollers, your printer may indicate that it is out of paper yet actually has paper. Clear your printer rollers to resolve this issue.

1. Turn off your printer and unplug the power cords.

2. Take out all of the paper from the printer.

3.Using a cloth and bottled water, clean the rollers.

4.Reconnect the power cables and restart the printer.


Reset Your Printer

Resetting the printer, according to users, may be a solution. Simply disconnect the power cords without turning off your printer. Connect the power cables to your printer after 30 seconds. If your printer does not turn on automatically, turn it on manually.


Update Your Printer Driver

An outdated printer driver can cause a variety of printer issues, including printer error, inability to print, printer not working, and the issue where the printer says it is out of paper but has paper. To resolve your problem, try updating the printer driver to the most recent version.

Step 1: Go to open Device Manager in Windows 11/10/8/7 by pressing Win + R, typing devmgmt.msc, and clicking OK.

Step 2: Expand Printers, right-click on your printer and choose Update driver.

Step 3: Choose the first option in the pop-up window to let the system automatically search for an available driver and install it.


Make Sure Print Spooler Is Running

Print Spooler is in charge of storing print jobs in Windows. If this service is down, you may encounter the following situation: the printer has paper but says it is out of paper. Go to the Print Spooler service and enable it.

Step 1: Type services.msc in the search box and click Services to open this app.

Step 2: Locate Print Spooler and make sure it is running. If it is stopped, right-click this service and choose Start.

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