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Error 3 paper Jam, but there is no paper jam

Error 3 - after cleaning, blowing out with air, still get E3 after one page printing

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  • azziejo42 Apr 08, 2008

    keeps flashing the E3 paper jam, but now it's not even taking paper at all, it just won't print and tells me there is a paper jam and to remove paper jam before it will print. But there's no paper anywhere and I've tried everything to get it to work. It's just not even taking paper anymore. In the beginning it took a little bit, but now it just won't even start to print. 

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Don't know if it's the same problem i had but its maybe worth a try. My paper went in a little, the wheels were turning but it didn't take the rest of the paper or print.
Someone replied to my problem, i tried it and it fixed 1st time. Also seems to of worked for others
Solution:- Use a piece of thin card, a magazine cover is what i used, make sure its A4 size then try to print something, as the paper starts moving push it through!! and hey presto it worked for me, everything printing fine now.
hope it works, let me know, Garty

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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