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Having message jam inside rear door and can not find any paper jam

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Not all of the paper jam was actually cause by paper. There are also instances that the media is the one that is jammed, causing to display a "paper jam" message.

If you can't find any jammed paper from the unit, you can try inspect the following cause..
1. Trays are loaded improperly or overfilled.
2. Tray 2 or tray 3 is removed during print job.
3. The top cover is opened during print job.
4. The media that is being used does not meet HP specifications.
5. The media that is being used is outside of the supported size range.

Also, try to tun HP toolbox.. on the Paper Jam options, click the Typical Jam Locations... to see the internal paper path and potential jammed locations.

I hope this solve your problem...thanks..


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I have the same problem - every time I turn on my printer now, the alarm signal shows up with "Paper jam" but when I check for jammed paper, there is none. So I think there's something faulty with the printer. Is there any way to reset it? I've looked everywhere but can't find it.

Posted on Jan 09, 2011

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If you can't see any paper stuck inside the printer when you open the rear door or when you remove the toner cartridge, the rear paper flag is either stuck or broken.
The flag is a small piece of plastic which sits at the rear of the fuser and as the paper exits the fuser it pushes the flag down. The easiest way to see this is to remove the rear door then the rear cover (two screws).
If it's broken you'll require a replacement fuser (i don't think you can get the part separtely), but if you have recently installed a maintenance kit, i would contact the supplier and ask for a replacement.

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SOURCE: 202 paperjam open rear door.

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Start by following the steps below to get the paper out from the machine.

  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.
  7. If the paper does tear, try rotating the roller gears manually to free the paper. Don't force anything, though. Do this step especially if the jam message comes up repeatedly without any obvious paper jam, there may be a small tear of paper inside.
  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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If that doesn't help then you would have to start taking apart the machine to find the jammed paper and remove it, its not something a just anyone should do unless you have experience.

you may have to take the machine to a repairer to get the jammed paper bits out of the machine, if you don't see paper jammed in the machine it does not mean that there wouldn't be a paper jam somewhere in the unit along the paper path. Some of the switches or sensors might have gotten stuck.

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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SOURCE: LaserJet 2420 Printer: hp 2420n 13.20.00 jam inside rear door...

i have 2420 dn printer..printer reddy mode the power on...but not initlizing...13.20 paper jaming error coming but paper is not jam..hw to resolve

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these machines only have one sensor that gives the paper jam message, and its not uncommon for a foreign object to find it way inside and hold the little black lever open and give you a false paper jam message.
so first remove all paper from both the cassette and rear feed, then use a torch/flashlight to look inside, you might need to open the rear door and look in there as well.

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Message appears "Paper jam".


Paper jams can be true or false. A false paper jam occurs when the error message displays, but no jammed paper is in the product. The following solutions apply to both true and false paper jam errors.

Print a self-test report Use the following steps to print a self-test report.
  1. Load plain white paper in the input tray.
  2. Press Setup , and then press 2 . The Print Report menu displays.
  3. Press 1 to select and print a Self-Test Report
Solution one: Clear the paper jam Step one: Remove loose paper from the tray Remove any loose sheets of paper from the input tray and the output tray.

Step two: Clear the jam from the back of the All-in-One
  1. Figure 2: Remove the rear access doorc01562020.gif
  2. Gently pull any jammed paper out of the rollers inside the product.
  3. Carefully remove any scraps of paper that are still stuck in the product.
  4. Reattach the rear access door. Insert the two posts on the right side of the door into the holes on the product, and then push the door in until it snaps into place.
  5. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product, and then press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product.
Step three: Clear the jam from the front of the All-in-One Follow these steps to remove the paper jam from the front of the product.
  1. Without opening the cartridge access door, check the tray for jammed paper that you cannot remove from the back.
  2. If you see jammed paper, gently pull it out.
Step four: Print a self-test report
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
Solution two: Make sure that the carriage can move freely Follow these steps to make sure that the carriage can move freely. Step one: Check the paper path
  1. Check for any paper or object that might be stopping the carriage. Figure 4: Example of paper stuck in cartridge access areac01950807.gif
  2. Remove any paper or objects you find.
  3. Reach inside the product, and then manually move the carriage.
    • If the carriage is stuck on the right side , move the carriage to the left side of the product.
    • If the carriage is stuck on the left side , move the carriage to the right side of the product.
    • If the carriage is stuck in the middle , move the carriage to the right.
  4. Remove any paper or obstructions found.
  5. Make sure that the carriage can move freely across the width of the product by gently pushing the carriage to the left, and then to the righ
Step two: Print a self-test report
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
  • If the self-test report does not print , continue with the next solution.
Solution three: Clean the rollers and the rear access door Dust, paper fiber, and other debris might accumulate on the paper feed rollers and cause paper jams and paper feed issues. Follow these steps to clean the paper feed rollers inside the product. Step one: Clean the rollers
  1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the product.
  2. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
  3. Press in the tab on the left side of the rear access door, and then pull the door away from the product to remove it. Figure 6: Remove the rear access doorc01562020.gif
  4. Lightly dampen a clean, lint-free cloth with bottled or distilled water, and then squeeze any excess liquid from the cloth.
  5. Press the cloth against the rollers and rotate them upwards with your fingers. Apply a moderate amount of pressure to remove any dust or dirt buildup. Figure 7: Rotate the paper feed rollersc00212278.jpg
  6. Make sure that the paper feed rollers on the rear access door are clean, free of paper bits, and rotate freely.
  7. Clean the surface and the rollers of the rear access door the same way you cleaned the large rollers inside the product.
  8. Replace the rear access door. Insert the two posts on the right of the door into the holes on the product, and then push the door in until it snaps into place.
Solution four: Service the product

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Solution one: Turn the All-in-One off and on again Turning the product off and then on again might resolve the issue. Step one: Turn the All-in-One off and on again
  1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the product.
  2. Wait 60 seconds.
  3. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product
Step two: Print a self-test report
  1. Load plain white paper into the input tray.
  2. Press the Setup button (c01461502.gif ). The Setup menu opens.
  3. Press the arrow button to select Tools , and then press OK .
  4. Press the arrow button to select Self-Test Report , and then press OK . The self-test report prints.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , and the self-test report prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
  • If the self-test report does not print , continue with the next solution.
Solution two: Clear any jammed paper Jammed paper can cause the carriage to stall. Follow these steps to clear any jammed paper. Step one: Remove any loose paper Remove any loose sheets of paper from the input tray and the output tray. CAUTION: Do not remove jammed paper at this stage. Trying to clear jammed paper from the front of the product can damage the print mechanism. Step two: Clear the paper jam from the rear of the All-in-One Use the following steps to check for and remove jammed paper from the rear of the HP product.
  1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the product.
  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.
  3. Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.
  4. Squeeze the tab on the rear access door to release it, and then pull the door outward to remove it from the product Figure 1: Open the rear access door
  5. Gently remove any jammed paper from the rollers inside the product. CAUTION: If the paper tears while removing it from the rollers, check the rollers for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more paper jams are likely to occur.
  6. Reattach the rear access door. Gently push the door forward until it snaps into place.

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Follow these steps to clear the jam from the product. Step one: Remove any loose paper Remove any loose sheets of paper from the input tray and the output tray.
CAUTION: Do not remove jammed paper at this stage. Trying to clear jammed paper from the front of the product can damage the print mechanism. Remove any loose paper Do not pull jammed paper c01954290.gif c01961869.gif Step two: Clear the jam from the rear of the All-in-One Follow these steps to clear the paper jam from the rear of the product.
CAUTION: Never pull jammed paper from the front of the product. Pulling paper from inside the front cover can cause mechanical damage to the product. Always access and clear paper jams through the rear access door.
  1. With the product powered on, disconnect the power cord, USB cable, and Ethernet cable from the rear of the product.
  2. Press in the tab on the rear access door to release the door. Pull the door away from the product to remove it. Figure 1: Remove the rear access doorc00703963.gif
  3. To avoid tearing jammed paper, gently grab both edges of the jammed paper, and then pull with even pressure to remove.
  4. Use a flashlight to thoroughly check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product.
    CAUTION: Make sure to remove any bits of torn paper from the rollers inside the product. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more jams are likely to occur. Figure 2: Check the product for bits of torn paperc01979299.gif
  5. While you have the rear access door removed, check the rollers with your fingers. Rollers should roll freely and feel springy. If rollers are missing or do not turn freely, buy a replacement rear access door. Click here to order a replacement part from HP .
  6. Reattach the rear access door. Gently push the door toward the product until it snaps into place.
Step three: Clear the jam from the front of the All-in-One
CAUTION: Carefully remove bits of torn or jammed paper from the front of the product. If you pull too hard on jammed paper, you might damage the print mechanism.
  1. Make sure that you disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.
  2. Open the cartridge access door. Figure 3: Open the cartridge doorc00372271.gif
  3. Gently pull out any jammed bits or torn pieces of paper from the rollers inside the product.
    CAUTION: If the paper tears when you remove it from the rollers, check the rollers for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If pieces of paper remain in the product, more paper jams might occur.
  4. Close the cartridge access door.
  5. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.
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You have a stuck sensor.

Open the rear door and make sure there is no paper in there.

Remove your toner from the drum and make sure there are no bits of paper stuck under the toner cartridge.

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Look inside the drum chamber for the little plastic levers that actuate the sensors. Make sure they move back and fourth freely.

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Paper jam. we removed the major portion of it. bit of paper is inside. we can't find out that. display shows 13.20.00. we removed front and back except toner catridge. what we have to do.


Try this linke below.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=411171&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=411171&objectID=c00642524

Or i cut and paste text, but you should view pictures. If you cannot get to it from link. Try typing "Paper jams alternating between front and back door" It should be first link from HP about a 3550.

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HP Color LaserJet 3500, 3550, and 3700 Series Printers - Paper Jams Alternating Between Front and Back Door Issue Description Customers may see paper jams error messages with no paper seen in the paper path. The message will alternate between check the front door and the back door. Workaround The release lever engagement tabs on the rear door can be bumped into the in-correct position. The purpose for this tab is to re-engage the fuser release levers as the rear door is closed. When one or both of these are left in the in-correct position the printer goes into a cycle of alternating between a "Jam in the Front Door" message and "Jam in the Rear Door" message. There is no paper present in the paper path when this happens. When a customer gets the "Jam in the Front Door" message and opens the front door, no paper is found. After the customer closes the front door, they get the "Jam in the Rear Door" message. When they open the rear door, find not paper (even pull out the fuser), and close the rear door, they get the "Jam in the Front Door" message. This cycle will continue

Placing both engagement tabs in the "Correct" position solves the problem and allows the print job to continue.for as long as the customer is willing to keep checking.

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