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Jam problem when you print paper goes past registration than printer reads cariage jam. cartridge carriage moves freely. is there a registration senser or lead edge senser I can check? thanks: kopytek1@yahoo.com

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  • garrett gilbertson Apr 15, 2009

    My C4180 gives the error message Carriage Jam. When I turn the printer on it loads paper and feeds a sheet. The sheet makes it about half way and then the Carriage Jam error is displayed. I have reset the printer and cleared the jam but once the printer is turned on it aligns pape and feeds a sheet through which gets stuck, every time.

  • garrett gilbertson Apr 15, 2009

    My C4180 feeds a sheet of paper when turned on. The sheet makes it about half way and then stops or gets stuck. The display shows Carriage Jam. I've reset the printer and cleared the jam but once the printer is turned on it only wants "load plain white paper in tray, then press ok to start alignment". Is there a sensor that is not working or what would cause the paper to load and stop about half way?

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Hello,

 

Well, the issue seems to be with Printer carriage stall or it could be an issue with Paper feed rollers or with Communication issue between Computer and Printer.

 

Please open below web link and try the steps that are mentioned in the web page.

 

http://tinyurl.com/3xyaq9

I hope that this should resolve the issue for you.

 

Bye.

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Causes of repeated paper jams If paper jams occur repeatedly, one of the following may be causing them: The paper is being pushed in too far. The paper should only be pushed in until the first resistance. Continuing to push the paper in will force the paper up into the paper rollers and will cause the printer to pull in multiple pages. Obstructions in the paper path. Open the all-in-one (front and back) and check for obstructions.
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    2. Disconnect the power cord from the all-in-one.
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    8. Close the print cartridge access door. If the problem returns, remove the print cartridges and wipe the electrical contacts before reinstalling them.
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  • The paper guides are not positioned against the paper. Adjust the paper length and width guides so they fit snugly against the paper.
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  • Partially installed paper tray. The paper tray must be inserted all of the way into the all-in-one.
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    2. Disconnect the power cord from the all-in-one.
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    4. Move the print carriage left and right slightly to verify that the print carriage will move freely. If the print carriage will not move freely, check for obstructions.
    5. Close the print cartridge access door.
    6. Plug the power cord back in.
    7. After the all-in-one initializes, the print cartridge light will flash. Open the access door and install the print cartridges.
    8. Close the print cartridge access door. If the problem returns, remove the print cartridges and wipe the electrical contacts before reinstalling them.
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Check Paper light flashes but there isn't a paper related problem The check paper light may also flash if there are other problems. Verify the following conditions:
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  • The print carriage may be jammed, follow these steps to correct the problem:
    1. Open the print cartridge access door. If the print carriage can move, it should move to center. If the print carriage stays all the way left, unplug the power cord and then plug it back in. This will reset the unit and may allow the print carriage to move from the left.
    2. Disconnect the power cord from the all-in-one.
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    5. Close the print cartridge access door.
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