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If your printer for any reason reports a paper jam, withput going through the "clearing paper jam" procedure it may not respond to print command. So follow the procedure below:-
Clearing paper jam in a printer is simple almost seven step
procedure depending on the printer. Paper jam is the term used to refer to the
scenario where your paper fails to come out of the printer during the print
process. When you send a document to the printer, normally the printer prints
out the document on a paper; then you can pick up your printed copy. When the
paper gets stuck in the printer, it is said that paper has jammed in the
printer "paper jam".
Even if you are not a technical person, you can conveniently
clear paper jams. All you need is to follow the set of procedures outlined
I had the same problem for DAYS and there was no paper jammed at all. I went to the cannon site as a last ditch effort & the solution below fixed it. Just clean the rollers and the link tells you how. Good luck!
Clearing a paper jam in a Lexmark laser printer is an easy thing to do.
Laser printers produce high-quality products and are fairly complex
machines, but paper jams (in most cases) can be solved mechanically
with a little know-how and time. Follow these steps to learn how to
clear a paper jam in a Lexmark laser printer.
Take the paper out of the paper trays. This will prevent any more paper from being drawn into the printer to further the jam.
the cover from the housing of your Lexmark laser printer. This will
expose the inner workings of the printer, and you also should be able
to see the jammed paper.
Pull gently on the jammed paper. In many cases this is all that is required; the paper jam should move out slowly and smoothly.
the flashing paper jam button. This will allow the rotors to turn
freely, which will facilitate the easy removal of the jam.
your Lexmark laser printer if the jam persists. This will allow you to
pull more firmly without the gears working against you.
the inner workings and confirm that all paper and shreds of paper have
been removed. If the paper tore during the clearing, make sure none
remains or it will inhibit normal printer function.
Plug the printer back in, refill the paper tray and try to print again.
Make sure to use a printer and paper type that are compatible. Consult your owner’s manual and the manufacturer’s Web site.
To deal with a large jam, it might be necessary to pull sheets from the middle of the jam in order to loosen the whole thing.
pull the paper “with the grain” of the mechanism, if possible. Pull it
through the printer the way paper normally travels so that you don’t go
against the gears.
For more serious repairs, contact an electronic store or professional repair person.
Do a complete reset. 1- Clear the printer queue. 2- Turn off the device. 3- Remove paper in the tray and possible paper jammed. 4- Remove ink toner. 5- Turn on the device briefly and turn it off. 6- Replace paper and toner. 7- Turn on!