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Just bought and assembled today. Plugged and and

Just bought and assembled today. Plugged and and have a "paper jam" message saying to open carriage door and clear jam. I do not see a jam. Not possitive what the carriage door is.

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Assure that all the shipping tabs have been removed from the cartridges and any others. They will be listed in the guide provided with the device that will probably fold out into a poster.

Assure that there is paper in the device.

Assure that there is an adequate amount of paper in the paper tray (>25 sheets).

Assure all paper paths are completely clear of paper, scraps, and debris. (Including dust, utilize a can of compressed air or similar method)

If all of these have been checked they you may have to assume the device was damaged during shipping or D.O.A. software wise. These devices have both physical and digital sensors and checks for paper paths. If these errors persist after a user accessible cleaning and the use of canned air, the device is most likely damaged.

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The print carriage may get stuck on either side or in the middle of the printer. The Carriage Jam: Open Door, clear carriage jam, and then press OK to continue error message may display on the front panel of the all-in-one.

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The print carriage is the device which contains the print head and moves left to right during printing.
Figure 1: Carriage Assembly

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Step two: Clear the paper path

Follow the steps below to clear the printer of any jammed paper and reset the printer.
1. Leave the printer on and then disconnect the power cable and the USB or Ethernet cable from the back of the printer. Do not reconnect them until instructed to later.

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2. Open the top access door.

Figure 2: Opening the top access door

3. Make note of where the carriage is stuck and look for jammed paper. A paper jam can cause the error message and the carriage stall. Some paper may be jammed in different locations than those shown in the photos below.

Figure 3: Paper jammed on the left side

Figure 4: Top view of paper jammed on the left side

Figure 5: Paper jammed on the right side

Figure 6: Top view of paper jammed on the right side

NOTE: Do not use any tools or other devices to remove jammed paper. Always use caution when removing jammed paper from inside the unit.

If the carriage is stuck on the right side:
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b. Move carriage all the way to the left side.
c. Check the paper path all the way to the right side and remove any paper still in the printer.

If the carriage is stuck on the left side:
d. Check for any paper or object that may be restricting the carriage.
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