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BTR Cover open error

I had a paper jam which I cleared, now the readout on the front saysBTR Cover open. But it's not. Help. Been down for three weeks.

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  • Masterdragon Nov 24, 2008

    I did unplug it, waited and restarted it but same error message. You didn mention reset it?? Not sure what you meant by that.

  • Masterdragon Nov 24, 2008

    My problem is not smudging. The readout says BTR Cover open when it is not. Thanks.

  • Masterdragon Nov 24, 2008

    Sybabe, earlier you mentioned reset the printer. Did you mean just unplug it and wait and then plug it in and restart it? Or did you mean something else?

  • Masterdragon Dec 02, 2008

    Thanks Sybabe. I'll try that and let you know.

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The first BTR(bias transfer roller transfers the image from the drum to the belt, the second BTR transfers the image from the belt to the paper if it is not working then you will have worse problems than smudging, the most likely cause of smudging would be the belt cartridge
Here is the service manual.

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Turn off the printer, count 100, and then restart. If it still says the cover is open, turn it off, unplug the machine and reset it. Wait a couple minutes, plug it back and and restart.

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  • zabrina liang Nov 24, 2008

    There should be a small button (have you ever reset the router? or laptop?) small enough to fit a paper clip or something of that nature, push the paper clip in for 10 seconds and wait a couple minutes before restarting. This resets the unit back to its factory setting.

  • zabrina liang Nov 24, 2008

    look above for instructions on resetting. you need to find a little hole about the size of a pin and stick a paper clip in there stretched out for 10 seconds.

  • zabrina liang Nov 24, 2008

    It should be near the power adapter plug or the power button. Just check all over the printer for this little pin-hole.

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Paper jam in rear


Hi Linda,

1.Open the front cover.

2.Pull out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.

3.Open the back cover.

4.Pull the tab toward you to open the rear chute cover.

5.Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit. If the jammed paper cannot be pulled out easily, push down the tab with one hand as you gently pull out the paper with the other hand.

6. Close the back cover.

7. Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back into the machine.

8.Close the front cover.

If the error is not cleared, turn the power off on your Brother machine.

If the problem still continues, please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us".

9. Make a test copy. If the machine jams again, try the followings:

10. Make a test copy. If the machine jams again, use new paper from a fresh, unopened ream of paper. If the machine still jams, please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us".



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Feb 19, 2014 | Brother MFC Office Equipment & Supplies

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T652n 202.03 paperjam


1Open the upper-front cover and remove the toner cartridge.2
Look into the printer. Remove any jammed sheets of paper that you find there.

  • If the print job only consisted of this one page, reinstall the toner cartridge and close the front cover. Press the pattlnk_10162008_2247-select_button.jpg button to clear the error, and then try printing again.

  • If the print job consisted of more than one page, confirm the entire paper path is clear before printing again. Do the following:


    1. Remove the top paper tray ('Tray 1').
    2. Remove any jammed or partially-fed sheets of paper you find here, then reinstall the tray.
    3. Go around to the back of the machine and open the upper-rear cover. Remove any jammed sheets of paper you find, then close the cover.
    4. Once you have confirmed that the entire paper path is clear, reinstall the toner cartridge and close the front cover.
    5. Press the pattlnk_10162008_2247-select_button.jpg button to clear the error, and then try printing again.


  • If you cannot locate any jammed paper under the toner cartridge, then check the rest of the printer for any jammed paper. Do the following:

    • Remove the top paper tray ('Tray 1') and look for any jammed or partially-fed sheets of paper.
    • If you do not find any jammed pages there, reinstall the tray and go around to the back of the machine. Open the upper-rear cover and look there.
    • If the entire paper path appears to be clear, close the rear cover and power off the printer. Reinstall the toner cartridge and close the front cover. Power the printer back on. If a 200 error continues on power up, a sensor in the printer may be malfunctioning. This will require a service call to correct the issue. Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional information (see Contacting Lexmark Technical Supportbelow for details).

Aug 28, 2012 | Lexmark T652N PRINTER OPPENHEIMER SPECIAL...

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DRUM ERROR - HAD PAPER JAM, CLEARED THAT AND NOW IT WILL NOT PRINT - KEEP GETTING DRUM & ERROR


Sorry to hear you are having problems. Printers can be very frustrating at times. Below is a description of how to complete clear paper jams paper can get jammed it there pretty tightly and in very small places. Ensure you've followed all the steps to clear your paper jam and you should see your printer start working again. Refer to your user guide (or download via the link provided at the bottom) for illustrations.
  1. Open the front of the printer.
  2. Slowly take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly. Some of the jammed paper will be pulled out with the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
  3. Set the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
  4. To prevent damage to the printer caused by static electricity, DO NOT touch the electrodes inside the printer.
  5. Close the front cover.

    Note: Do not put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in at this point.

  6. Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
  7. Pull the jammed paper down and out of the printer.
  8. Open the back cover (back output tray).
  9. Still looking at the back of the printer, pull the tab toward you to open the fuser cover.
  10. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.

    HOT SURFACE
    After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer will be extremely hot. Wait for the printer to cool down before you touch the internal parts of the printer.

  11. Close the back cover (back output tray).
  12. On the drum unit you set aside, push down the green lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit. Clear the jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit.


    CAUTION
    Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, wipe or wash it off with cold water at once.

    To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT touch the roller part of the toner. Try to keep you hands, fingers and everything else away from there.

  13. Put the toner cartridge back into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put the cartridge in properly, the green lock lever will lift automatically.
  14. Open the front cover. Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in the printer.
  15. Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer.
  16. Close the front cover.
  17. Make sure that the Error LED is now off.
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_HL_2140_2170W_EN_1160.PDF

Jan 27, 2011 | Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer

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Error button is on saying paper jam, i got the paper out but it did not turn off the red error light. what do i do? i am so confused.


Sorry to hear you are having problems. Printers can be very frustrating at times. Below is a description of how to completely clear paper jams. Paper can get jammed in there pretty tightly and in very small places. Ensure you've followed all the steps to clear your paper jam and you should see your printer start working again. Refer to your user guide (or download via the link provided at the bottom) for illustrations.
  1. Open the front of the printer.
  2. Slowly take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly. Some of the jammed paper will be pulled out with the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
  3. Set the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
  4. To prevent damage to the printer caused by static electricity, DO NOT touch the electrodes inside the printer.
  5. Close the front cover.

    Note: Do not put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in at this point.

  6. Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
  7. Pull the jammed paper down and out of the printer.
  8. Open the back cover (back output tray).
  9. Still looking at the back of the printer, pull the tab toward you to open the fuser cover.
  10. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.

    HOT SURFACE
    After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer will be extremely hot. Wait for the printer to cool down before you touch the internal parts of the printer.

  11. Close the back cover (back output tray).
  12. On the drum unit you set aside, push down the green lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit. Clear the jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit.


    CAUTION
    Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, wipe or wash it off with cold water at once.

    To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT touch the roller part of the toner. Try to keep you hands, fingers and everything else away from there.

  13. Put the toner cartridge back into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put the cartridge in properly, the green lock lever will lift automatically.
  14. Open the front cover. Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in the printer.
  15. Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer.
  16. Close the front cover.
  17. Make sure that the Error LED is now off.
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_HL_2140_2170W_EN_1160.PDF

Jan 23, 2011 | Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer

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ERROR LITE FLASHING


this error indicates 1 of the following.

the front cover is open
the back cover is open
paper jam

usually its the back cover, either its not fully closed or the swing gate inside is not in track with the sensor, it has to be pulled out realigned and put back in.)

also possible there is a little piece of paper jammed inside the front or back area.

thanks adi

Aug 19, 2009 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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Paper jam and still won't print


Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. Before you can clear the error message, you must locate where in the unit the paper is jammed.

Unplug the machine for safety. Now follow these instructions based on where the paper jam is located.

1. Pull the paper tray out of the machine.
2. Pull out the jammed paper.
3. Reset the machine by opening the Upper Jam Clear Cover and then closing it.

If you cannot remove the jammed paper from the front of the machine, or the error message still appears on the LCD after you have removed the jammed paper, please go to the next step.

4. Remove the Lower Jam Clear Cover from the back of the machine. Pull the jammed paper out of the machine.

5. Put the Lower Jam Clear Cover back on. Make sure the cover is set properly.

6. Open the Upper Jam Clear Cover. Make sure that there is no jammed paper left in the corners of the machine.
Note: If the paper is jammed under the print head, unplug the machine from the power source, then move the print head to take out the paper. 7. Close the Upper Jam Clear Cover.

8. Close the output paper tray cover and slide it forward, then push the paper tray firmly back into the machine. While holding the paper tray in place, pull out the paper support until it clicks and unfold the paper support flap.

Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Aug 15, 2009 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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The readout says Paper Jam, open front cover to clear, press i. There was no jam. A page exiting the printer stuck at the bottom end. I pulled it out easily and intact. Immediately, the red light went...


open the printer again.you didnot specify which kodak printer you have. take all papers out of paper tray .fan them properly to make sure that no two papers are sticking to each other. load papers again in to the printer,contact kodak @1800 421 6699 if u face problem again.

Jul 25, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Dell 3100cn


the BTR cover is also called " Bias Transfer Roller " cover it should be that roller that seen when open the front cover most likely the Bias transfer roller door sensor in NOT detecting the dorr closed. make sure the tab isn't broken this will produce this error if it is.

Jul 23, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Error light keeps on flashing blue light at the


These are your possibilities based on your error.

Front cover is open
Close the front cover of the printer.
Fuser cover is open
Close the fuser cover located behind the back cover of the printer.
Paper jam
Clear the paper jam. See Paper jams and how to clear them on page 85. If the printer
does not start printing, press the Go button.
Memory full
The printer memory is full and the printer cannot print full pages of a document. See
Solving print problems on page 97.
Print overrun
A print overrun occurred and the printer cannot print full pages of a document. See
Solving print problems on page 97.

Jun 14, 2009 | Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer

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Error Codes 9-343


That means , second BTR is not in contact with transfer belt. Open front door and pull out paper transport and check that is everything OK with black roll and her assembly.Check sensors for dirt,and gears for damage.If You have used one ,replace it.

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