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When trying to execute a print job the printer keeps insisting that there is a paper jam. I have done my best to insure the printer is cleared of any obstructions short of trying to pull it apart. Is it possible the printer is being tricked into thinking it has a paper jam? Is there some other way to correct this at the user level? The unit is a MP160.

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This error message is displayed by the printer when paper is jammed in one or more locations. In such a case, users are recommended to remove the jammed paper from the specified location. The entire paper path must be checked for any pieces of paper. To stop the message, open and close the top most cover of the printer. Lastly, verify the flags and the sensors. If the problem persists, the cause of the error message could be a broken sensor or sensor lever.

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