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Brother mfc 3240c paper jam error

When I turn on the printer I get these noise (grinding) the it goes through some process, then I get beeps the the error message come up paper jam, I checked the printer thouroghly and there is no peices of paper in the track or anywhere. can any one help!!!

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Re: brother mfc 3240c paper jam error

You may not have the paper tray inserted all the way. I had the same problem until I pushed the tray in all the way.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

Re: brother mfc 3240c paper jam error

You may have missed a VERY SMALL piece of paper some where. Check it again -use a flash light,magnifying glass BUT make sure there is no paper piece any where in the transportation route of the paper.Reset the machine-power off then on from the wall power outlet.
I did have this with a friend's machine and found a small piece in the side of the paper route.
Best luck and hope this helps

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
  3. Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
  4. Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
  5. If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
  6. If you find a piece of jammed paper, remove it by holding it with both hands and pulling firmly. The goal is to keep the paper from tearing. If several pieces are jammed together, try pulling out the middle piece first to loosen the jam.
  7. If the paper does tear, try rotating the roller gears manually to free the paper. Don't force anything, though. Do this step especially if the jam message comes up repeatedly without any obvious paper jam, there may be a small tear of paper inside.
  8. Ones the printer is free of paper Replace the toner or ink cartridge and paper trays, close any doors you opened and turn the printer back on.
  9. If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
  10. see alternative if the problem is still not solved.

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