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Open feed1 cover pull out tray 1

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: paper transport does not work; terrible grinding noise

I took mine apart from the back and put it back together and it worked. It is probably due to moving it and the bottom paper tray alignment gets out of whack. I inspected all of the gear train and didn't find any worn or missing teeth. I suspect a paper jam started it and the user turned the printer around to open the back door. Since the handles are on the printer the tray doesn't move with it which allows it to separate and possibly jam a pickup drive gear.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Printer will not catch paper in tray

The rollers need to be clean or replaced.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

damanpreet_c
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SOURCE: Dell 3100 CN printer...message on printer reads load tray

Cycle Power on the Printer

  1. Turn the printer off.
  2. Wait 10 seconds.
  3. Turn the printer on.
  4. Determine if the issue still occurs.
Verify There is Paper in the Tray

Verify the Paper Size
Look at the chart below to verify that the paper size meets the 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn-series specifications.
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Verify the paper size in the tray matches the size set in the 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn-series printer´s operator panel.

To verify the paper size in the tray matches the size set in the printer's operator panel, perform the following steps:
  1. Press the MENU button.
  2. Press the down arrow until Tray Settings appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  3. Press the down arrow until Paper Size appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  4. Press the down arrow until the specific paper tray (Tray 1, Tray 2, or MPF) appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  5. Press the down arrow to select the specific paper size, as shown in Figure 1, and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  6. Press the MENU button.
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*1 Denotes country-specific factory default values.
*2 Available for the optional 250-sheet cassette only.

Figure 1 - Paper Size Chart





Verify the Paper Type Matches the Type Set in the Printer´s Operator Panel

To verify the paper type matches the type set in the printer's operator panel, perform the following steps:
  1. Press the MENU button.

  2. Press the down arrow until Tray Settings appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  3. Press the down arrow until Paper Type appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  4. Press the down arrow until the specific paper tray (Tray 1, Tray 2, or Multipurpose Feeder) appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  5. Press the down arrow to select the specific paper type, as shown in Table 1, and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  6. Press the MENU button.
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Table 1: Paper Type Chart

All media types that are not Plain 1 should be printed from the MPF only.


Verify the printing preferences on the Dell™ 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn / 5100cn-series printer.
To verify the printing preferences is set to print from the correct tray with the correct paper size, perform the following steps:
  1. Click the Start button, go to Settings, and click Printers and Faxes.
    The Printers and Faxes window appears.
  2. Right-click Dell Laser Printer 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn / 5100cn-series and click Printing Preferences.
    The Printing Preferences window appears.
  3. Verify the Paper Size drop-down is set to the correct paper size loaded in the specific tray to be printed from..
  4. Click the Paper Tray tab.
  5. Click the Paper Source drop-down menu and select the specific tray to be printed from.
    This sets the size and tray defaults.

Verify the Paper Size From the Printing Application Matches the Designated Printer Tray
To verify the paper size from the printing application matches the designated printer tray, perform the following steps:
  1. Open the application being used to print the document. (Example: Microsoft Word)
  2. Click File and click Print.
  3. Verify the paper size.

Verify the Paper Source From the Printing Application Matches the Designated Printer Tray
  1. Open the application being used to print the document.
  2. Click File and click Print.
  3. Verify the paper source.

Do not replace any printer hardware as this is not a printer hardware issue.

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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SOURCE: paper jam ,no paper jam found Dell 1815dn

give this a try

  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.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Hello,

This error can also be caused by other problems, two of which are as follows.

1) The paper tray has a flap which opens when the MPF (Multi Purpose Feeder) is lowered. If this flap has been pushed out of one of its pivot points due to 'rough' handling of the paper tray, it can cause paper jams, and it can sometime cause the printer to 'think' it has a jam.

Just re-locate the flap properly, and make sure that it does open when you pull the MPF down.

I've seen this happen on a fe of these printers - keep your thumb OFF the flap of the paper tray when you open and close it to reload it with paper.


2) Paper quality can be a cause - seen this happen on this printer when a different paper was used - more likely with a printer that has done a lot of work and the pickup/transport rollers are starting to wear.
Replacement pickup and transport rollers are available quite cheaply on THAT well known internet auction site (and probably elsewhere to)

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

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Paper jams and burn


Lets try the following

  1. If there is no paper, load a new stack of paper into the paper tray.
  2. If there is paper in the paper tray, make sure it is straight. If the paper is curled, you should straighten it. Sometimes it is helpful to remove the paper, turn the stack over and put it back into the paper tray.
  3. Reduce the amount of paper in the paper tray, and then try again.
  4. Check that the MP tray mode is not chosen in the printer driver.
  5. If the LCD shows Paper Jam message and you still have a problem
Or try
  1. Pull the paper tray completely out of the machine.
  2. Use both hands to slowly pull out the jammed paper.
  3. Press the cover release lever to open the front cover
  4. Slowly take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly. The jammed paper may be pulled out with the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly, or this may release the paper so you can pull it out of the paper tray opening.
  5. Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in the machine.
  6. Close the front cover.
  7. Put the paper tray firmly back in the
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Rear cover jammed


Hi madeleine,
1.Press the cover release button and then open the front cover.
2.Slowly take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly. The jammed paper will be pulled out with the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
3.Open the back cover.
4.Pull the tabs at the left and right hand sides toward you to open the fuser cover (1).
5.Using both hands, gently pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
6.Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in the printer (press firmly).
Fully close the front and back covers.
Pull the duplex tray completely out of the printer.
7.Pull the the jammed paper out of the printer or the duplex tray.
8.Put the duplex tray back in the printer.
9. Make sure that the Back Cover LED and the Paper LED are off and then, the Status LED lights green.
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Paper jam printer 3524


Clear the jammed paper as follows.

If the jammed paper is removed completely by using the information in the following steps, you can install the paper tray first, and then close the front cover and the printer will resume printing automatically.



If the printer does not start printing automatically, press the Go button. If the printer still does not start printing, please check that all the remaining jammed paper has been removed from the printer. Then try printing again.

Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.

Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer.

Press the cover release button and then open the front cover.

Pull out the drum unit assembly. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer. If you cannot remove the drum unit assembly easily at this time, do not use extra force. Instead, pull the edge of the jammed paper from the paper tray. If the jammed paper can not be pulled out easily, turn the jam dial towards you as you gently pull the paper out.

Open the face-up output tray. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit. If the paper jam can be cleared, go to Step 7.

Open the jam clear cover. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.

Close the jam clear cover. Close the face-up output tray. If the paper jam still cannot be cleared, for HL-5130 and HL-5140 users go to Step 10, and for all other users go to the next step.

Pull the Duplex Tray completly out of the printer.

Pull the jammed paper out of the printer or the Duplex tray. Put the Duplex tray back into the printer.

Push the lock lever down and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit assembly. Take out the jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit.
Put the toner cartridge into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put it in properly, the lock lever will lift automatically.

Put the drum unit assembly back in the printer.

Put the paper tray in the printer.

Close the front cover.

Dec 21, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Had paper jammed - removed jammed paper - but nerror light still on


Before you can clear a "PAPER JAM" or "PRINTER JAM" error, you must locate where in the unit the paper is jammed.
First, unplug the machine for safety and disconnect the telephone line. Next, follow these instructions based on where the paper jam is located.


Paper is jammed inside the paper tray:
  1. Pull the paper tray out of the machine.
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  1. Pull out the jammed paper to remove it.
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  1. Reload the paper in the paper tray.

  2. Reinstall the paper tray.


Paper is jammed inside the machine:


  1. Remove the jam clear cover on the back of the unit. Pull the jammed paper out of the machine.
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  1. Re-insert the jam clear cover.

  2. If you can not pull out the jammed paper, lift the scanner cover from the right-hand side of the machine until it locks securely into the open position.

  3. Remove the jammed paper.


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  4. Check the print head's position. In the example photo the print head is positioned at the left hand side of the platen area.

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  5. Gently move the print head to the center.


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    Note Be careful to not force the print head to move.
    If the print head is positioned at the far right hand side, you cannot move it. Please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us".



  6. Examine under the print head. If anything is found, remove it.

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    Note Use a flashlight if necessary to check thoroughly.





  7. Lift the scanner cover to release the lock. Gently push the scanner cover support down and close the scanner cover.




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  8. Reconnect the power cord and telephone line.

Note To prevent paper jams, do not put multiple kinds of paper in the paper tray at the same time.

If the message continues to appear on the LCD, the machine will require repair. Please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us".



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Oct 26, 2010 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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How to open drum to remove the jammed paper inside


Hi Good day!! here are the steps how to remove paper jam in brother hope it help's you!!
1. Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
2. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer.
3. Press the cover release button and then open the front cover.
4. Pull out the drum unit assembly. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer. If you cannot remove the drum unit assembly easily at this time, do not use extra force. Instead, pull the edge of the jammed paper from the paper tray. If the jammed paper can not be pulled out easily, turn the jam dial towards you as you gently pull the paper out.
5. Open the face-up output tray. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit. If the paper jam can be cleared.
6. Open the jam clear cover. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
7. Close the jam clear cover. Close the face-up output tray. If the paper jam still cannot be cleared, for HL-5130 and HL-5140 users go to Step 10, and for all other users go to the next step.
8. Pull the Duplex Tray completely out of the printer.
9. Pull the jammed paper out of the printer or the Duplex tray. Put the Duplex tray back into the printer.
10. Push the lock lever down and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit assembly. Take out the jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit.
11. Put the toner cartridge into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put it in properly, the lock lever will lift automatically.
12. Put the drum unit assembly back in the printer.
13. Put the paper tray in the printer.
14. Close the front cover.

Oct 19, 2010 | Brother MFC-7440N Laser Printer

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My Brother HL 5250DN printer has started making a loud clicking sound when it tries to feed paper for printing. It then stops and the paper light starts flashing.


Clear the jammed paper as follows.
Observe Cautions signs in printer.
Always remove all paper from the paper tray and straighten the stack when you add new paper. This helps prevent multiple sheets of paper from feeding through the printer at one time and prevents paper jams.
1. Press the cover release button and then open the front cover.
2. Slowly take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly. The jammed paper will be pulled out with the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
3. Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
4. Close the front cover.
5. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer.
6. Open the front cover again.
7. Open the back cover.
8. Pull the tabs at the left and right hand sides toward you to open the fuser cover (1).
9. Using both hands, gently pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
10. Close the back cover.
11. Pull the duplex tray completely out of the printer.
12. Pull the the jammed paper out of the printer or the duplex tray. Put the duplex tray back in the printer.
13. Push down the blue lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit. Clear the jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit.
14. Put the toner cartridge back into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put the cartridge in properly, the blue lock lever will lift automatically.
15. Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in the printer.
16. Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer.
17. Close the front cover.
18. Make sure that the Paper LED is now off and the printer is ready.
After clearing paper jam if noise persist printer may need a Repair Tech and parts replacement for broken or wore parts.

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How do I fix a paper jam? I've got paper jam around the exit roller and I can't get it out?


There should be a way to unlock one of the sides. Try taking out the toner cartridge and going in that way. If you can see the paper, get a pair of needle nose pliers and SLOWLY see if you can pull the paper out.

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Paper jam and still won't print


Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. Before you can clear the error message, you must locate where in the unit the paper is jammed.

Unplug the machine for safety. Now follow these instructions based on where the paper jam is located.

1. Pull the paper tray out of the machine.
2. Pull out the jammed paper.
3. Reset the machine by opening the Upper Jam Clear Cover and then closing it.

If you cannot remove the jammed paper from the front of the machine, or the error message still appears on the LCD after you have removed the jammed paper, please go to the next step.

4. Remove the Lower Jam Clear Cover from the back of the machine. Pull the jammed paper out of the machine.

5. Put the Lower Jam Clear Cover back on. Make sure the cover is set properly.

6. Open the Upper Jam Clear Cover. Make sure that there is no jammed paper left in the corners of the machine.
Note: If the paper is jammed under the print head, unplug the machine from the power source, then move the print head to take out the paper. 7. Close the Upper Jam Clear Cover.

8. Close the output paper tray cover and slide it forward, then push the paper tray firmly back into the machine. While holding the paper tray in place, pull out the paper support until it clicks and unfold the paper support flap.

Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Aug 15, 2009 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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PAPER JAMMED-PRINTER HL5150D


Hello a_bowen1


You can clear the jammed paper as follows.

If the jammed paper is removed completely by using the information in the following steps, you can install the paper tray first, and then close the front cover and the printer will resume printing automatically.

If the printer does not start printing automatically, press the Go button. If the printer still does not start printing, please check that all the remaining jammed paper has been removed from the printer. Then try printing again.
Note
    • If a paper jam occurs when using the optional lower tray unit, check for correct installation of the upper paper tray.
    • Always remove all paper from the paper tray and straighten the stack when you add new paper. This helps prevent multiple sheets of paper from feeding through the printer at one time and reduces paper jams.
  1. Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
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  1. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer.
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  1. Press the cover release button and then open the front cover.
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  1. Pull out the drum unit assembly. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer. If you cannot remove the drum unit assembly easily at this time, do not use extra force. Instead, pull the edge of the jammed paper from the paper tray. If the jammed paper can not be pulled out easily, turn the jam dial towards you as you gently pull the paper out.
hl50_05712.gif Caution
    To prevent damage to the printer caused by static electricity, do not touch the electrodes shown below.
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  1. Open the face-up output tray. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit. If the paper jam can be cleared, go to Step 7.
Note
    If you have to pull the paper toward the back of the printer, the fuser may get dirty with toner powder and it may scatter on the next few printouts. Print a few copies of the test page until the scattering of toner stops.
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    After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are extremely hot! Wait for the printer to cool down before you touch the internal parts of the printer.
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  1. Open the jam clear cover. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
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  1. Close the jam clear cover. Close the face-up output tray. If the paper jam still cannot be cleared, for HL-5130 and HL-5140 users go to Step 10, and for all other users go to the next step.
  1. Pull the Duplex Tray completly out of the printer.
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  1. Pull the jammed paper out of the printer or the Duplex tray. Put the Duplex tray back into the printer.
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  1. Push the lock lever down and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit assembly. Take out the jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit.
    Put the toner cartridge into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put it in properly, the lock lever will lift automatically.
hl50_047.gif Caution
    To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT touch the shaded part shown in the illustration.
    If you accidentaly touch the shaded part, wipe the surface with a dry lint-free soft cloth.
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  1. Put the drum unit assembly back in the printer.
  1. Put the paper tray in the printer.
  1. Close the front cover.

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Mark

Apr 04, 2009 | Brother HL 5150D Laser Printer

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Kyocera Printer FS-1800 plus - paper jam Can't find the printer manual. Please provide steps to clear the paper jam and reset the printer.


Hi, first of all,pull out paper tray and check any paper,or scrap jammed.When paper tray is pulled out,open paper transport unit-You have green handle on the right side of machine,in the place of right side of paper tray.Pull out paper transport and remove paper.Just close paper transport unit and paper tray,open and close top cover.

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