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The paper feed rollers wont's pick up the paper at all or sometime pick up one side but not the other wich makes the paper go in crooked and jam

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Clean the rollers with a cloth moistened with alcohol (preferably rum)...just kidding..."isopropyl"

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My Lexmark X2480 printer starts to feed the paper, it goes crooked and then an error message appears that there is a paper jam. How can I get to the rollers to clean them please? Thanking you in advance...


Normally this occurs when there is a tiny piece of paper stuck between the front roller and the feed metal piece. This can be cleared by putting something like a piece of card in (after lifting the flap at the front) and sliding it sideways until you can find the paper. Long nose pliers or tweesers can then be used to remove it.

Alternatively, put the card in and manually feed it though - as sometimes it can pick up and clear the paper jam.

Hope this helps.

Jul 26, 2011 | Lexmark 2480 Matrix Printer

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My Dell 1110 laser jet printer begins to pick up a sheet of paper, but then stops just as the paper turns up with the roller. This will happen several times before the printer actually picks up the...


85% of paper jams are caused by worn rollers . The rubber treads in the rollers wears down, making them smooth, so they won't pick up the paper. Sometimes, they are aged, which also gives them a smoother rounded texture, causing jams. The quick fix is to liven up that roller with a mixture of alcohol and soap. Damp a rag with the solution and wipe the rollers clean with it. That's make them more pliable and the paper jams will cease. If you plan to keep your printer,

Replace the pick-up and feed rollers.


Metal Tab Separation- Pull out your paper tray and examine either end where the paper sits in. If any of the corners are held down by metal tabs, this is your paper feed system. Chances are, you only have one rubber roller or one set of rollers arranged along side of each other. Reach in where the tray goes and feel up. You should feel some rollers. They might be completely round, or they might be shaped like a half moon. Clean whichever part of them you can with the solution, and this should stop your paper jams. It might be necessary to turn them, but don't force them if they don't move freely.

Pickup Roller and Separation Pad-

If your printer uses this paper feed system, you should see a small piece of flat or slightly curved rubber or cork. It would be towards the end of the paper tray, or deep inside the paper loading cavity on top loaders. This 'separation pad' rubs against the paper feed roller, so if you find the pad, you've found the roller. Clean it and your jams should stop.


Three Roller Paper Separation System- Pull your paper tray out, and look for a roller on either end of it. If you find one, clean it. Then look inside the printer where that roller would rest with the paper tray inserted. You'll find another paper roller there. Clean this one also. Finally, look further back or closer to the front of your printer (depending on which way your paper feeds) to find another roller or set of rollers. Clean all of these, and your paper jams will go away.


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Jun 20, 2011 | Dell 1110 Laser Printer

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Paper feed issues when there is no Paper jam. All the rollers move when the printer tries to feed paper. It'll feed about and inch and a half of paper and then stop showing a Paper Jam.


85% of paper jams are caused by worn rollers . The rubber treads in the rollers wears down, making them smooth, so they won't pick up the paper. Sometimes, they are aged, which also gives them a smoother rounded texture, causing jams. The quick fix is to liven up that roller with a mixture of alcohol and soap. Damp a rag with the solution and wipe the rollers clean with it. That's make them more pliable and the paper jams will cease. If you plan to keep your printer,

Replace the pick-up and feed rollers.


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

Thanks, Joe

May 19, 2011 | Canon PIXMA iP4300 InkJet Photo Printer

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It wont grab the paper to print


Paper feed problem:

Remove any loose paper in the printer.


Paper jams


85% of paper jams are caused by worn rollers .The rubber treads in the rollers wears down, making them smooth, so they won't pick up the paper. Sometimes, they are aged, which also gives them a smoother rounded texture, causing jams. The quick fix is to liven up that roller with a mixture of alcohol and soap. Damp a rag with the solution and wipe the rollers clean with it. That's make them more pliable and the paper jams will cease. If you plan to keep your printer,

Replace the pick-up and feed rollers.


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response.

Thanks, Joe


Feb 03, 2011 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

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The print on the paper is coming out crooked sometimes now, like the paper is shifting to one side and getting printed on. I suspect the rollers need cleaned. What are some good chemicals to clean with...


Try cleaning the paper pick-up mechanism, the wheels and feed rollers and everything in the paper feed path with isopropil alcohol, available at most drug stores. It is also used for cleaning video recorders etc.

Jan 26, 2011 | Xerox Phaser 8560DN Printer

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How to solve paper jam problem in samsung scx 4300 printer


This is the problem with the paper feed mechanism. make sure nothing obstructs the paper path. also, check the feed roller - this is the rubber thingy that picks up the paper, make sure it is clean and not gummy.

if the paper does not enter the printer squarely, then the printout will be crooked. if it is severely misaligned, the you will have a paper jam.

OR

the fuser gets too hot which causes problems with the paper or the toner.


hope this helps..

Jan 06, 2011 | Samsung Office Equipment & Supplies

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Paper jam, but no jam + paper feed problem


check to make sure there aren't little pieces of paper jammed at the ends of the roller. if you can pop out the roller easily you may find tiny pieces of paper still lodged in there

Dec 29, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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HP laserjet 4L paper jam after printing one page.


You need the pick up rollers replaced. Call your service centre to replace pick rollers as these are feeding the pages crocked

Aug 31, 2009 | HP LaserJet 4L Printer

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Paper feeds through straight at first then scans crooked at the end


This could be because of unclean rollers. The scanner picks paper neat, but images is crooked. This is because paper is stuck on one side and the other side is contnuing on the other, giving it the skew. There may be something sticky on the roller, possibily a left over cellophane tape. Remove it and clean with Isoporpyl alcohol. Dont use solvents.
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Oct 15, 2008 | Canon DR-2580C Path-Through Scanner

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Doesn't Print - Says "Paper Jam"


That is the problem, machine will show printer jam if paper feed rollers fail to pick up paper when requested, your machine sounds like it needs new paper feed roller or you can clean the paper feed roller with a slightly! damp cloth.

If no jam light shows when power is turn on and machine comes to ready and then you send a job to printer and it then shows jam then it is the feed roller or sometimes the feed clutch

If on the other hand it always show jam then there is or a switch is stuck.

Oct 25, 2007 | Kyocera Mita FS 1200N Laser Printer

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