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Paper Jam Printer says there is a paper jam, but there isn't. How can I fix this problemM

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  • StevieT Apr 24, 2008

    The printer keeps flashing error code 3 which is paper jam. I've done all the troubleshooting suggested by the manual and it still flashes. There is no paper jammed in the printer!!! It's only 2 months old and rarely used so need help.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    I try to print but it says the paper is jam, but it's not how do I fix it.

  • ELFudge May 14, 2008

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    The printer keeps flashing error code 3 which is paper jam. I've done all the troubleshooting suggested by the manual and it still flashes. There is no paper jammed in the printer!!! It's only 2 months old and rarely used so need help.I cannot find help on the Canon web site

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    error code 3, says there is a paper jam and there isn't

  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    The printer keeps flashing error code 3 which is apparently a paper jam. There is no paper jammed in the printer, have followed the trouble shooting guide, but still the same.

  • juanluk Jul 07, 2008

    I have the same problem and have completed everything as said in the troubleshooting. When it tried to bring the paper in to clean the rollers the paper will not feed past about 1 inch.

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    i have the same problem.i tryed unplugging it and looking in it for any papers. ive restarted it but nothing works.

  • ilovejosh Aug 18, 2008

    ive tryed unplugging it and restarting it and did a million other things but nothing worked.

  • eastonnunez Nov 06, 2008

    im not to good with printers but i cant even get the paper to feed into the rollers

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I did exactly as iamzwalrus said and it fixed.go with that if nothing eles works.

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

A piece of paper may not be jamming the rollers, but something small, such as a sticker or, in my case, a tag I cut off of a shirt and set on top of my printer, may be stuck under the roller.

Take something stiff and push it under the roller from inside the printer. As soon as you can see it from the other side, remove it and restart the printer.

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Just power on the printer and force a single sheet of paper through the rollers.

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The paper is feeding in a little sideways and so it jams everytime I try to print. I tried to clean the printer and run all the feeding cleaners, but nothing is helping...

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SOURCE: Printer indicates Paper Jam 2.

There is an issue with fuser exit sensor on this printer. They will report false paper jams. A small part needs to be replaced to solve the issue.

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