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HP 1536dnf paper jams immediately--I can see that the it is catching on the right side of a black plastic strip that is above the back of the paper tray. The strip is crumpled and extending down into the paper tray area. Fixable?

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  • l_webe
    l_webe Jan 24, 2013

    The paper does catch, then it jams in the same place, right top of page

  • l_webe
    l_webe Jan 25, 2013

    Could be the enroder strip? Is it possible to fix this yourself or will it take repair shop

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SOURCE: Paper jammed in printer - need to remove paper tray


1 This works from HP help link in error message:
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. icon_caution_color.gif 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.

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SOURCE: Close Exit Cover to Continue error message won't go away

sounds to me like one of two things has happened.
More than likely the actuator tab on the cover snapped off,
Look for an opening around the edge of the cover , there is a cover interlock switch in there. Note its position and look at the cover to verify there is a tab on the cover to actuate the switch, Or you may have a loose connector on the interlock switch, or a bad switch, although I have never seen one of those switches go bad.

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SOURCE: HP laserjet 5500dn paper jam at fuser

Hi,
I was able to fix my problem. On the left side of the fuser assembly there are two small plastic tabs or flags that move up & down. One is attached to the plastic rod/flap that you can see from the top of the fuser and moves when the paper comes out of the "chute". The other tab, which is below the first tab and moves when the paper has passed some point in the fuser, was broken off. I glued the tab back on and now the paper is ejected from the printer like it is suppose to.

I'm thinking that the broken tab was part of a page sensor flag that would tell the printer to stop rolling the fuser assembly when the paper was ejected. Without the flag, the sensor would disengage the fuser prematurely and stop ejecting the paper while the paper was still in the fuser.

Charlotte

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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Did you have a paper jam before this happened? If yes then the paper must have pushed the encoder strip out of alignment.

hen you open the printer so that you can see the print head, move the print head with your hands, pull it to the middle. The space immediately to the front of the printer is blocked by the plastic shield. you can curl your fingers down under this shield. you will feel the encoder strip, which is about 8 mm wide, and is a plastic ribbon, or strip. It runs from left side to right side across the printer, in a vertical orientation. This is the encoder strip. Past this you can feel a longer rubber belt, which is about 3 mm wide. This is not the encoder strip, it is a belt and you don't need to be concerned with this.

Place your fingers on the encoder strip on either side of the print head, and flex it, bending it up and slightly back and then release it. Try this several times. Do this with power on. Once the encoder strip is back into it's slot the printer will start a cleaning cycle and start working.

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Cannot remove the paper jam


To clear the message Paper Jam from the display, follow the steps listed below:

NOTE: images shown below are from a representative product and may differ from your Brother machine.


STEP A. Check for and remove any jammed paper or foreign objects in the machine

  1. Unplug the Brother machine from the power outlet.


    Caution Before you unplug the machine from the power source, you can transfer your faxes that are stored in the memory to your PC or another fax machine so you will not lose any important messages. Refer to the Related FAQs in the end of the page for information. (only for applicable models)

  2. Lift the scanner cover using the plastic tabs or finger holds, located on the left and right side of the machine until it locks securely into the open position.


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    Caution DO NOT touch the encoder strip. The encoder strip is a clear plastic strip in front of the white vinyl band (outlined in red as shown in the picture below). If the encoder gets markings or debris on its surface, it may cause other problems.

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  3. Verify the location of the print head. The print head is a black square object, located behind the encoder strip. The print head moves from left to right.




  4. Move the print head to the middle using your fingers.


    Caution DO NOT touch the encoder strip (marked in red shown below).
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  5. Check for and remove any ripped paper or a foreign object in the left corners or underneath the print head.


    Hint The ripped paper may be very small. Using a flashlight will help you to find the ripped paper.

  6. Turn the machine around and open the Jam Clear Cover (1). Look inside the machine and remove any jammed paper.

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  7. Close the Jam Clear Cover. Make sure the cover is closed properly.


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  8. After removing all of the paper scraps, Close the scanner cover by lifting the scanner cover to release the lock. Gently push the green scanner cover support down and then close the cover.

  9. Remove the paper tray (1) from the machine.

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  10. Place one of your hands under the LCD unit and into the opening of where the paper tray was.

  11. Using your hand, lift the front of the machine approximately 6 inches off the surface.

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  12. Look inside the tray areas roof of the machine and a row of black rollers will be aligned across. See picture below.

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  13. Look in-between each of the black exit rollers for a piece of stuck scrap paper. (A flash light may need to be used if you are having trouble locating the paper scrap).

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  14. Using a pair of tweezers, the paper scrap can be easily removed from the exit rollers.

  15. Place the machine gently down onto the surface.

    • If no paper scraps were found inside the machine, please check the paper in the tray. If the paper is slightly curled, the print head will catch the edge of the paper and tear it. To resolve the issue, the paper in the tray must be replaced and continue to STEP 16.

    • If paper scraps were found and removed from the machine, continue to STEP 16.


  16. Put the paper tray back into the machine.

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  17. Plug the power cord back into the power outlet.

    • If the LCD displays the date and time, go to STEP D.

    • If LCD displays the message "Paper Jam" go to STEP B.


- If the print head is on the right side:

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  2. Press the Stop/Exit key for approximately 5 seconds until the print head moves to the middle.


  3. Unplug the machine from the power outlet.


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  4. Examine the right side of the machine where the print head had been positioned and underneath the print head and remove any pieces of ripped paper or foreign objects.


    Tweezers may be used with caution to remove paper scraps or the foreign objects.


    Hint The ripped paper may be very small. Using a flashlight will help you to find the ripped paper.

  5. After confirm the paper scraps or the foreign objects in the right corners or underneath the print head, go to STEP 6.

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Unplug the power cord of the printer and open the cover to reveal the carriage assembly.

Squeeze the two levers beneath the paper tray together to remove the tray.

Slide the carriage assembly from the left side of the printer to the middle where you have easy access to it. If the carriage assembly will not slide.

Push down the large black bar located directly above the rollers and then release it so that it springs back up. Now attempt to slide the carriage assembly to the right again. If it still does not slide.

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