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My paper pulls from the right side first and then has a paper jam. There is no torn paper inside. Any suggestions? How do you clean the rollers?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Mine just started doing that, too! That's why I came to this site! Can anyone make a suggestion?

Posted on Jun 20, 2007

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Without a service manual and comparing with laser printers, I am assuming that I will have to go through the back and removing the boards and cage to access the fuser. Or is there an easier way?

Posted on Jun 23, 2007

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SOURCE: Paper is pulled on one side when printing

First look through the paper path, and make sure there are no obstructions.

Look where you put the paper in. See if you can see inside there and see the roller that turns and picks up the paper. If you can, make a mixture of alcohol and a little dish soap. Damp a rag with it, and reach in there to clean the rollers.  See if the rollers will turn manually, but be careful not to force anything.  Another way to get to the whole roller, would be to start making a print, while watching the rollers.  As soon as the rollers have turned half way, unplug the printer.  Now you can reach the other side and clean that.

There is another way to clean the rollers.  Using the alcohol mix, take a single sheet of paper, and damp one half of it with the solution.  Stick the single sheet in the paper tray, and make a print, but hold on to the paper so that it doesn't feed through the machine.  Do this several times, and the rollers turning against the wet paper should clean them.

Try to print again. It might take a few tries. The rollers have to turn against the paper and dry themselves off again.

If this works, then you need new rollers (cleaning them will only make them work temporarily and the problem will come more frequently until you change them).

Thankyou,

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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SOURCE: toner marks down right side of page

hmmm...sounds like your toner cartridge is truly unhappy. I'd return it if I were you.

no worries..start by getting new driver for that here

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Color Laser Jet 3800 leaving roller marks on paper

Pull out the fuser at the rear of the machine.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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Hpc6280 paper caught internally


This information comes from the User Manual on pages 111-112:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01150745.pdf

Internal paper jams on this machine tend to be in the two-sided printing accessory.

To clear a paper jam from the two-sided printing accessory:
1. Turn off the printer
2. Press in the tabs on the left and right side of the two-sided printing accessory, and remove it by pulling out from the center of the printer.
3. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers. If the paper has torn, check the rollers and wheels for small, torn pieces of paper
4. If it's still not clear, open the two-sided printing accessory by pulling up on the tabs, and remove any paper stuck inside it, then close the accessory by pressing down on the tabs until they lock into place
5. Replace the two-sided printing accessory by pushing it forward until it snaps back into place
6. Turn on the printer, and verify that it works by pushing OK to continue the job it jammed on.

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Paper goes part way in then stops. printer continues to run but paper does not go through


Hello,Follow the steps below:
Step one: Remove any loose paperRemove any loose paper from the input tray.
caution.pngCAUTION:Do not remove jammed paper at this stage.Step two: Clear the jam from the back of the printer
  1. Press the Resume button (c01324470.gif ) on the front panel of the product. If the paper jam does not clear, then follow the remaining instructions.
  2. Press the Power button (c01345237.gif ) to turn off the product.
  3. Unplug the power cord from the back of the product.
  4. Remove the rear access door.Press the handle to the right, and then pull out the door.Figure 1: Remove the rear access doorc01427255.gif
  5. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers.
    caution.pngCAUTION:If the paper tears when removing it from the rollers, then check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the device. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the device, then more paper jams are likely to occur.
Step three: Clean the rollersWhile the rear door is removed from the product, clean the paper rollers.
  1. Wipe the paper rollers with a lint-free cloth that is lightly moistened with distilled or bottled water.Rotate the rollers with your fingers to clean all the way around.Figure 2: Cleaning the paper rollersc00246512.jpg
  2. Allow the rollers to dry completely.
  3. Replace the rear door.Gently push the door forward until it snaps into place.Figure 3: Replace the rear access doorc01427257.gif
Step four: Open the top cover and clear the jam
  1. Raise the top cover of the product.Figure 4: Raise the top coverc01423757.gif
  2. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers.
  3. Lower the top cover.Figure 5: Lower the top coverc01423751.gif
  4. Plug the power cord back into the product.
  5. Press the Power button (c01345237.gif ) to turn the product on.
Step five: Reload paper and test the printerAfter removing any jammed paper, make sure the product is functioning correctly by reloading paper and testing the product.
  1. Raise the output tray.Figure 6: Raise the output trayc01423754.gif
  2. Slide the input tray paper-width guide to the left and load a stack of plain white paper in the input tray.Figure 7: Adjust paper guide and load paperc01423755.gif
  3. Slide the paper-width guide to the right until it rests, snugly, against the stack of paper.
  4. Lower the output tray and pull out the tray extension.Figure 8: Pull out the tray extensionc01423756.gif
  5. Print a diagnostic page.
    1. Press and hold the Power button (c01345237.gif ).
    2. While holding the Power button (c01345237.gif ), press and hold the Cancel button (c01235250.gif ), and then release both buttons.
    3. The product prints a diagnostic page.
    • If the page prints successfully, the issue is resolved.
    • If the issue is not resolved and another jam occurs, continue to the next step.
Step six: Service the printerIf you have completed all the preceding steps and are still experiencing a problem, service the product.Thank You.

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Paper is jammed in my HP Photosmart C3180 All-in-One. Can't figure out how to open machine to remove paper.


Follow these steps to clear the jam from the product. Step one: Remove any loose paper Remove any loose sheets of paper from the input tray and the output tray.
CAUTION: Do not remove jammed paper at this stage. Trying to clear jammed paper from the front of the product can damage the print mechanism. Remove any loose paper Do not pull jammed paper c01954290.gif c01961869.gif Step two: Clear the jam from the rear of the All-in-One Follow these steps to clear the paper jam from the rear of the product.
CAUTION: Never pull jammed paper from the front of the product. Pulling paper from inside the front cover can cause mechanical damage to the product. Always access and clear paper jams through the rear access door.
  1. With the product powered on, disconnect the power cord, USB cable, and Ethernet cable from the rear of the product.
  2. Press in the tab on the rear access door to release the door. Pull the door away from the product to remove it. Figure 1: Remove the rear access doorc00703963.gif
  3. To avoid tearing jammed paper, gently grab both edges of the jammed paper, and then pull with even pressure to remove.
  4. Use a flashlight to thoroughly check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product.
    CAUTION: Make sure to remove any bits of torn paper from the rollers inside the product. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more jams are likely to occur. Figure 2: Check the product for bits of torn paperc01979299.gif
  5. While you have the rear access door removed, check the rollers with your fingers. Rollers should roll freely and feel springy. If rollers are missing or do not turn freely, buy a replacement rear access door. Click here to order a replacement part from HP .
  6. Reattach the rear access door. Gently push the door toward the product until it snaps into place.
Step three: Clear the jam from the front of the All-in-One
CAUTION: Carefully remove bits of torn or jammed paper from the front of the product. If you pull too hard on jammed paper, you might damage the print mechanism.
  1. Make sure that you disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.
  2. Open the cartridge access door. Figure 3: Open the cartridge doorc00372271.gif
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    CAUTION: If the paper tears when you remove it from the rollers, check the rollers for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If pieces of paper remain in the product, more paper jams might occur.
  4. Close the cartridge access door.
  5. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.
  6. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product.

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    1. Turn off the product and unplug the power cord.
    2. Turn the product around to access the back of the product.
    3. Open the rear access door:
    1. Locate the tab on the left side of the door and press it toward the right. The door will shift slightly to the right.
    2. As the door shifts to the right, pull the door out slightly to release.
    3. When the door is released, gently remove the door by sliding the door out and to the left.
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    5. Replace the rear access door:
    1. Insert the two posts on the right of the door into the holes on the right side of the opening.
    2. Press the tab on the left side of the door toward the right. The door will shift slightly to the right.
    3. As the door shifts to the right, push in the left side of the door to lock it into position.
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    1. Press in the tab on the left side of the rear door to release the door. Remove the door by pulling it away from the unit. Figure 1: Removing the rear door c00652942.gif
    2. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers. CAUTION: If the paper tears when you are removing it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might be remaining inside the device. If you do not remove all of the pieces of paper from the unit, more paper jams are likely to occur.
    3. Replace the rear door. Gently push the door forward until it snaps into place.
    4. Press Cancel to continue the current job.
    Clearing a paper jam from the front door
    1. If necessary, pull the input tray down to open it. Then, lower the print cartridge door. Figure 2: Lowering the print cartridge door c00652943.gif
    2. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers. CAUTION: If the paper tears when you are removing it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might be remaining inside the device. If you do not remove all the pieces of paper from the unit, more paper jams are likely to occur.
    3. Close the print cartridge door. Figure 3: Closing the print cartridge door c00652944.gif
    4. Press Start Copy Black or Start Copy Color to continue the current job.

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