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Paper jam in HP Photosmart C 6280

Picked up ALL the paper and is jammed. Can open the shell, but still can't pull any of the paper out (tried one page ... tried them all). Help!

Is there a release so that the printing heads are lifted away from the paper?

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  • sweettart018 Jan 15, 2009

    all the paper fed into printer and jammed it. i cannot find a way to release it.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    Thank You So much~! What a simple fix!!!! Very Helpful!!!! Thank You Again!

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Have you tried removing the back panel. Click on the link for pictures but it is the easiest way to access the paper in the printer when jammed.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01257110&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3194498

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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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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.

If you are satisfied with my answer, be sure to click on the "Thumbs-Up". If you have further questions, please feel free to ask them. Thanks for using our service!

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Thanks for using FixYa. Perform the steps below in order to solve this incidence:
  1. Disconnect the power cord or power supply adaptor from the rear of the HP All-in-One product.
  2. Remove the paper pack remaining in the input tray.
WARNING - Do not try to remove the jammed paper sheet yet. Trying to clear a paper jam from the front of the device can damage the print mechanism. Always clear paper jams through the rear access door.
  1. Open the rear access door or the two-sided printing accessory.
  2. Gently pull the jammed paper sheet out of the rollers.
  3. If the paper tore when it was being removed from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the device. If not all the pieces of paper are removed from the device, paper jams are likely to occur again later.
  4. Replace the rear access door or the two-sided printing accessory.
  5. Restart the printer to continue the current job.
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Please try this to clear the paper jam

  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
  3. Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
  4. Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
  5. If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
  6. If you find a piece of jammed paper, remove it by holding it with both hands and pulling firmly. The goal is to keep the paper from tearing. If several pieces are jammed together, try pulling out the middle piece first to loosen the jam.
  7. If the paper does tear, try rotating the roller gears manually to free the paper. Don't force anything, though. Do this step especially if the jam message comes up repeatedly without any obvious paper jam, there may be a small tear of paper inside.
  8. Ones the printer is free of paper Replace the toner or ink cartridge and paper trays, close any doors you opened and turn the printer back on.
  9. If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
  10. see alternative if the problem is still not solved.



alternative :
Load a piece of thick paper, for example photo paper and press the resume button (may be diffrent button on diffrent models) a few times to the printer picks up the paper and puts it through the machine.

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Try opening the rear of the printer. There should be a pull out plastic piece you can remove to clear paper jams. When you can get to the paper, don't pull too fast or you might tear the paper and leave some inside that will be even harder to remove.

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