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My printer showing paper jam n i cant find any paper stuck in the printer checked in n out?

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Hello! Welcome to FixYa

Paper jam
means their may be small bit paper jam in side

There are some "micro-sensors" that detect a paper jam. There will be tiny piece of paper, or a lump of dust, inside those sensors, thus "tripping" the sensor and saying you paper jam.

To solve it
Open printer cover and check to make sure no paper or foreign objects obstructing the printer feeder

If you become sure that now really there is no paper, dust or foreign objects then
Turn the printer off, and disconnect the AC power-cable. Open the printer cover & now give the printer a "blow-job" by compressed air.
If still problem exist then best & final option is to just contact to any Brother Printers service provider.

If you have any Confusion, questions or issues regarding your problem do tell me.
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Posted on Apr 11, 2011

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SOURCE: paper jam

Hi there,

Here is the most important thing to understand about paper jams in any printer....

The printer does not know if there is a paper jam anywhere in the printer.

What it does do, is respond to sensors ( optical sensors, either open or closed, by plastic flags). These flags are moved as paper moves through the paper path.

One example of a paper jam message when there is really no paper jam, is when the feed rollers are worn and do not pick up paper from the paper tray.

When you start printing, the printer expects that first sensor to open ( paper passes the sensor ) at a very specific point in time. If the paper did not get picked up from the tray, then the printer will ASSUME that the paper must be jammed somewhere because it did not reach it on time.

Now this will also happen if in fact the paper did get picked up and then jams prior to the sensor.

So... if you get the picture of how this works, understand then too, that if the printer is showing a paper jam message at power on, then one of the flags is open when it should be closed.

If you do not actually have a piece of paper holding this flag in the open position, then the flag is possible broken.

I usually see this kind of damage occur after a true paper jam, where the paper is removed either in the wrong direction ( pulled out back the way it was going instead of the way it should normally travel ), and this breaks the flag, or it was pulled out forcefully again, catching on and damaging the flag.

All of the above pertains to ANY printer, and not just yours. you must take care to fully inspect every inch of the paper path, from the paper tray, to the exit, use a flashlight, and look for the sensors and make sure they are not blocked or broken.

Good luck,

Cory

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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SOURCE: paper jam 202 with no paper in printer

This jam is refering to back door, jam in fuser (hot bit) Double check no paper is wraped around fuser rollers.

These machines have a fuser at rear if you look at he fuser from the back, on it you will see, two thick fuser rollers (ones rubber), paper runs threw these then it hits a little black switch (your machine thinks this switch is activated) and then a series(3,4) of small rubber exit rollers, this switch (between middle and left) can get damaged it also likely that a piece of paper is concertinaed in fuser.

Also remove print cartridge and look behind it, if this machine has duplex unit installed you will need to lift it off that first to axcess all areas.

Check all doors are shut.

pic of rear of fuser and exit switch in red circled3f7db6.jpg

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

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SOURCE: paper jam (missfeed) message when using the printer hp psc 1510 all-in-one

HP's answer to your question.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpu00697&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=428800&lang=en

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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SOURCE: paper jam

There is an end of form sensor in the paper path that is likely stuck or the rollers cannot turn due to some other Jam. The machine will throw that message if those two mechanisms cannot function. Look for debris in the printer - give it a good shake.

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SOURCE: HP 2015 printer has a constant paper jam light

Your printer has a long history of problems with its formatters. Apparently you may be able to download updates, but they don't always work. You may have to replace it. More information here:
http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1228501642160+28353475&threadId=1210144

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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