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It seems inevitable that the copy machine will have a paper jam. You
need the copies immediately, so how do you fix the jam? Luckily,
ingenuity and a manual, can help you fix the problem yourself. Fixing a
paper jam, can elevate you to hero status amongst your co-workers.
Discover the location of the jam. Carefully
open the cover of the copy machine and the paper tray to see exactly
where the paper is jammed.
Turn off the copy machine before pulling out the paper.
the page out, the opposite way it is fed into the copier. Pull the
jammed sheet out gently. If you tug too hard, the paper may rip.
Check for any paper fragments and clean up any torn pieces.
the roller where the jam occurred to be sure none of the copier parts
are loose or broken. The roller should be smooth all the way across
with no possible snags.
Replace the cover and paper tray and turn the machine back on.
the button to cancel the paper jam message. This button will vary among
copy machines. The display will tell you which button to push.
Error 51 is a paper jam code. Remove the paper tray in the front and the jam clear cover in the back (the light gray plastic piece in the center of the rear of the printer) and pull out any paper you can see.
Once you've removed the paper, the jam code should clear on the display, but if it doesn't, try resetting the machine. If the jam code is still there, that means there is still paper somewhere inside the machine. Check again to make sure you didn't miss any, and also lift the scanner bed to see if you can see any paper under there. (To lift the scanner, lift up with the tabs on either side until the scanner locks into place.)
Turn the printer off, Open the front cover where the drum and toner are installed. Remove the drum and toner (cartridge). look inside the machine for a paper jam, also open the back cover and check there.
Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
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.
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.
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.
If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
see alternative if the problem is still not solved.
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.
three lights are for paper jam, replace toner cartridge and replace dru, cartridge. If there is zigzag line it is paper jam if there are six small dots it is for toner cartridge and if it is one circle it is for copy cartdisge. You can contact me for mfurther support at firstname.lastname@example.org
This machine problem can be very involved.
A paper jam as described can be in any locations of the copier.
First of all when the toner-developer falls on the base of the paper feeder, it can contanimate all paper feed shafts and even sensors, and plug connections.
Worn feed rolls can cause the machine to jam. Clean the rollers and see if it corrects the problem.
A bent paper tray can cause the copy to skew, causing jams.
Sometimes the plasic paper path baffles are warped leaving narrow gaps in the paper feed path not allowing the paper to go through properly.
A bad paper feed sensor can cause inttermittant paper feed jams. This sensor is located just above the feed rolls. A involved process to take out without breaking the plastic components.
The machine has paper feed clutches located at the back of the feed rolls. To get to them it is also involved. Sometimes these clutches slip and will cause paper feed problems. There paper feed solinoids may operate intermittantly not allowing the paper feed clutch to operate correctly.
The main board can also cause these types of problems, not allowing the correct signal to operate the paper feed solinoids.
There is so much in this area to locate and isolate for paper feed problems.
If all else fails, call Xerox for a service repair.