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Copy mechanism now results in paper jam

Even automatic print out jams

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  • thotsonltd Jan 05, 2009

    That stacking was not the problem. I have never overloaded and always fan paper.

  • thotsonltd Jan 05, 2009

    Yes. While cleaning, I also found two bits of paper jammed. Learned something new today. A great product I've had for years. Thanks much.

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Well, paper jam was addressed by

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you rewarded the wrong expert.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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Hi there
Look for any objects that could be causing the the jam, for example pencils, paperclips etc.
Also clean the rollers and feed mechanisms with rubbing alcohol to get rid of and partly dried ink which could be causing the paper to jam

good luck and kind regards

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If the paper is inserted to much on the inner side forcibly it gets into paper jams again n again.or if the gears are worn out this paper jam problem causes.in that case you will have to service/clean the printer internally to resolve this problem.this is common.

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Please consult your user manual and ensure you are not using over the recommended thickness of paper

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Try hard reset .

Unplug the unit from power chord for 30 minutes and plug back the power chord to the unit .
This will reset your unit .


Check for any bit of paper inside the machine

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Did you try after cleaning the fax.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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    rockfixya Jan 06, 2009

    Thanks for giving me FixYa.


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Make sure there is not too much paper loaded, have only the half of the current load in the bay. Make sure the paper is a little loose, if inserted too tightly may cause paper jams.

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