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Printer Paper light flashing constantly. Printing impossible and no jam. Powered down, reset, reboot, etc....and still nothing.

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One of two things.
1. When the jam occured there may have been a small piece of paper torn off on a sensor.
2. And I think this is more likley. One of the sensor actuators has fallen off or is stuck causing the sensor to think there is still paper in the machine.
Take your time and examine the paper path carefully.
The actuators are black plastic pieces about an inch long hanging down into the paper path.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

  • Rick Kasper Jan 11, 2008

    If those are not the problem, then sounds like a paper path sensor or switch has failed.

    Something it signling the main board that there is a piece of paper in the path. whether there is or not.

    most of the time an actuator falls off or is stuck.

    If you know those are present and moving freely, then a paper past sensor has failed.

    Good Luck. Those problems can make you crazy at times.

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