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Paper Jam error won't clear

My printer had a paper jam, and I have removed all the paper I can find from the back and the top/inside, but it still makes an awful screeching noise when I turn it on, and keeps reverting to the paper jam error. How do I find out what's stuck?

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  • kerrie178 Feb 11, 2009

    Thanks for the reply. I actually coulndn't get the cover off, but was able to get the paper out. I turned it off, then back on again, and lifted the big cover while it did it's first "prep-cleaning". As the ink part went back and forth, I was able to see the paper jammed way off to the left.

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The only way you can clear a paper jam as bad as yours seems to be is to take the cover completely off (screws that hold it on). You have to be able to see the complete printer mechanical assembly and where the paper feeds through it to be sure that you get every piece of paper out. The reason for the screeching noise is that there is still something in the way of the printhead moving back and forth or finding the home position all the way to the left. The printhead to operate normally has to have a clear path to go back and forth. By looking at the cover for the screws (sometimes you have to lift the part where you change ink cartridges to see the ones you have to remove. Once it is off you can see clearly where the hangup is. Since yours is a multifunction printer you may need to disconnect some cables to take the cover completely off. When you disconnect any cable always be sure to note how it came off. Most plugs are keyed so that they cannot be plugged in backwards but that does not mean they cannot be forced on backwards. So be careful with that. Let me know if there is any other information that you need to make this easier for you. At this point you are getting to the realm of where most people would have a technician do that for you.

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