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Paper Jams Paper only feeds part way then jams. Machine continues to show jam after paper is removed.

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Re: Paper Jams

Depends where the paper is stopping. The fact it is feeding suggests that a sensor isn't stuck, most likely worn out feed, pickup and seperation rollers.

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

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201.08 paper jam The paper continually jams - I clear it and hit the continue but it jams over and over. there is nothing stuck in there!!



Exit sensor is never made.
Possible causes:
• Improper loading of manual feed slot
• Paper wrapped in fuser
• Damaged paper exit sensor or paper exit sensor flag
• Damaged fuser autoconnect
• Faulty fuser DC cable connection
• Faulty fuser
• Faulty system card


• Check for anything in the paper path that might cause the paper to jam.
• Load paper in the manual feed slot.
• The fuser exit sensor may not be functioning properly.

Jul 14, 2011 | Lexmark C530dn Laser Printer

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What this light sequence means that the printer has a paper jam.

When a paper jam occurs, the printer stops and the operator panel's Paper Jam light and Continue button lights come on. Press and release Continue twice quickly to display the specific secondary error paper jam light sequence.

How to clear Paper Jam

Press Continue button twice quickly to see the secondary error code.

To get the secondary error codes

When the Error light (!) and Continue button lights are both on, a secondary error has occurred.

When the Paper Jam light (4th light) and Continue button lights are both on, a paper jam secondary error has occurred.

Press and release Continue button twice quickly to display the secondary error code light sequence.

Press Continue button to resume printing once all the jammed pages are cleared from the paper path.

We recommend that you clear the entire paper path when a paper jam occurs.

To clear a paper jam:

1 If you are feeding paper from a tray, remove the tray, and then remove any jams.

2 Open the front cover and remove the print cartridge assembly.

NOTE: Do not leave the print cartridge assembly exposed to direct light for an Extended period of time. Extended light exposure can cause print quality problems.

3 Remove any jams in the area behind the print cartridge assembly.

4 Lift the flap at the front of the printer and remove any jams beneath the flap.

5 Open the rear exit and remove any jams.

6 After you have cleared the jams, reinstall the print cartridge assembly, make sure all printer covers and trays are closed, and then press Continue button to resume printing.

NOTE: The printer reprints the pages that caused the paper jam.

Jun 30, 2011 | Lexmark E232 Laser Printer

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I cant fix the paper jam problem. every time i take the paper jam out it jams again

I have had paper jams in five different places on this machine. It has jammed at the pickup point from the tray, in which case you have to remove the paper tray and pull the jammed paper out. It has jammed at the manual paper feed tray, in which case you just have to pull the jammed paper out of the feed rollers. It has jammed at the toner/drum, in which case you have to open the front cover and pull the toner cartridge out to remove the jam. It has jammed in the back of the machine where the paper feeds through to the output tray, in which case you have to open the small back panel and remove the paper. And it has jammed in the output rollers, in which case you have to reach inside the output tray and remove the paper. Then once the jam is cleared there are times when the machine has to be unplugged for up to 8 hours to reset before it will function properly.

Aug 16, 2010 | Brother MFC 8840D All-In-One Laser Printer

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Canon Pixma MP160 shows errors E3 and won't print

Hi there,

Error E3 : Check if the paper has jammed in the machine, reload the paper in the machine correctly and then press [Black] or [Color].

Paper Jams :
Cause : Paper jams in the paper output slot/ Auto Sheet Feeder.
Landscape Credit Card sized paper jams inside the machine.

Action : Remove the paper according to the following procedure.
1) Slowly pull the paper out, either from the Auto Sheet Feeder or from the paper output slot, whichever is easier.
* If the paper tears and a piece remains inside the machine, open the Scanning Unit and remove it. Be careful not to touch the components inside the machine at this time. After removing the paper, close the Scanning Unit, turn the machine OFF and turn it back ON.
* If you cannot pull the paper out, turn the machine OFF and turn it back ON. The paper will eject automatically.

2) Reload the paper into the machine and press [Black] or [Color].
* If you have turned OFF the machine in step , you will need to retry printing, because this operation cancels any print jobs in progress.

If you cannot remove the paper or the paper tears inside the machine, or if the paper jam error continues after removing the paper, contact a Canon service representative.
Important : You cannot load Credit Card sized paper in the landscape orientation.

Hope this helps.
Have a good day.

Dec 06, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet...

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I have a Canon MP470 that pulls 1/2 sheet paper and then jams

Paper feed roller
When paper does not feed
To clean the paper feed
Machine button

Oct 07, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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Lexmark C710 MFP jams 200.04

Things to try:

1. Look for a piece of paper jammed in the rollers. 95% of the time that is what it is.

2. You have a paperclip or paper wad in a feed roller or gear.

3. The hard and easy way to find the jam is to feed a piece of paper and then before it feeds all the way through unplug power to the machine about the time where it usually jams.(several times may be necessary) Then follow the piece of paper to where it jams to find the location of the clogged paper.

Sep 15, 2009 | Lexmark Optra C710 Laser Printer

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The red arrow continues to blink and the paper doesn't feed

Have you had a recent paper jam? Ensure that all the paper from the jam is out of the machine. On the back of the HP there is an section that you can remove to make it easier to get at paper jams. Open it up and make sure there is no paper stuck back there.

Jul 15, 2009 | HP Deskjet D4260 Printer

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Paper jams no matter what stock I use; Lexmark e232

Slipping paper feed rollers is probably causing the jamming. Remove the paper tray and tip the machine back so that you can access the feed rollers from underneath. A good technique to isolate this problem is to remove the rubber feed tires, turn them inside-out and refit them. If it now works OK you need to get new feed rollers.

Jun 01, 2009 | Lexmark E232 Laser Printer

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Ricoh copy machine 3025 paper jams every time we try to print

Make sure the paper that is in the drawer matches the orientation and size indicated on thje Op Panel Display, If NOT, MAKE IT MATCH.

Mar 31, 2009 | Ricoh Aficio 3025P Black and White Copier

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Canon Pixma MX310 Office printer. continues to jam paper. in the maintenance panel i cannot perform an alignment check or deepclean. Attempt to copy feeds a whole sheet thru and chokes on the 2nd piece. I...

Printers that jam usually have worn feed rollers, some where in the machine, or a bad sensor. If worn feed rollers are the problem the paper usually jams in different locations in the machine. If a sensor is bad the paper usually jams in the same spot each time paper is fed into the machine. A new machine does not have worn rollers, but could have a broken sensor. It sounds like the a roller might be worn. There is a company called Tech Support that use to sell a cleaning fluid for paper feed rollers. You can use alcohol but alcohol dries out rubber, but you can use it to diagnose the problem. Clean all visible rollers. Especially the rollers that the paper jams between.

Nov 20, 2008 | Printers & Copiers

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