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Paper jam I have a paper jam,where the paper is so embedded into the printer that I can't see it in order to get it out. Do I need to take the printer in for repair?

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Turn the printer off and open the access cover.
Look for any obstructions in the paper path and remove them if necessary. (It is possible to move the carrier assembly with the power off.)
Turn the printer on, load some paper, and press the Form Feed button. (On the X83, press the Select button.)
Watch the paper as it feeds through and try to determine where the jam is occurring.
Check to see if all the rollers are turning.

If all the rollers are turning, there may be something in the feed path that you can't see. Go to step 6.
If not, there is probably a feed motor or a gear problem and the printer may require service.

If the paper is jamming under the carrier assembly, you may be able to fix it using the manual feed slot.
Turn the printer off.
Take a #10 envelope and feed it through the left side of the manual feed slot until it comes right through the printer to the back of the exit rollers.
Move it up and down first, and then slowly move it over to the right side. If something is stuck under the black guide plate, this may work it loose.

If the paper is lodged too far into the printer and can't be removed:
Press the power button to turn the printer off.
Pull firmly on the paper to remove it. If you can't reach the paper because it is too far in, raise the front cover and remove the paper from the front of the printer.
Close the front cover.
Press the power button to turn the printer back on.
Resend your document to print.

Ensure that:
The paper is a recommended paper for inkjet printers.
You do not force the paper down into the printer when you load it. For example, if you are loading letter or A4 size paper, the top edge of the paper should extend above the top of the sheet feeder.
The printer is on a flat, level surface.
The left paper guide is against the side of the paper.
You do not load too much paper in the sheet feeder. Depending on the thickness of your paper, the sheet feeder can hold up to 100 sheets of paper.
The left paper guide does not cause the paper to bend in the sheet feeder.
Your printer feeds regular paper as expected. If regular paper feeds without causing problems, load the envelopes vertically against the right side of the sheet feeder. Make sure the paper guide is against the side of the envelopes.
Envelopes or the appropriate specialty papers are selected in the printer driver.
You are using a paper or envelope size supported by your printer.

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How to repair paper jams


<span>Instructions</span> <ol> <li> Turn off the printer. As the printer shuts down, it will automatically attempt to remove any paper that is jammed.<br /> </li> <li> Pull any paper that is visibly sticking out of the printer. This can help to remove it if the paper is loose enough.<br /> </li> <li> Open the printer as you would to change the ink cartridges. Check inside to see if you can find the jammed paper and gently pull it out. You may need to remove the ink cartridges. Alternately, some desktop printers have a separate panel at the back of the printer that you can take off in order to remove jammed paper from the roller.<br /> </li> <li> Turn the printer back on and repeat the steps if necessary.<br /> </li></ol> jQuery('.article ol .image').each(function(i,e){ var $this = jQuery(this); $this.find('img').error(function(){ jQuery(this).remove(); $this.remove(); }); }); <span>Tips & Warnings</span> <ul> <li> Gently pull any jammed paper using both hands and avoid ripping. Tearing the paper may worsen the jam.</li> <li> Avoid filling paper trays to maximum capacity in order to prevent printer jams and never use damp paper.</li></ul>

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My pixma iP4000 doesn't work after I took out a couple of sheets of paper that had jammed in the printer.


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Paper jam massage is comming but not paper inside the printer


OK, if the paper jam message is coming on, but you don't see any paper inside the printer when opened up, then there may be a small amount of paper somewhere inside of the printer causing the error to trip.

Be sure to open up 'all' of the possible ways that the printer can be opened in order to find the jammed paper. Open up the rear and front of the printer and search for the paper jam. Not all jams occur in the paper feed area.

Good luck on this repair.

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When paper is fed into the auto sheet feed the left side of the paper feeds, but the right side is not feeding at all....resulting in a paper jam. You can hear the printer printing but the paper doesn't go...


helpful to know what kind of machine you have :\. In general one of the paper pickup roller pads is probably rotated 180 degrees out and not touching the paper, many rollers are triangular/square and have to be oriented correctly. Other causes are the plastic gears which if stripped means a junk printer unless its an expensive one. Stripped gears because someone pulled a jammed page out too violently is the usual cause. Check also for embedded staples/paperclips in the mechanism.

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Why is my printer indicate a paper jam error even though thre's plenty of paper in it?


Because they is paper jammed inside it!
you need to remove the paper from inside the printer in order to make it work.

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I have a Samsung CLP-600N. When I try to print I get a Paper Jam Tray 1. There is no paper jam. The paper is not feeding. I tried to hold up the Sensor arm and tried to print again. The feed does not...


hmcoul,

In my experience, very rearly is the sensor bad, the sensor is a simple optical sensor activated by a flag. All this sensor does is indicate if there is paper in the tray or not. The most likely problem is that your paper feed roller,(the rubber roller at the back of the printer in the paper tray area) is embedded with paper dust as is very comon on these units. try getting some water or even better still some eucalyptus oil and clean the roller. try to print again and see waht happens.

Gremlin11

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Get rid of it. Your problems will only get worse. Mine is going to the landfill.

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Hi,
Paper jams can be real or false. The all-in-one may report a paper jam when there is not any jammed paper, however, the solution to a real paper jam or a false paper jam is the same.
To fix the paper Jam errors please try the following steps:
1. Confirm that no foreign materials are inside the machine.
2. Confirm that usable paper is set.
3. Confirm that the paper is set properly.
4. Confirm that recommended paper is used, and the number of sheets set in the auto sheet feeder is within the limit.
5. Disconnect the printer power cord as well as the printer cable form the printer.
6. Turn the printer upside down and shake the printer in order to remove any obstacle which is stuck inside the printer causing the paper jam error.
Open the printer cover and remove the cartridges and check carefully if there is any small piece of paper which is stuck inside, if so carefully remove it.
7. Disconnect the printer power cord and press and hold the power button on the printer for about 15 to 20 seconds( this will release the flee power) and reconnect the printer and check.

Regards

Malik Khan

Jan 26, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One Printer

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