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Paper light will not go off

I have filled the paper tray, but the paper light continues flashing

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  • michellesher Feb 10, 2009

    paper light will not go off.

  • kane_locke Feb 10, 2009

    I have cleared all possible jams; there is nothing inside the printer. However, the printer continues to insist it is jammed, and will not reset no matter what I do. The Paper light continues to flash.

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    not only will the light not go off, the printer won't work. i've uninstalled and reinstalled printer, turned the printer on and off several times, and the paper light is still on - while the tray is full.

  • gfgflower Feb 17, 2009

    I have sam problem - paper light won't go off - there is no paper jam - I have removed toner cartridge and paper tray over and over and still no luck. Any more suggestions?

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    Same problem here, if i open up the printer and fiddle around will that void the warrenty? I need a screwdriver.



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You may have a small jam or a piece of paper that is still inside the printer.  You may have to look for a smaller piece of paper.  I have had this happen to my laser printers before and it was because there was a plastic arm that is inside the printer that came loose during a paper jam and it wouldn't accept paper until I reattached the arm and then the printer would accept the paper.

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I saw this solution elsewhere on this site -
take out the toner cartridge; paper can jam under there and you can't see it.

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