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Paper stuck in roller

Is it possibel to remove roller? I have a peper jam and cannot reach the paper in the roller


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  • navila Mar 31, 2008

    Does anyone know if I can remove the paper roller from printer Brother HL-2040?? I have a paper jam, cannot see the or reach the paper...think it's stuck in the roller





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Dear Navila,

Please ensure that you have check that there is no paper inside the toner and drum area accessible from the front.
Also check that there is no paper stuck below the bottom paper tray which you need to take out the paper tray.

Last you need check the rear cover for any paper visible.
If the problem persist you need to clean up the fuser assembly.

To take it our, you need to do the following:-
1) remove the rear cover
2) remove the side cover
3) remove the top cover
4) remove the black paper guide at the back of the printer
5) remove the white paper guide at the top of the fuser assembly.
6) remove the fuser assembly (2 screws) and the cables white cable on one side and grey cable attaching to the other side of the fuser assembly.
7) Clean the fuser assembly.
8) reinstalled them.

Taking out the paper guide cover is tricky since you need to take them out at a certain angle.

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Clear the paper jam. To see paper jams and how to clear them, click here. If the printer does not start printing, press the control panel button.

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