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I'm getting a real knocking sound when I try to print. IT keeps telling me there is a paper jam, remove the door and press ok. I have done all of the above. Re started the printer, pulle the power off the socket waited two minutes, removed all connections and waited and even removed the ink cartridges. Still getting the same message. I need your help, please.

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This seems to be fault in the transport of the paper in the rollers. So if you have used any adhesive sticker printing, it is possible that some glue has got clogged into the rollers. If not there can be some jammed paper in the rollers or the mechanism.
So start this work only if you are mechanically able with the right tools.
Remove the covers to get access to the mechanism . Remove the motor drive assembly , the fitting of the motor to the mechanism. Once this is removed the rollers can be turned manually so that you will be able to feed a paper to see the progress of the movement while studying if there is any obstruction or damage to the paper.
There is a in-detect sensor, usually an opto-coupler , make sure this is not clogged or dirty as this IR detection feeds the signal to the processor for starting the motor drive feed.
Reassemble but make sure the rollers are aligned to be in equal gap to feed the paper without a side pull. Now you must print and see if the fault has changed. If not repeat the above work to confirm the area of obstruction.

The knocking sound must be traced with a visual check, possible that the motor is slipping in the drive or vice versa. The resetting of the drive must be a solution but make sure there are no obstructions in the driv e.

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