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ADF Document Jammed

Kept on getting Document Jammed error (ADF).  Already dismantled the ADF to look if there still paper in it. Tried to find the tiniest paper that might cause the problem but found nothing. 

With the error, I cannot even use the flat bed scanner.  What I did was to pull out the multi-pin connector to disable the ADF.  Now my scanning is limited to flat bed. 

I think my ADF have faulty sensors.  Any idea which wire  disconnect the wire that trigger the "Document Jammed" error? 

My printer is 15 month old.  Very happy with it until this problem

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  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    It picks up the paper and copies it but gives a "document Jam" error 

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Have you tried manually rotating the ADF wheel back and forth, sometimes the sensors are OK but the rotators lose grip.

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Theie is no paper jammed in the ADF, but the screen keeps readindg Error Document in ADf, Check document


Please open the top cover to the Auto Document Feeder (ADF) and examine the paper sensor switch located in the middle area, just before where the paper enters the ADF. You will be looking for a small peice of paper lodged in the sensor, or dust in the sensor. If you detect either, clear it out and try the ADF again.
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Trying to fax, scan or copy and anytime I try the erro message Document in ADF press OK to discharge document


Hi sdrnjen977,

Here's what you can do to address the issue and clear error message: Document in ADF.

If you press the Stop button during scanning, Document in ADF. Redo operation after checking document in ADF and pressing OK. appears on the LCD. Press OK button so that the remaining document is automatically fed out.

Removing the jammed document from the Document Tray:

1. If printing is in progress, press the Stop button.

2. Turn off the machine.

3. If a multi-page document is loaded, remove any pages other than the jammed page from the ADF, then open the Document Feeder Cover.

4. Raise the Paper Release Lever, then remove the jammed page from under the roller to the Document Feeder Cver side.

5. Pull out the jammed document from the ADF.

6. Press down the Paper Release Lever, close the Document Feeder Cover, then turn on the machine.

Removing the jammed document from the inner side of the Document Cover:

1. If printing is in progress, press the Stop button.

2. Turn off the machine.

3. If a multi-page document is loaded, remove any pages other than the jammed page from the ADF.

4. Open the Document Output Slot.

5.Open the Document Cover.

6. Insert your hand into the Document Output Slot, then while pushing up the paper output rollers inside the Document Output Slot with your fingers, pull out the document from the inner side of the Document Cover.

7.Close the Document Cover.

8. Close the Document Output Slot, then turn on the machine.

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Hi nigel_lester,

This error message "Document in ADF" that you are getting means that you need to remove foreign object from the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). Kindly follow the procedure below in clearing document jams:

Document jams in the ADF (Document Tray)

1. First, press Stop/Reset.
2. If a multi-page document is loaded, remove any documents other than the jammed page from the ADF. 3. Then, open the Feeder Cover.
4. From under the roller to the Feeder Cover side, remove the jammed page.
5. If a document is not jammed, check the document feed area if there's foreign material. If there's any, carefully remove it.
6. Close the Feeder Cover.

NOTE:
  • If documents remain in the ADF after pressing during scanning, [Document in ADF] will appear on the LCD. Press so that the remaining document is automatically fed out.
  • When rescanning the document after clearing the error, rescan it from the first page.

Document jams in the ADF (inner side)

1. Press Stop/Reset.
2. If a multi-page document is loaded, remove any documents other than the jammed page from the ADF, then open the Feeder Cover.
3. Raise the paper release lever (A) then remove the jammed page from under the roller to the Feeder Cover side.
4. Open the Document Cover and pull out the document from the inner side.
5. Close the Document Cover.
6. Close the Feeder Cover.

Note: When rescanning the document after clearing the error, rescan it from the first page.

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I have a Cannon Pixma MX320 all in one printer and I cant get it to stop saying document in ADF


Issue: ERROR LCD: DOCUMENT IN ADF
Solution: Remove foreign object from the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) - MX310
Check the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for obstructions
Follow this procedure to check the ADF for obstructions. You do not need to turn off the power when clearing document jams.
Document jams in the ADF (Document Tray)
  1. Press <Stop/Reset>.

  2. If a multi-page document is loaded, remove any documents other than the jammed page from the ADF, then open the Feeder Cover.

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  3. Remove the jammed page from under the roller to the Feeder Cover side.


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  4. Pull out the jammed document from the ADF. If the document cannot be easily pulled out, proceed to section Document jams in the ADF (inner side).

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  5. After removing the jammed document or if a document is not jammed, check the document feed area to make sure there is no foreign material. If you find foreign material, carefully remove it.
  6. Close the Feeder Cover.

    Note : If documents remain in the ADF after pressing the Stop/Reset button during scanning, "DOCUMENT IN ADF" appears on the LCD. Press the OK button so that the remaining document is automatically fed out.

    When rescanning the document after clearing the error, rescan it from the first page.

    Note: The document may not feed properly depending on the media type, or your environment, such as when the temperature and humidity are either too high or too low.
    In this case, reduce the number of document pages to approximately half of the loading capacity. Another alternative is to scan from the platen glass
    .

  • If documents remain in the ADF after pressing <Stop/Reset> during scanning, [Document in ADF] will appear on the LCD. Press <OK> so that the remaining document is automatically fed out.
  • When rescanning the document after clearing the error, rescan it from the first page.



Document jams in the ADF (inner side)
  1. Press <Stop/Reset>.

  2. If a multi-page document is loaded, remove any documents other than the jammed page from the ADF, then open the Feeder Cover.


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  3. Raise the paper release lever (A) then remove the jammed page from under the roller to the Feeder Cover side.

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  4. Open the Document Cover and pull out the document from the inner side.

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  5. Close the Document Cover.

  6. Close the Feeder Cover.

    Note: When rescanning the document after clearing the error, rescan it from the first page.
Document jams in the ADF (Document Output Slot)
If the document is jammed in the Document Output Slot, pull it out.
pulloutofslot.gif Note: When rescanning the document after clearing the error, rescan it from the first page.


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Canon Pixma MX330, ADF error, Code : 2,103,0
Here's what I found. There were no stuck gears or pieces of plastic caught anywhere.
The ****** can still feed paper, except for (consistently) the last page -->error/stuck.
1) In order to CLEAR THE ERROR you need to do two things
a) & b):
a) Press OK, WITH THE HOOD OPEN, with a piece of paper loaded in the ADF, being careful to grab the paper manually as it comes out of the bottom of the hood.
b) Windex the strip of glass surface which sits under the ADF next to the platen. This needs to be done with attention to minute detail, and a bright LED flashlight; since ink smudges off of documents and collects on the glass with alarming frequency. The machine may think these smudges are caught/jammed paper.
2) In order to SCAN a stack of paper, add one blank sheet to the bottom of your document. This page will be the one that
fails to clear the ADF, generates an error, and must be manually cleared before the next job.
The rest of your pages will have already scanned.

Repeat Every Time You Use it

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HP LaserJet 3050z, 3050 All-in-one, 3052, 3055, 3390 and 3392 versatile printer - Error reported: Document Feeder Jam ISSUE: How to correct the HP LaserJet 3050z, 3050 All-In-One, 3052, 3055, 3390 and 3392 versatile printer if this error is reported: Document Feeder Jam SOLUTION:
  • Clear the jammed media from ADF (HP LaserJet 3050, 3050z).
  1. Open the ADF cover plate. c01075161.gif
  2. Remove any jammed media with care.Take out the page gently. NOTE: Take care not to tear the paper. c01075162.gif
  3. Close the ADF cover plate.
  • Clear the jammed media from ADF (HP LaserJet 3390, 3392, 3052 and 3055).
  1. Open the ADF cover plate. NOTE: Check whether all packaging straps inside the ADF are removed. c01075163.gif
  2. Unload the jam clearance component.Lift the two handles with both hands until the component clutch is released.Rotate and lift the jam clearance component, and then put it aside. c01075164.gif
  3. Lift the green handle, and rotate the paper picker until it is opened. c01075165.gif
  4. Gently remove the page without tearing it.If you feel resistance, go to the next step. c01075166.gif
  5. Open the ADF cover plate, and loosen the media gently with both hands. c01075167.gif
  6. When the media are stopped, pull the media out gently along the shown direction. c01075168.gif
  7. Close the cover plate of the flat scanner (HP LaserJet 3390, 3392, 3052, 3055). c01075169.gif
  8. Pull down the green handle. c01075170.gif
  9. Insert the jam clearance component to reinstall it.Press the two reeds until the component is properly engaged.Install the clearance component correctly. Otherwise, paper jams will continue to occur. c01075171.gif
  10. Close the ADF cover plate. c01075172.gif
Have a good day

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If you are receiving an Error Code 103 or a Paper Jam error, but there are no pages in the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder), follow the steps below:
  1. Close the scanning application (such as PaperPort)
  2. Turn off the scanner and the computer
  3. If you have a combination ADF with a Flatbed scanner, unplug the ADF cable from the base of the scanner
  4. Plug the ADF cable back in
  5. Turn on the scanner power
  6. Turn on the computer
  7. Try scanning again
For a Paper Jam or Error Code 103, make sure that the ADF cable in the rear is connected to the scanner base. Check the flatbed to make sure that it is clear. A page incorrectly placed on the flatbed may interfere with a page feeding through the ADF.

If your scanner stops scanning due to a paper jam in the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), a warning dialog box appears after a few moments.

To clear a paper jam:
  1. Open the Automatic Document Feeder cover.
  2. Remove the jammed paper and close the cover.
If you are receiving a paper jam error, or if the scanner is running continuously, check to make sure the paper sensor arm is not stuck down.
  1. Open the Automatic Document Feeder cover.
  2. Look for the small black plastic arm
  3. When you press on this arm, it should move freely up and down
  4. If the arm is stuck down, please contact Technical Support for troubleshooting options
  5. Close the ADF cover.

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