I sent 4 jobs to the printer last night...The printer ran out of paper...The jobs remained in the queue until now...Can I avoid rebooting my machine to get the printer to accept jobs again??? I'm connected parallel be the way!!!
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Paper Jams are routinely caused by bad roller in the printer. The Heat of laser printers can render these rubber roller pretty useless in a couple of years or less if you print often. If you have recently replaced the drum (according to the recommended print output number), Then If an $80 dollar roller + labor is worth it to you, go for it, otherwise buy a new printer and Brother gives the best ink value per page. hope this helps.
This is a huge problem, not only with the MFC-7420 printer, but literally every printer known to exist! The best way to solve this problem is to look at where the printer is connected. If it's connected to your computer, it may be trying to print something from there still, causing the information that the printer is receiving to become jumbled up and confused. I'm going to go step by step to try to help you out of your printer misery:
First: Unplug the printer from your computer entirely. Then unplug your printer's power source. Second: Re-plug back in your printer's power source, and wait for it to turn on fully. Third: Double check to make sure everything is working fine aside from the non-existent "paper jam." Fourth: Re-plug back in the printer to the computer, and cancel all scheduled prints that are queued on your computer. Lastly: Retry printing!
The manual doesn't say it will do double sided copies. it will copy two pages to one sheet of paper or 4 pages to one sheet of paper. you will probably have to make a copy of the document and then reload the paper back into the tray. experiment with it like put it in face down or face up then which is the top of the page. you can use a marker on a blank sheet of paper to see how it prints out.
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Actually, you need to double check the back cover and front cover, open them all to check all paper jam.
Besure to check the back cover, normally all paper jam is from the back.
be sure to close the front cover at the last cover to close.