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It seems inevitable that the copy machine will have a paper jam. You
need the copies immediately, so how do you fix the jam? Luckily,
ingenuity and a manual, can help you fix the problem yourself. Fixing a
paper jam, can elevate you to hero status amongst your co-workers.
Discover the location of the jam. Carefully
open the cover of the copy machine and the paper tray to see exactly
where the paper is jammed.
Turn off the copy machine before pulling out the paper.
the page out, the opposite way it is fed into the copier. Pull the
jammed sheet out gently. If you tug too hard, the paper may rip.
Check for any paper fragments and clean up any torn pieces.
the roller where the jam occurred to be sure none of the copier parts
are loose or broken. The roller should be smooth all the way across
with no possible snags.
Replace the cover and paper tray and turn the machine back on.
the button to cancel the paper jam message. This button will vary among
copy machines. The display will tell you which button to push.
Does the paper exit the paper tray? If not, the half-moon shaped feed rollers may be slippery. Turn the copier on its back side to see the rollers. Usually they are facing upwards and the rubber side is unreachable. Turn the copier back to its original position.
1. Press the copy button. When the copier starts feeding paper take the power cord off-QUICKLY. If you are quick enough the rollers remain at down position and you can clean them with some kind of rubber cleaning liquid or solvent. Perhaps alcohol, but it tends to dry out the rubber surface.
Check if you have any matter that is blocking the paper path, also try to clean the rollers that picks up paper. If you happened that copier is in a dusty enviroment, dust could deposit on rollers, and rollers when picking up paper will start slipping. Try to clean with alcohol.