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My printer keeps telling me it is jammed when it is not

My printer keeps telling me it is jammed. When I lift the lid and check, there is no jammed paper. What is causing this?

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How do I get rid of paper jam that stays on even if nothing jammed


My guess is that there is a piece of paper somewhere blocking a light beam or in a contact switch.
Try a little air if you can't manually feed a sheet of paper. Use the heaviest bond you have.

Jan 06, 2015 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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The printer is telling me that the ink cartridge is jammed. How do I fix this?


Turn the printer on.
Lift the lid that covers the print-head mechanism.
It should slide across; if it does not, it is "jammed".
Remove any object that is physically blocking the path of the print-head.

May 11, 2011 | Dell V313w AllInOne InkJet Printer

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Hpofficejetj6450 keeps messaging paper jam when i look i can find no paper jamming anything even when i push ok to clear it


CHeck on the back of the printer.

Take off the rear lid and check if there is any paper or paper residue.

If it has a feeder, lift the top of the printer where you can see the feeder rolling wheels.

Hope it helped.

God Bless You!!

Feb 05, 2011 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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Printer keeps saying paper jam


unplug printer, lift lid, check rollers throughly, look to see if any piece of paper is stuck in the roller or cogs, remove
plug printer in, turn on
lastly, remove all paper from tray and put half as much in
hope this works and good luck

Apr 30, 2010 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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The Lexmark X3350 printer paper jam


Try this:

turn off you printer
unplug the power cable
lift you printer up
while lifting, put it in an upside down position
then shake your printer from left to right for about a min. or 2
then put the printer back to its normal position
turn it on
then check if the issue persist.

Feb 26, 2010 | Lexmark OfficeCenter X3350 All-in-One...

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My printer keeps telling me to open the lid and check something it wont print


Open lid and check for paper jams.  Otherwise, turn the thing off and reboot.

Nov 19, 2009 | Dell 968w Printer

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Paper jam message


on most lexmark printers when it reports a paper jam with no paper it means that the main motor drive has not initiated. open the top lid and stick a q-tip in the sensor that tells the printer the lid is open. turn the printer on and observe to see if any of the feed wheels turn during self tast. if they do not you have a bad motor drive.

Oct 23, 2009 | Lexmark X4875 InkJet Printer

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Paper Jam


I have he same machine. I found the solution elsewhere on this site for another Brother Copier.

Lift the ADF lid locate the little black plastic 'switch', slightly recessed in the fourth slot from the back of the printer, gently tap this swith so it moves, I tried forwards then back, close lid, press Stop/Exit.

Ding Dong! - Works a treat.

Oct 05, 2008 | Brother MFC-465CN InkJet Printer

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Hp 2355 all in one error message


reset to factory defaults, also check the whole printer for paper jams. A paper jam can often casue smaller pieces to get stuck in gears or rollers. The message about opening and closing the lid is how the printer knows you went in to check it and closeing it triggers it to try again. If thers still a jam it will keep giving the message. The fist jam was caused by something, check and make sure there isnt any pieces of plastic broken off inside. If it has a rear access panel, check there also.

Feb 16, 2008 | HP PSC 2355 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Dell AIO 940 printer refilled cartridge


  1. Make sure the printer is turned on.
  2. Lift the printer's front cover.
note.gif NOTE: The ink cartridge should be in the up/loading position unless the printer is busy.
  1. Squeeze the tabs on the cartridge lids and lift the cartridge lids up. The cartridge pops up when the lid is fully lifted.
  2. Remove the cartridges.
  3. Check and make sure that all of the protective tape has been removed from the contacts on the ink cartridge.
  4. Replace the cartridges.
  5. Snap the lids closed.
  6. Close the printer's front cover.
  7. When prompted on the printer's LCD to choose New or Old, choose Old.
  8. Press the Select button.
This was from Dell's website

Nov 08, 2007 | Dell A940 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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