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Paper not feeding

It started suddenly without warning and without a paper jam.

The message is: Paper Jam, Open Reg Cover.

I have opened all doors, cleaned all areas, looked for any sign of paper or a spec of paper. I have found nothing.

The problem appears to be in the bottom roller/feed mechanism.

This printer is a vital part of my business and I cannot be without it!

Please help.

Thank you,

Dave

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  • Don Metzler Jul 14, 2008

    I am having the same problem after replacing the black and cyan toner cartridges. The first sheet of paper feeds correctly, but then the feed roller starts griding and I get a message Paper Jam - Open Reg Cover. If I reach in and rotate the roller back after the first sheet of paper feeds, the printer will continue, but start grinding again as each sheet of paper is fed through the rollers.

  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    paper jam open reg door

  • lookcrabs Dec 05, 2008

    We have a 3000cn and it will not load paper as well. The bottom roller doesn't even start to turn. It just says remove reg cover and remove paper. The printers internals are covered in toner so I thought that if I blew it all out with some compressed air and wiped it all down it would be fine.

    The sensor must still be covered in dust or something because i just keep getting the same error.


    I have fixed a lot of hp's before and I thought if you've figured out one laser jet then you can fix any. This is my first dell and I'm stumped. I don't want to waste money on new parts if that's not the problem. Is there a manual or some documents for this printer?

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The Dell 3000cn & 3010CN both display this fault.

The root cause of the problem is the Rubber pads of the feed roller in the paper tray become warn and fail to grip the paper the paper feeds a few millimetres and then is let go by the worn roller, the paper path sensors pick this up and then a paper jam is notified.

The only remedy for this problem is to obtain a new feed roller for the paper tray mechanism. Unfortunately dell in the UK do not sell maintenance kits to the public, and therefor ehte only place I found them wa on Ebay in the USA.

The kit in quetsion is the vertical paper feed maintenance kit. it costs around $50 plus shipping.

The only other option is to have a Dell approved service agent replace the rollers for you.

If you hear a grinding or cruching noise when paper is fed, then one of the mini plastic guide rollers had detached itself from its position and wound up in the tape path mechanism (very expensive repair)

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Sir my printer problem is on printer menu write a clearing paper path what is this massage and give me solution.


Thank you contacting FixYa for your printer inquiry.
This error is associated with either a sheet of paper blocking the paper path or a partial piece of paper that blocks path or trips a sensor. The printer will usually throw up a error code 13.XX on the display and the XX is a number that will indicate where in the paper path this error most probably occurred. Just follow the steps for your error on the below chart.
This link will take you to the user guide which will be helpfull identifying components and providing guidelines for most of the helpful hints and things you will need to know about this printer.
http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00218691/c00218691.pdf
Locate your error on the matrix below and follow the steps. Comment back if you need more help. Thank you again for contacting FixYa.
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  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
  3. Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
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  5. If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
  10. see alternative if the problem is still not solved.



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Load 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.

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  2. Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
  3. Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
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  9. If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
  10. see alternative if the problem is still not solved.



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try this
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  2. Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
  3. Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
  4. Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
  5. If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
  10. see alternative if the problem is still not solved.



alternative :
Load 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.

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