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HP 2840 printer paper jam

My HP2840 jams ever time I try to use tray 2 (loading paper from the bottom tray). It works fine from tray 1, the front tray. I've replaced the separation pad in the drawer and the pick up roller for it that is underneath the unit. I can't figure out why it jams ever time. The paper path seems to be clear. What's the deal???

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  • bill475 Nov 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. The paper jams and when I remove the paper tray there is a slight tear on the right side of the paper about 1/3 of the way from the front.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    im having the same problem. Is it possible to just clean the sensor? if so, how and with what? Pager goes in to exactly 1/2 page every time. I Have cleaned all rollers, and still its the same.

    Ideas?

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The paper feeds in maybe 2 inches, then the printer beeps and stops. After inspection, I sometimes can see the paper come up to the registration roller, then stop. Other times it doesn't even make it that far. If it is a sensor problem, wouldn't the paper stop at the same place every time?

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

Does the paper feed at all(1/2 way) no feed,if not pick-up paper most likely will be feed motor if 1/4,1/2 or 3/4 fed will be sensor at falt or 2nd tray conectors dirty or making false contact.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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