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Paper caught part way through printing

Removed paper but error light is on and will not print

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There is a line of sensors along the paper path, if any of these are obscured by even the smallest scrap of paper you will get the messasge, re check the paper path again it only needs a scrap of paper, also worth a try power off and unplug for 2 minutes to allow residual power to drain and then try power up and see if the message has cleared. Last but not least if you can spot any of the sensors give them a blow with some compressed air (paper dust build up) and retry a reboot

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Hello Dear my 1610 loads papers about 4 cm and then stop loading every time i should push papers manually to feed . is that the same reason of sensors ?

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