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Lexmark, paper jams and prints in same place, over+++

My paper jams up in one side of my printer, Lexmark Z12, and it just prints over and over in the same place, how can I fix this problem, or is it time to throw the printer out? Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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Normal 0 I suggest you get a sheet of Card Stock (Heavy paper) and place it in the feed way. Then press the print button applying a slight amount of pressure on the Card Stock so it will feed through the printer. The reason for this is in some cases I have been able to clear the paper track of debris that was deposited there over time.
Worth a try, as I have fixed a number of printers this way, saving costly repairs.
Hope this helps. Bud

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  • Test the cartridges one by one and do the printer hardware test (refer to the relevant document for your printer) to establish which one is defective. The defective cartridge needs to be changed.
  • If the power light on the printer is blinking, you may have a carrier stall. To check this:
    1. First unplug the printer.
    2. Move the cartridges to the left by hand. In order to do this, you need to grip the top of the carrier belt (a black/grey belt with cog-like teeth) and pull it towards the right-hand side of the printer.
    3. Once the cartridges have been moved across, you can clip them out.
    4. Try to print without the cartridges in the carrier.
    5. If you no longer have a carrier stall, put the cartridges back into the carrier and clip them into place.


Lights Flashing on the Printer ID: 241
  • Test the cartridges one by one and do the printer hardware test (refer to the relevant document for your printer) to establish which one is defective. The defective cartridge needs to be changed.
  • If the power light on the printer is blinking, you may have a carrier stall. To check this:
    1. First unplug the printer.
    2. Move the cartridges to the left by hand. In order to do this, you need to grip the top of the carrier belt (a black/grey belt with cog-like teeth) and pull it towards the right-hand side of the printer.
    3. Once the cartridges have been moved across, you can clip them out.
    4. Try to print without the cartridges in the carrier.
    5. If you no longer have a carrier stall, put the cartridges back into the carrier and clip them into place.


Lights Flashing on the Printer ID: 241
  • Test the cartridges one by one and do the printer hardware test (refer to the relevant document for your printer) to establish which one is defective. The defective cartridge needs to be changed.
  • If the power light on the printer is blinking, you may have a carrier stall. To check this:
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    3. Once the cartridges have been moved across, you can clip them out.
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