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Paper jams in feed

I recently used a cardstock in my 5p. Now, regular bond paper gets stuck about 1/3 of the way whether from the paper tray below or fold out tray in front. I noticed that the left front corner of the paper is particularly stuck.

I do not have a manual and love this printer. Any info you can offer would be most appreciated!

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  • RobynK
    RobynK Feb 09, 2008

    No black mark.



    I should have been more clear,,,when the paper is trying to feed from the tray it only goes in about 1/3 of the way and then gets stuck, therefore, it seems like it doesn't even have a chance to print. Does that make more sense?



    thank you!

  • RobynK
    RobynK Feb 09, 2008

    Your website is the BEST! Thank You so much for helping me to fix my printer! I was afraid I would have to get rid of it and you helped me solve the problem....and I am Not a technologically savvy person. I can't thank you enough. Many good wishes to you for your willingness to help others.

  • jamprintman Feb 25, 2008

    Some paper jammed. I tried to remove it. A small piece tore off . . . now whenever I try to print the paper seems to scrunch up (is that word?) on the left hand side and the printer jams. How do I clear this small piece of paper out? Do I have to open the printer? What must I do?

  • brian c
    brian c May 11, 2010

    Is it leaving a black mark along the edge of the paper that is getting stuck?

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That helps, yes. The reason I asked about the black mark, is if the drum wasn't turning, and the paper was bumping into it, you would get the mark along the lead edge.

You are right about one thing, these printers are workhorses. I have a 6P that just won't die.

There's a similar problem on a site I use, maybe you will find it useful:

Sensor locations:
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/reference/guides/sensors/vx

Possible solutions:
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/laser/17590

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1.Turn off the printer.
2.Inspect the location or tray the printed paper ejects to. If the stuck paper is visible manually remove it.*
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