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Paper Jam message

My fax machine sends a message stating that there is a paper jam, even though there is no paper in the machine. Subsequently the machine doesn't work because of this.

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Re: Paper Jam message

There are a couple of sensor flags in side the machine and also the document feeder area. Little black levers that flip and trip a sensor. Make sure they are all moving freely. There is one or two in the doc feed area. One inside the paper feed area. One or two in the ribbon area.

Posted on Aug 09, 2007

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