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E3 error Showing an E3 error but there are no jams.....I have checked everywhere for anything that may be jamming it. I am not able to reset it and try again. It is frozen.

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  • Lovelylark Jan 27, 2008

    We have the exact same problem, and have never had a paper jam. There is nothing jamming the printer, we have cleaned it, tried running maintenance, and the printer will not print.



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If u have had a paper jam previously u may have damaged the paper sensor when u removed the paper

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