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Paper will not feed after initial start. Gives jammed paper read but cannot see any paper inside ink compartment. then makes a lot of noise and stops with paper feed just starting in.

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Since you did not specify a model I am going to assume you have a top feed model.
Remove the paper, flip upside down and shake.
Does anything seem to be in there rattling or fall out?
I had somebody bring in a printer for servicing because paper would not feed, turn out her kid was eating while standing over the printer. A half a pretzel came out...

But then this could have nothing to do with your problem

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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Paper will not feed


Check inside the machine at both ends of the cartridge carriage path i.e. far left and far right. Check for scrunched up paper and note, if it is there, it will likely be black with ink. If found please remove. Next take the back off the machine (there is usually a removable plate there to get to paper jams) and remove anything you find there. Also look right through towards the front and see if the little drop down paper feed sensor arms are all visible and swing freely. If not, fix them as you can. Once you have done these things, put everything back together and leave the printer powered off for 30sec. Power it up and see what happens. If you are still no go, either take it to a service tech or check to see if your insurance covers printers being beaten to death with a 4 pound hammer.

May 14, 2015 | HP Printers & Copiers

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Everytime I send something to print the printer starts normally, it grabs the paper to start printing but then the paper never moves again. It sounds as though the document is actually printing but theres...


I don't know what printer you have, but this applies to all printers. The first paragraph is just for inkjets. The the whole is related to laser printers.


85% of paper jams are caused by worn rollers. The rubber treads in the rollers wears down, making them smooth, so they won't pick up the paper. Sometimes, they are aged, which also gives them a smoother rounded texture, causing jams. The quick fix is to liven up that roller with a mixture of alcohol and soap. Damp a rag with the solution and wipe the rollers clean with it. That's make them more pliable and the paper jams will cease.


Metal Tab Separation- Pull out your paper tray and examine either end where the paper sits in. If any of the corners are held down by metal tabs, this is your paper feed system. Chances are, you only have one rubber roller or one set of rollers arranged along side of each other. Reach in where the tray goes and feel up. You should feel some rollers. They might be completely round, or they might be shaped like a half moon. Clean whichever part of them you can with the solution, and this should stop your paper jams. It might be necessary to turn them, but don't force them if they don't move freely.

Pickup Roller and Separation Pad-

If your printer uses this paper feed system, you should see a small piece of flat or slightly curved rubber or cork. It would be towards the end of the paper tray, or deep inside the paper loading cavity on top loaders. This 'separation pad' rubs against the paper feed roller, so if you find the pad, you've found the roller. Clean it and your jams should stop.


Three Roller Paper Separation System- Pull your paper tray out, and look for a roller on either end of it. If you find one, clean it. Then look inside the printer where that roller would rest with the paper tray inserted. You'll find another paper roller there. Clean this one also. Finally, look further back or closer to the front of your printer (depending on which way your paper feeds) to find another roller or set of rollers. Clean all of these, and your paper jams will go away

Jul 15, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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When i switch on my photocopier tohiba 2860, it asks for service and gives an error code 08221-918100. what could be the problem?


Hi tkasirye,

Welcome to Fixya.

You may need to check again the error code. According to the manufacturer's checklist for error codes, only the following are documented;

  1. Error Codes - Toshiba 2860

  1. "E01" Paper jam inside machine. "E02" Paper jam near the fuser. "E03" Paper jammed inside machine when power supply is switched on. "E04" Front cover open while copying. "E05" Paper jam near the aligning roller "E08" Paper jam at stacking area in the ADU "E11" Paper feeding jam at the ADU "E12" Manual feeding jam "E13" Paper jam from cassette 1 "E14" Paper jam from cassette 2 "E15" Paper jam from cassette 3 "E16" Paper jam from cassette 4 "E17" Paper jam from cassette 5 "E19" Paper jam from the LCF "E21" Paper jam in transport route 1 (LCF) "E22" Paper jam in transport route 2 (COPIER) "E23" Paper jam in transport route 3 (ALIGNING) "E25" Paper jam in transport route 4 (PFP) "E71" Original feed jam in ADF "E72" Original transporting jam in ADF "E73" Original exiting jam in ADF "E75" 2nd original feeding jam "E81" Paper jam before sorter "E82" Paper jam in sorter "E83" Sorter early arrival jam "E84" Paper in sorter when power is turned on "E85" Joint open jam while copying "E88" Paper jam outside the sorter bin "C01" Abnormal operation of the copier main motor "C04" Abnormal operation of the PFP main motor "C05" Abnormal operation of the ADU main motor "C11" Abnormal operation of the ADU side motor "C12" Abnormal operation of the ADU end motor "C13" Abnormal operation of the upper cassette tray "C14" Abnormal operation of the lower cassette tray "C15" Abnormal operation of the PFP upper cassette tray "C16" Abnormal operation of the PFP middle cassette tray "C17" Abnormal operation of the PFP lower cassette tray "C18" Abnormal operation of the LCF tray "C21" Optics carriage initialize error "C22" Lens initialize error "C23" Mirror initialize error "C26" Faulty exposure lamp "C33" Easy set-up is failed "C35" Developer material exists at the transfer separation adjustment "C41" Faulty thermistor or heater "C43" Faulty thermistor "C44" Faulty heater "C45" Sub thermistor is open
Shoulg you not find any of these mentioned error codes, I suggest you contact the tech support especially if the machine is still under warranty.

Hope this helps.

Takasashi

Jul 05, 2011 | Toshiba Printers & Copiers

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HP F4280 All in one Printer. Feed jammed (AVERY 8376 Ink Jet Business Cards); printer made noises, finally stopped; pulled paper backwards out of printer. Turned the printer on and the cartridges bang...


Hi there,

Well it's likely two cause in your case -
1.- It might be a misplaced actuator, check for instructions at:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&lang=en&cc=us&product=58057&dl...

2.- Check the power supply and its cable. It might be at the end of its life. Ideally, you should check the power supply under load at its limit. You may use a resistor rated for the load. It will be HOT, be careful. If you don't have it, might be more cumbersome, but you can use the printer as load, and make a test connector that allow you access to voltage terminals.

Good Luck!!

Thanks

Sep 16, 2009 | HP DeskJet F4280 All In One Printer InkJet

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Paper loading at angle annd now paper stuck inside


check behind your printer you wil see the cover pull and remove and jam paper, put off the printer before performing this task please

Jul 03, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

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Brother MFC-9420CN Paper Jam Error message w/ loud grinding noiz


please try this

  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
  3. Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
  4. Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
  5. If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
  6. If you find a piece of jammed paper, remove it by holding it with both hands and pulling firmly. The goal is to keep the paper from tearing. If several pieces are jammed together, try pulling out the middle piece first to loosen the jam.
  7. If the paper does tear, try rotating the roller gears manually to free the paper. Don't force anything, though. Do this step especially if the jam message comes up repeatedly without any obvious paper jam, there may be a small tear of paper inside.
  8. Ones the printer is free of paper Replace the toner or ink cartridge and paper trays, close any doors you opened and turn the printer back on.
  9. If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
  10. see alternative if the problem is still not solved.



alternative :
Load a piece of thick paper, for example photo paper and press the resume button (may be diffrent button on diffrent models) a few times to the printer picks up the paper and puts it through the machine.

Jun 09, 2009 | Brother MFC-9420CN All-In-One Laser...

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Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer Paper jam


Most likely something has broken in the loading gear. Never pull paper against the normal flow, of course, you know that now. Unless you can locate the broken part and replace it, I'm afraid there's not much you can do other than manually feed the paper.

Dec 31, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Paper Jam


there maybe some obstruction on the paper path, inspect visually any sign of abnormality in this area, replacing the ink would not cause this.

it is touching something thats why t is crooked, either small piece of paper, dirt, caked ink, or hardened ink on the roller, feeding unit may have some plate mis adjusted, misaligned feeeding tray as well. try this


cheers

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Papaer will not feed


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The high pitched whine and the paper stopping just before the fuser (the hot) unit is a known issue on the C3000 and C4100. If you are still searching for the solution to this issue, let me know, as I now have a working fix for the problem.

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Phaser 860 Printer posting a paper jam at start up.


Sounds like printhead needs replacement.
Moving these printers without cool down is known to destroy printheads and of course wax goes everywhere and then everything else fails.Think about replacement

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