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Paper jam sensor?

I have just been given an almost new IP4300 printer but on firing it up the previous owner admiited that paper jam light comes on when in fact there is no paper in the tray he reckons it is a sensor problem anyone out there able to advise how to fix it? many thanks........... george fryer

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Re: paper jam sensor?

I should really make myself a copy of this text so I can just paste it when needed.

It would take too much detailed work to describe to you how to take the machines apart.

You have a piece or paper or other object stuck in the sensor, or you have a broken sensor actuator or a bent actuator.

You have to take the machine apart, find the sensor which is usually located at the back right where the paper starts going through to the front, and remove the object, paper or repair the actuator.

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