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Paper Jam I only put in one sheet and it keeps getting jammed.

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  • viupiu Apr 08, 2008

    I got exactly the same problem with Pixmamp160, paper simply just won't go through...the "roller" refuses to take a paper...I tried ten's of times, all the time same error..."paper jammed"!!!

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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, it seems to reset the sensors or something.
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

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