Paper jam light continues
Even if you have cleaned the printer externally tiny bits of paper might have got stuck in the interior of the printer and are obstructing the movement of the roller..Also there might have been some paper clips,pins etc., that might have got stuck in it..
Also printers are hyper sensitive to dust..It might be causing this
Take a cotton swab dip it in alcohol and press it against the
roller whilw pressing the paper feed button....
If this doesn't work you should try a longer procedure...Remember you have to look real hard..
It's possible that the paper may be running into a foreign object and
not feeding in at all. A foreign object could also cause the paper to
stall, or even feed-in crooked. Remove all the paper and use a
flashlight to look carefully into the paper feed-in area. Look for a
pen, pencil, push pin, paper clip, candy, etc. If you can't see
anything, then actually pick your printer up and turn it so the paper
opening is facing down and shake it a little, side to side. Your trying
to dislodge anything that might be stuck in the paper entrance area. If
nothing falls out, then turn it back over and use the flashlight to
once again look inside that area. Sometimes you'll see an object that
may have moved over into view while you were shaking the printer. Any
foreign object might block the paper from actually being able to move
forward, so then the printer thinks there is no paper installed. You
may have to even remove the Top Cover to be able to get a better view
of that paper feed area. Unfortunatly, just removing that cover is not
always that easy, especially on the newer printers. You may need a
Service Manual for reference, disassembly and troubleshooting. I have
not checked, but you can normally find Service Manuals for most
printers, at www.2manuals.com (most Service Manuals can usually be
downloaded for around $10 +/- ). Even if there is not a foreign object
stuck in that area, with the top cover off, you might just possibly see
what the problem is and even be able to correct it..
Nov 21, 2007 |
Dell P1500 Laser Printer