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Phantom paper jam

The printer is indicating a paper jam when there isn't one. have tried turning it on and off, from mains and computer, opened all the doors, pressed all the buttons, getting quite irritated now. any advice?

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Same as sarahfrank and have tried all the suggestions on the hp web site.

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