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Invisible paper jam?

We've taken out the paper, looked for more and reset at least a dozen times! as soon as the printer is turned on the paper jam message comes up with the orange error light. i can't even scan :S what to do now?

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Hi,
you need to turn off the power button of your printer for a minute and the turn it on and check if its working or not. It should work however if it does,nt workj as you have mentioned that you are not able to scan aslo so it means that you need a new printer.

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Turn off the printer at the mains supply (you really do not want it grabbing your fingers inside) :)
Look down the back where the paper gets taken in, and see if any paper is visible in there, if so, carefully remove it, you may have to use some long handled pliers or grips of some kind.
If it all seems clear, the paper jam may be a bit further inside the mechanism. Inside there are several rollers that grip & guide the paper sheets through, and this is where paper is usually stuck.
Open the printer lid (not the scanner, but the whole lid as if replacing the ink cartridges. And check carefully nothing is hiding in there. Most paper is white and so easily visible, but some gets ink on it when jammed and may even be black and near invisible in that dark area.
Be very careful to not damage any of the mechanism inside, as they are usually very sensitive to things being poked around in there.
If after all this, no paper can be found, you may need to take the complete lid off the printer to get right inside, which is a bit of a bigger job.
Also, unless you are 100% sure that it is paper blocking it up, unplug all cables, and gently turn the printer over to see if anything falls out :)
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Reset the printer by turning it off, then turn it back on.

if this doesn't solve the problem theres probably a paper jam, even a very small part of paper can cause the jam or it can be caused by pretty much anything thats not supposed to get inside the printer.

here are my instructions for clearing paper jams:

  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
  3. Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
  4. Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
  5. If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
  6. If you find a piece of jammed paper, remove it byholding it with both hands and pulling firmly. The goal is to keep thepaper from tearing. If several pieces are jammed together, try pullingout the middle piece first to loosen the jam.
  7. If the paper does tear, try rotating the roller gears manually to free the paper. Don't force anything, though. Dothis step especially if the jam message comes up repeatedly without anyobvious paper jam, there may be a small tear of paper inside.
  8. Ones the printer is free of paper Replace the toner orink cartridge and paper trays, close any doors you opened and turn theprinter back on.
  9. If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
  10. see alternative if the problem is still not solved.



alternative :
Loada piece of thick paper, for example photo paper and press the resumebutton (may be diffrent button on diffrent models) a few times to theprinter picks up the paper and puts it through the machine.



Here is what canon suggest:

Remove the paper following the procedure below.
(1) Slowly pull the paper out, either from the Rear Tray or from the Paper Output Slot, whichever is easier.

If the paper tears and a piece remainsinside the machine, turn the machine off, open the Scanning Unit(Printer Cover) and remove it.


Be careful not to touch the components inside the machine.

After removing all paper, close the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover), and turn it back on.

bullet_s.gif If you cannot pull the paper out, turn the machine off and turn it back on. The paper will be ejected automatically.

(2) Reload the paper in the machine, and press the OK button on the machine.
If you turned off the machine in step (1), all print jobs in queue are canceled. Reprint if necessary

Also, have a look at what other people have said/ done with the same problem:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t159885-error_code_6000

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The screen keeps saying that there's a paper jam in my printer but i kept checking and checking, there's nothing in there. But the printer won't take in the new paper cuz of this invisible paper jam.


give this a try
  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
  3. Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
  4. Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
  5. If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
  6. If you find a piece of jammed paper, remove it by holding it with both hands and pulling firmly. The goal is to keep the paper from tearing. If several pieces are jammed together, try pulling out the middle piece first to loosen the jam.
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  8. Ones the printer is free of paper Replace the toner or ink cartridge and paper trays, close any doors you opened and turn the printer back on.
  9. If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
  10. see alternative if the problem is still not solved.



alternative :
Load a piece of thick paper, for example photo paper and press the resume button (may be diffrent button on diffrent models) a few times to the printer picks up the paper and puts it through the machine.

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You need to remove the toner cartridge, and since you said you've taken the whole thing apart, maybe try a flashlight and look for a LITTLE piece of paper that may have torn off that remains stuck around that fuser area (the fuser is the thing behind the toner that gets hot-- so be careful -- but look in the corners and anywhere a small piece of paper could have torn and got stuck.

If you're absolutely sure that there is nothing stuck, I'd try to do a hard-reset: Turn off the machine, unplug the power cord and the cable that goes to your computer (if it's hooked up to one. And if it is hooked up to a computer, power down the computer as well.) Wait a minute or two, plug the computer back in, plug the power cord and cable from the printer back in, then turn on the printer and the computer and let them both go through their various start-ups.

If none of that works, let us know.. but from what I know and the docs I have access to, it should work... (fingers crossed!)

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Hello,
Don't try a dozen things suggested by people online who's credentials are unknown. Go straight to the source.

I had the same issue and just went to www.samsung.com - looked up my model #, downloaded the PDF manual 86 pages and did a search for that error. It had step by step picture diagram of how to clear out the jam.

I just saved the company a few hundred on a service call to our printer sales/service vender.


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