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False Paper Jam

I have a Canon Pixma MP530. It is reporting a paper jam. There is no paper jam but even after turning the machine off and then on the error won't clear.

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Re: False Paper Jam



My name is Vikram Kumar Thumu, from India-Hyderabad. I have seen your message on the issue related to Paper Jam error messages even though there is no paper jam in printer . I would like to provide my suggestions on the issue. I hope that this should work for you and will resolve the issue.


This issue could happen if there is an issue with any small paper jam in the Printer, or due to the communicational issue .


To isolate the issue, I recommend you to perform below steps.


Steps are:



1. Power OFF printer and then please Disconnect the Printer from Computer and then disconnect the Power cable of Printer from wall outlet.


2. Check thoroughly in Printer that there is no small piece of paper in the Printer.


3. Let the Printer be disconnected and idle for 5 minutes.


Meanwhile please perform further steps on Computer.


  Note: The below steps are applicable if you are using WINDOWS 2000/XP/VIsta Operating system in  your PC


  Steps are:


 Perform the below steps to restart the print spooler :

1. Click Start>Run

2. Type services.msc

3. Click OK

4. A Window will pop up with so many services listed.

5. Scroll down to locate "print spooler" in the list, right click on it and click "Restart"

6. Restart the Computer.


Once if you are done with steps, please connect the Printer and then Power ON Printer and check the issue.


This should resolve the issue for you.


 If you need any further assistance on the issue, you can mail me at . I'll be glad to help you.



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And what you are experiencing is a "false paper jam". This is when the pickup roller or Paper feed tire is attempting to pick a sheet of paper from the tray and it cannot.

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Paper jam
means their may be small bit paper jam in side

There are some "micro-sensors" that detect a paper jam. There will be tiny piece of paper, or a lump of dust, inside those sensors, thus "tripping" the sensor and saying you paper jam.

To solve it
Open printer cover and check to make sure no paper or foreign objects obstructing the printer feeder

If you become sure that now really there is no paper, dust or foreign objects then
Turn the printer off, and disconnect the AC power-cable. Open the printer cover & now give the printer a "blow-job" by compressed air.
If still problem exist then best & final option is to just contact to any Canon Printers service provider.

I hope this solution helps you
If you have any Confusion, questions or issues regarding your problem do tell me.

Thank you for using FixYa!

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Paper jams can be real or false. The all-in-one may report a paper jam when there is not any jammed paper, however, the solution to a real paper jam or a false paper jam is the same.
To fix the paper Jam errors please try the following steps:
1. Confirm that no foreign materials are inside the machine.
2. Confirm that usable paper is set.
3. Confirm that the paper is set properly.
4. Confirm that recommended paper is used, and the number of sheets set in the auto sheet feeder is within the limit.
5. Disconnect the printer power cord as well as the printer cable form the printer.
6. Turn the printer upside down and shake the printer in order to remove any obstacle which is stuck inside the printer causing the paper jam error.
Open the printer cover and remove the cartridges and check carefully if there is any small piece of paper which is stuck inside, if so carefully remove it.
7. Disconnect the printer power cord and press and hold the power button on the printer for about 15 to 20 seconds( this will release the flee power) and reconnect the printer and check.


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