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Hp c4380 snarls paper / jams every time

After a minor paper jam, I cleared from the rear, and front. Thought all paper removed after tearing. Is there a way to access further inside, or is there maybe a roller problem at the back? Am stumped with this one.

It takes the paper in and a few second later the paper jams, when rear door is removed, it is wound over rear rollers.

Hope someone can help as I really like this printer?
Many thanks.

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  • tefal Jan 25, 2009

    Good advice and many thanks Yooperbud! It's quite sensitive for loading, and if paper is slightly too far into the paper feeder, that's when it snarls! I thinks the trick is in a little finness!!

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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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Carriage jam message...........comes on no matter what.........reset several times


Solution one: Turn the All-in-One off and on again Turning the product off and then on again might resolve the issue. Step one: Turn the All-in-One off and on again
  1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the product.
  2. Wait 60 seconds.
  3. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product
Step two: Print a self-test report
  1. Load plain white paper into the input tray.
  2. Press the Setup button (c01461502.gif ). The Setup menu opens.
  3. Press the arrow button to select Tools , and then press OK .
  4. Press the arrow button to select Self-Test Report , and then press OK . The self-test report prints.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , and the self-test report prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
  • If the self-test report does not print , continue with the next solution.
Solution two: Clear any jammed paper Jammed paper can cause the carriage to stall. Follow these steps to clear any jammed paper. Step one: Remove any loose paper Remove any loose sheets of paper from the input tray and the output tray. CAUTION: Do not remove jammed paper at this stage. Trying to clear jammed paper from the front of the product can damage the print mechanism. Step two: Clear the paper jam from the rear of the All-in-One Use the following steps to check for and remove jammed paper from the rear of the HP product.
  1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the product.
  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.
  3. Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.
  4. Squeeze the tab on the rear access door to release it, and then pull the door outward to remove it from the product Figure 1: Open the rear access door
  5. Gently remove any jammed paper from the rollers inside the product. CAUTION: If the paper tears while removing it from the rollers, check the rollers for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more paper jams are likely to occur.
  6. Reattach the rear access door. Gently push the door forward until it snaps into place.

Jun 21, 2011 | HP Photosmart C5280 Printer

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Paper is always jamming


Clear the jam from the back of the All-in-One Follow these steps to clear the jam from the back of the product
  1. While the product is still on, disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
  2. Press in the tab on the left side of the rear door to release the door. Pull the door away from the product to remove it.
    1. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers. CAUTION: If the paper tears, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. Remove all the pieces of paper from the product to prevent more paper jams.
    2. Replace the rear door. Gently push the door forward until it snaps into place.
    3. Connect the power cord to the back of the product.
    4. Press the OK button to continue the current print job
      Clear the jam from the front of the All-in-One If you cannot remove the paper jam from the back of the product, follow these steps to remove the paper jam from the front. CAUTION: Remove the paper jam carefully because it is possible to damage the product when removing paper from the front.
      1. While the product is still on, disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
      2. If necessary, pull the input tray down to open it, and then lower the print cartridge door.
        1. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers. CAUTION: If the paper tears when you are removing it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If you do not remove all the pieces of paper from the product, more paper jams might occur.
        2. Close the print cartridge door.
        3. Connect the power cord to the back of the product.
        4. On the control panel, press the Start Copy Black button (c01495311.gif ) to continue the current print job.
          Step three: Perform a power reset Follow these steps to reset the product.
          1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product.
          2. With the product turned on , disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.
          3. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
          4. Wait at least 15 seconds.
          5. Plug the power cord back into the wall outlet.
          6. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.
          7. If the product does not turn on by itself, press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn it on.
          Step four: Clean the rollers

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Paper is jammed in my HP Photosmart C3180 All-in-One. Can't figure out how to open machine to remove paper.


Follow these steps to clear the jam from the product. Step one: Remove any loose paper Remove any loose sheets of paper from the input tray and the output tray.
CAUTION: Do not remove jammed paper at this stage. Trying to clear jammed paper from the front of the product can damage the print mechanism. Remove any loose paper Do not pull jammed paper c01954290.gif c01961869.gif Step two: Clear the jam from the rear of the All-in-One Follow these steps to clear the paper jam from the rear of the product.
CAUTION: Never pull jammed paper from the front of the product. Pulling paper from inside the front cover can cause mechanical damage to the product. Always access and clear paper jams through the rear access door.
  1. With the product powered on, disconnect the power cord, USB cable, and Ethernet cable from the rear of the product.
  2. Press in the tab on the rear access door to release the door. Pull the door away from the product to remove it. Figure 1: Remove the rear access doorc00703963.gif
  3. To avoid tearing jammed paper, gently grab both edges of the jammed paper, and then pull with even pressure to remove.
  4. Use a flashlight to thoroughly check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product.
    CAUTION: Make sure to remove any bits of torn paper from the rollers inside the product. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more jams are likely to occur. Figure 2: Check the product for bits of torn paperc01979299.gif
  5. While you have the rear access door removed, check the rollers with your fingers. Rollers should roll freely and feel springy. If rollers are missing or do not turn freely, buy a replacement rear access door. Click here to order a replacement part from HP .
  6. Reattach the rear access door. Gently push the door toward the product until it snaps into place.
Step three: Clear the jam from the front of the All-in-One
CAUTION: Carefully remove bits of torn or jammed paper from the front of the product. If you pull too hard on jammed paper, you might damage the print mechanism.
  1. Make sure that you disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.
  2. Open the cartridge access door. Figure 3: Open the cartridge doorc00372271.gif
  3. Gently pull out any jammed bits or torn pieces of paper from the rollers inside the product.
    CAUTION: If the paper tears when you remove it from the rollers, check the rollers for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If pieces of paper remain in the product, more paper jams might occur.
  4. Close the cartridge access door.
  5. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.
  6. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product.

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How to clear paper jam?


How to clear the jam depends on where the jam is.

If the Jam is in Tray 1:
1. If you can see the jammed sheet, remove the jammed sheet by pulling it straight out.
2. If you cannot see the jammed sheet, open the tray 1 door and pull out tray 2.
3. Push down on two tabs to release the tray 1 panel.
4. Remove the jammed sheet by pulling it straight out.
5. Push up on two tabs to replace the tray 1 panel.
6. Replace tray 2.

If the Jam is in Tray 2:
1. Pull out tray 2 and place it on a flat surface.
2. Remove the jammed sheet by pulling it straight out.
3. Replace tray 2.
4. Press OK to continue printing.

If the Jam is in the Fuser area:
1. Open the rear door.
2. Remove any jammed sheets.
3. Close the rear door.

If the Jam is in the Output Bin:
1. Look for jammed paper in the output bin area.
2. Remove any visible media
3. Open and then close the rear door to clear the message.

It is possible that the paper may tear when clearing the jam. Be sure to clear any paper fragments that tear off.

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Clear the paper jam Followthese steps in the order presented to clear the paper jam. Step one: Remove any loose paper: Remove any loose sheets of paper from the input tray and theoutput tray. Take note: Do not remove jammed paper at this stage. Trying to clear jammed paper from the front of the product can damage the print mechanism. Step two: Clear the jam from therear of the product Take note : Never pull jammed paper from the front of the product. If you can pull it from the rear of the product or the tray, always try the rear first. Pulling paper from inside the front cover can cause mechanical damage to the product. 1. Pressthe Power button ( clip_image001.gif ) to turn off the product. 2. Disconnectthe USB cable from the rear of the product. 3. Disconnectthe power cord from the rear of the product. 4. Pressin the tab on the left side of the rear door to release the door. Remove thedoor by pulling it away from the HP All-in-One. Figure 1: Press the left side tab torelease the rear access door Gently remove any jammed paper orbits of torn paper from the rollers inside the product. Use both hands to pullout any whole sheets of paper to avoid tearing them. Take Note: Use a flashlight to thoroughly check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more jams are likely to occur. Figure2: Remove scraps of paper Replacethe rear access door. Gently push the door forward until it snaps into place. Step three: Clear the jam from theautomatic document feeder (ADF) 1. Openthe cover of the ADF. Figure 3: Open the cover of the ADF 1. Gentlypull the paper out of the rollers. CAUTION: If the paper tears when you are removing it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If you do not remove all the pieces of paper from the product, more paper jams are likely to occur. 2. Closethe cover of the ADF. Step four: Clear the jam from thefront of the product 1. Lookinside the product through the paper output tray to check if any loose or tornpaper is stuck in the rollers. 2. Gentlypull the paper out of the rollers. You must Remove paper from the front of the product as carefully as possible. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more paper jams are likely to occur, and this could damage the print mechanism. Use a flashlight to make sure that you find all traces of paper. 3. Reconnectthe power cord to the rear of the product. 4. Pressthe Power button (clip_image001.gif ) to turn on the product. Step five: Print a self-test report Printa self-test report. Please inform me if this help you with the paper jamproblem.

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Printer says to clear paper jam and press OK there is no paper jam


If the HP All-in-One has a paper jam, first check the rear door. If the jammed paper is not
in the rear rollers, check the top door.

To clear a paper jam from the rear door
1. Turn off the HP All-in-One.
2. Press in the tab on the rear door to release the door. Remove the door by pulling it
away from the HP All-in-One.
CAUTION: Trying to clear a paper jam from the front of the HP All-in-One can
damage the print mechanism. Always access and clear paper jams through the
rear door.

Page 148 of manual here will show you more info as well as photos on hoto.

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It says there's a paper jam or a scanner misfeed..but there's nothing there


Paper stuck inside the HP All-in-One can cause jams or also sometimes there are some instruction that get stuck in the printer internal mechanism .
Power off the printer , unplug the power cable. Wait for 30 sec. , Replug the power cable. Power on the printer.
Check for a stuck paper or torn bits of paper.
Clear jam from the back of all-in-one
Press in the tab on the left side of the rear door to release the door. Remove the door by pulling it away from the HP All-in-One.Trying to clear a paper jam from the front of the HP All-in-One can damage the print mechanism. Always access and clear paper jams through the rear door.
Gently pull the paper out of the rollers.If the paper tears when you are removing it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might be remaining inside the device. If you do not remove all the pieces of paper from the HP All-in-One, more paper jams are likely to occur.
Replace the rear door. Gently push the door forward until it snaps into place.
Press OK to continue the current job.
Clear the jam from the automatic document feeder (ADF)
Paper can also jam in the automatic document feeder. Follow the steps below to clear a paper jam in the automatic document feeder(ADF)
Lift the cover of the automatic document feeder.
Gently pull the paper out of the rollers.
Reload and test the all-in-one
Once you have removed the jammed paper, verify that the all-in-one is still functioning properly.
Reload the all-in-one with either plain or photo paper.
Print a page from a memory card or the computer.
If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem contact HP to service the product.

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How do I open the 1610 printer to fix a paper jam?


Press in the tab on the left side of the rear clean-out door to release the door.
Remove the door by pulling it away from the HP All-in-One.
Caution Trying to clear a paper jam from the front of the HP All-in-
One can damage the print mechanism. Always access and clear
paper jams through the rear clean-out door.
2. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers.
Warning If the paper tears when you are removing it from the
rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that
might be remaining inside the device. If you do not remove all the
pieces of paper from the HP All-in-One, more paper jams are likely to
occur.
3. Replace the rear clean-out door. Gently push the door forward until it snaps
into place.
4. Press OK to continue the current job

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Could you please tell me how to release paper jammed in a hp photosmart c3175 ALL IN ONE printer scanner copier,if I pull the paper it just tears away. Thank You . RAY WINCH. EMAIL...


Clearing a paper jam from the rear door Follow the steps below to clear a paper jam through the rear door.
  1. Press in the tab on the left side of the rear door to release the door. Remove the door by pulling it away from the unit. Figure 1: Removing the rear door c00652942.gif
  2. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers. CAUTION: If the paper tears when you are removing it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might be remaining inside the device. If you do not remove all of the pieces of paper from the unit, more paper jams are likely to occur.
  3. Replace the rear door. Gently push the door forward until it snaps into place.
  4. Press Cancel to continue the current job.
Clearing a paper jam from the front door
  1. If necessary, pull the input tray down to open it. Then, lower the print cartridge door. Figure 2: Lowering the print cartridge door c00652943.gif
  2. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers. CAUTION: If the paper tears when you are removing it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might be remaining inside the device. If you do not remove all the pieces of paper from the unit, more paper jams are likely to occur.
  3. Close the print cartridge door. Figure 3: Closing the print cartridge door c00652944.gif
  4. Press Start Copy Black or Start Copy Color to continue the current job.

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Clearing paper jam


Solution Use the following instructions to clear a paper jam from the HP All-in-One.
  1. Press in the tab on the rear clean-out door to remove the door. CAUTION: Clearing a paper jam from the top or front of the HP All-in-One can damage the print mechanism. Whenever possible, access and clear paper jams through the rear clean-out door. Figure 1: Pressing the tab and opening the rear clean-out door c00444711.gif
  2. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers. CAUTION: If the paper tears when you are removing it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the HP All-in-One. If you do not remove all the pieces of paper from the HP All-in-One, more paper jams are might occur.
  3. Replace the rear clean-out door and gently push it forward until it snaps into place.
  4. On the HP All-in-One control panel, press OK to continue the current job. NOTE: If the paper is still jammed, see the onscreen Troubleshooting Help that came with the HP Image Zone software.
  5. If the jam occurs again, check to make sure the paper type in the printer matches the paper type set in the printer driver properties

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