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False paper jam

Says there is a paper jam and there are no jams.Tturn it on and it sounds like it is trying to pull paper through and then says "press power, then clear paper jam." I've done that and there was No paper jam! Still won't work! Plus the power light flashes and exclamation point light flashes.

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  • mustang96csr Apr 26, 2008

    I turned the printer upside down and out flew two certified mail reciepts that had fallen into the printer! It had a "paper jam" after all-thank you for your help, bless you!

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    the paper jams light is on also, and when i check there no paper jam, what should i do to reset the printer

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If the paper is lodged too far into the printer and can't be removed:
Press the power button to turn the printer off.
Pull firmly on the paper to remove it. If you can't reach the paper because it is too far in, raise the front cover and remove the paper from the front of the printer.
Close the front cover.
Press the power button to turn the printer back on.
Resend your document to print.

Ensure that:
The paper is a recommended paper for inkjet printers.
You do not force the paper down into the printer when you load it. For example, if you are loading letter or A4 size paper, the top edge of the paper should extend above the top of the sheet feeder.
The printer is on a flat, level surface.
The left paper guide is against the side of the paper.
You do not load too much paper in the sheet feeder. Depending on the thickness of your paper, the sheet feeder can hold up to 100 sheets of paper.
The left paper guide does not cause the paper to bend in the sheet feeder.
Your printer feeds regular paper as expected. If regular paper feeds without causing problems, load the envelopes vertically against the right side of the sheet feeder. Make sure the paper guide is against the side of the envelopes.
Envelopes or the appropriate specialty papers are selected in the printer driver.
You are using a paper or envelope size supported by your printer.

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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
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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.
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    • 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
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  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.
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Hi,
Paper jams can be real or false. The all-in-one may report a paper jam when there is not any jammed paper, however, the solution to a real paper jam or a false paper jam is the same.
To fix the paper Jam errors please try the following steps:
1. Confirm that no foreign materials are inside the machine.
2. Confirm that usable paper is set.
3. Confirm that the paper is set properly.
4. Confirm that recommended paper is used, and the number of sheets set in the auto sheet feeder is within the limit.
5. Disconnect the printer power cord as well as the printer cable form the printer.
6. Turn the printer upside down and shake the printer in order to remove any obstacle which is stuck inside the printer causing the paper jam error.
Open the printer cover and remove the cartridges and check carefully if there is any small piece of paper which is stuck inside, if so carefully remove it.
7. Disconnect the printer power cord and press and hold the power button on the printer for about 15 to 20 seconds( this will release the flee power) and reconnect the printer and check.

Regards

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