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Paper jams on C4380

The paper snarls up when it is drawn into the printer and then jams.
It looks as though the paper is being pulled to the right as it is drawn in so maybe there is a problem with the roller?
I bought it on 6th September 2008 and it has gone wrong exactly one year and one day later hence is out of warranty. It's almost as if there is a chip inside saying breakdown and buy a new one!
I shall not be buying HP printers again.

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X4270 paper feed jam


You may have remnants of torn paper left in the feed rollers or beyond -from a prior jam. Other causes include:
  • Overheating
  • Wrong Paper Type
  • Printing Labels
  • Cracked or Dirty Rollers
  • Use of Wrong Tray
  • Incorrect Loading of Paper
  • Paper Overload

Nov 21, 2013 | Lexmark X4270 All-in-One Multifunction...

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Paper jam


  1. Take the paper out of the paper trays. This will prevent any more paper from being drawn into the printer to further the jam.
  2. Remove the cover from the housing of your Lexmark printer. This will expose the inner workings of the printer, and you also should be able to see the jammed paper.
  3. Pull gently on the jammed paper. In many cases this is all that is required; the paper jam should move out slowly and smoothly.
  4. Press the flashing paper jam button. This will allow the rotors to turn freely, which will facilitate the easy removal of the jam.
  5. Unplug your Lexmark printer if the jam persists. This will allow you to pull more firmly without the gears working against you.
  6. Examine the inner workings and confirm that all paper and shreds of paper have been removed. If the paper tore during the clearing, make sure none remains or it will inhibit normal printer function.
  7. Plug the printer back in, refill the paper tray and try to print again.
Thank you.

Oct 30, 2012 | IBM Office Equipment & Supplies

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Saying clear paper jam, I have done, there is no paper jam


Clearing a paper jam in a Lexmark laser printer is an easy thing to do. Laser printers produce high-quality products and are fairly complex machines, but paper jams (in most cases) can be solved mechanically with a little know-how and time. Follow these steps to learn how to clear a paper jam in a Lexmark laser printer.
  1. ep 1 Take the paper out of the paper trays. This will prevent any more paper from being drawn into the printer to further the jam.
  2. Step 2 Remove the cover from the housing of your Lexmark laser printer. This will expose the inner workings of the printer, and you also should be able to see the jammed paper.
  3. Step 3 Pull gently on the jammed paper. In many cases this is all that is required; the paper jam should move out slowly and smoothly.
  4. Step 4 Press the flashing paper jam button. This will allow the rotors to turn freely, which will facilitate the easy removal of the jam.
  5. Step 5 Unplug your Lexmark laser printer if the jam persists. This will allow you to pull more firmly without the gears working against you.
  6. Step 6 Examine the inner workings and confirm that all paper and shreds of paper have been removed. If the paper tore during the clearing, make sure none remains or it will inhibit normal printer function.
  7. Step 7 Plug the printer back in, refill the paper tray and try to print again.
    • Make sure to use a printer and paper type that are compatible. Consult your owner’s manual and the manufacturer’s Web site.
    • To deal with a large jam, it might be necessary to pull sheets from the middle of the jam in order to loosen the whole thing.
    • Always pull the paper “with the grain” of the mechanism, if possible. Pull it through the printer the way paper normally travels so that you don’t go against the gears.
    • For more serious repairs, contact an electronic store or professional repair person.

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Paper jam - hp c4380


Make sure that there is no paper stuck inside the paper, try cleaning the rollers, if the issue stil persit perform the below steps. Reset the All-in-One to the factory default settings by using these instructions: 1) Press ON and CANCEL buttons simultaneously 2) Display reads ?Enter Special Key Combo? 3) Press BLUE button, Green button and Grey button 4) Press Grey button continuously until "Resets Menu" is displayed. 5) Press Green button. 6) Press Grey button until "Semi full Reset" is displayed. 7) Press Green Button. This should resolve the issue.

Sep 27, 2009 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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Paper jam problem


Remove the back cover and put an index card thru where the paper goes, that should push out any left over scraps.

Jul 22, 2009 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Misfeeds paper pulls to the right--says paper jam-no jam


there could be a paper jam or some paper still inside.

  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.



alternative :
Load a piece of thick paper, for example photo paper and press the resume button (may be diffrent button on diffrent models) a few times to the printer picks up the paper and puts it through the machine.

Mar 17, 2009 | Lexmark X3350 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Paper only being taken in on one side.


In some printers there is a roller which can be removed. Once the roller is removed it should be possible to remove any thing which would prevent the roller pulling the paper through evenly.

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