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Paper jam When I try to print, the paper feed pulls to the right and jams the paper and the printer ask to add paper and press select. I pull the jamed paper out and press select and it does it all over again.

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  • Rebecca Marshall Apr 25, 2008

    When I try to print, the paper feed pulls to the right and jams the paper and the printer ask to add paper and press select. I pull the jamed paper out and press select and it does it all over again.

  • Rebecca Marshall Apr 25, 2008

    Thank you, but I checked and no paper is in the printer.

  • Rebecca Marshall Apr 25, 2008

    I tried to move the roller over to the middle but it didn't move. Can I push it hard and not break it? Thank you for your help but I wasn't able to move it.

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Either there is something stuck in the paper path on the left side. Or one of the pickup rollers aren't turning, there usually is two pickup rollers in this type of printer. They are used to straighten out the paper during feeding. There is also most likely two sensor used to determine if the paper is straight. If there is paper stuck in one of the sensor the printer might not turn it's coresponding roller. Or the paper just might be getting stuck on an obstruction. It is sometimes difficult to see if anything is stuck in the paper path. I would suggest opening all the doors on the printer and use a flash light and can of compressed air to try to dislodge anything that may be in there. It might not even be a peice of paper, I've seen thumb tacks, paper clips, even toy cars stuck inside printers.

There is also sometimes a clear peice of mylar film that is used to help guide the paper and to avoid grabbing multiple sheets. I've seen that plastic get pulled out after a jam then causing more jams afterwards. Look down inside the paper tray and look at the rollers, if you see a clear plasting strip sticking up you may need to push it down.

If all else fails, for the price of all-in-one printers these days, and if I'm correct your X4270 cost you less than $100, I would consider replacing the printer. I would consider something from Epson, Canon, or HP, as Lexmark has not always been known for exceptional reliability in it's low cost printers.

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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    Dean Joly Apr 27, 2008

    If you are certain that there is nothing stuck in the printer than your only other solution is to replace the printer as no one will repair it for you, it isn't worth it.

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Hi There

Have you tried the Lexmark Troubleshooting Guide in your User's Manual ?

Click HERE to view it online.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya !

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I had a similiar issue with my printer the paper is pussed too thightly in the printer, make sure the paper have atleast a little room in the paper feed dont push them in there.

If reseting the device hasnt work and also try with only one paper in the feed see how it goes.

if whatever you try the paper gets jammed still contact lexmark or your dealer for repairs.

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Dear jamie
Your paper sensor is dis-placed from the original position,you have to open it and see for any breakage, it is better that you ask some professional to open your printer if you are not very comfortable with opening printers

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Please try to re- adjust the roller which is responsible for the paper feeding,

if the roller is dis-aligned, what you are experiencing right now is the effect.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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    earl norman llanera Apr 21, 2008

    with regards to sweet_rascal,



    if my solution doesnt work, please try sweet rascals solution. hi guys...

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It might still have some paper left inside the loading mechanism.
I would suggest to open it and inspect all the moving parts as well for a worn out condition.

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It is needing a hard reset sir.
nothing big

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Apr 21, 2008

    hi early..

    how u doing... am fine..



    have a great day..

    \thank you

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