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Paper doesn't feed

Machine makes a grinding sound when attempting to print. Paper starts to feed; however, jam signal comes on and machine shuts down. Paper never gets more than half way through.

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  • blanchardw Jan 12, 2009


    Canon PC745

    It says paper jam and turns off. The grinding noise comes on when the copy button is pushed.

  • jpd8 May 11, 2010

    ? - You said the machine shuts down -- does that mean turns off or just stops and says paper jam? What is the make and model?

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It could be a few things, but the times I've had similar problems it was either caused by the feed/gripper rollers in the paper trays being worn out, thus not feeding any paper or feeding half a sheet and then jamming.

Or, it could be that the elevator in your paper tray isn't lifting, but if it's taking paper it's probably the rollers.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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