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Paper Jam I have a brother mfc 665cw and the paper jam error comes up. I have cleared the paper jams several times. I thought there may be paper still jammed somewhere where I couldn't see it. What I do to clear it is raise the scanner bed and then close it. The paper feed then ejects the paper on it's own. Which makes me think it is an ink problem. I have had a problem with black ink leaking everywhere and it left big blot marks on my printouts. I have cleaned up the excess ink spills as best I could but the jam error still persists. Any ideas?

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  • hwmatt Aug 02, 2009

    I had cleaned the printer head carriageway so I thought the problem had been fixed. But it didn't. I moved the printer head to the middle of the carriageway and ran blotting paper across the underside. I also cleaned the spot where the printer head returns to. There must be some sort of sensor which detects when the paper edge aligns with the print head so the print cycle can start. Ink must have been covering this sensor.

    This fixed the paper jam problem but then no ink came out so I ran through a few cleaning cycles and now everything is up and running hunky dory.

    I think there still will be some leakage so I'll have to replace the printer head sometime in the future.

    I hope this helps someone else who is having similar problems

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  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.
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