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Screen tells us to fix paper jam and press start to continue printing. We checked everywhere and there is NO paper jam. How do we proceed to solve this problem?

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Can you please give the make and model no. of your printer?

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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Hi, My hp k550 is blinking at lights 1 and 4. How can I fix this problem please? Thanks


Issue

The power light and resume light is blinking.

Power light and resume light is blinkingc01576793.gif Solution one: Press the resume button

Load paper in the paper tray and press the resume button (c01219285.bmp ).

Try to print the job. If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.

Solution two: Clear the paper jam

Step one: Clear the jam from the back and top of the product

  1. Remove any paper loaded in the output tray.
  2. Turn off the product.
  3. Push the button on either side of the rear access panel or duplex unit and remove it. Figure 7: Removing the rear access doorc01576794.jpg
  4. Locate any jammed paper inside the product and pull it out towards you.
  5. If there is no jam, push the latch on the top of the duplex and lower its cover. Figure 8: Lower the product coverc01576795.jpg
  6. If the jam is there, carefully remove any jammed paper and close the cover.
  7. Replace the rear access panel or duplex unit.
  8. Open the top cover.
  9. Check for and remove any jammed paper by gently pulling it out.
  10. Make sure that there are no scraps of paper stuck between the rollers.
  11. Close the top cover, turn on the product, and resend the print job.


Try to print the job again. If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.

Step three: Service the printer

If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product.

Cause

The product might be out of paper or there might be a paper jam.

Feb 28, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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My printer comes up with a clear paper jam and press checked key. I have cleared all paper from machine and yet the light flashes and will not allow me to print and the same error code comes up. What...


Solution one: Turn the All-in-One off and on again Follow these steps to turn the product on, and then off again, to reset the print mechanism.
  1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the product.
  2. Wait 15 seconds.
  3. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn the product on again.
    NOTE: The product might go through a warm-up period of up to two minutes. The product lights might flash and the carriage might move. Wait until the warm-up period is complete before proceeding.
  4. Try to print a self-test report. See the steps on how to print a self-test report at the top of this document.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , and the self-test report prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting. Reconnect the USB cable, and then try to print again.
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
  • If the self-test report does not print , continue with the next solution.
Solution two: Clear any paper jam Jammed paper can cause the carriage to stall. Follow these steps to clear any jammed paper. Step one: Remove any loose paper Remove any loose paper from the input tray and output tray. CAUTION: Do not remove jammed paper at this stage. Trying to clear a paper jam from the front of the product can damage the print mechanism. Step two: Clear the paper jam from the back of the All-in-One Use the following steps to check for and remove jammed paper from the back of the product.
  1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the product.
  2. Disconnect the USB or Ethernet cable from the back of the product.
  3. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
  4. Remove the rear door. Push the door latches toward each other, and then pull the door away from the product. Figure 1: Remove the rear door c00244379.gif Illustration of removing the rear door
  5. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers. CAUTION: If the paper tears when removing it from the rollers, check the rollers for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more paper jams are likely to occur.
  6. If you are printing labels, see if any are missing from the label sheet. If any labels are missing, find them inside the product, and then remove them carefully.
  7. Reattach the rear door. Gently push the door forward until it snaps into place.
Step three: Clear the paper jam from the front of the product Follow these steps to remove the paper jam from the front of the product.
  1. Open the cartridge access door. Figure 2: Open the cartridge access door c01913998.gif Illustration of opening the cartridge access door
  2. If you find paper jammed in the product that cannot be removed through the rear door, gently remove the paper through the front of the product.
    NOTE: Remove paper from the front of the product as carefully as possible. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more paper jams are likely to occur, and this could damage the print mechanism.
  3. Close the cartridge access door. Figure 3: Close the cartridge access door c01913999.gif Illustration of closing the cartridge access door
  4. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product.
  5. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product.
  6. Try to print a self-test report. See the steps on how to print a self-test report at the top of this document.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , and the self-test report prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting. Reconnect the USB cable, and then try to print again.
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
  • If the self-test report does not print , continue with the next solution.
Keep in this LINK.

Oct 26, 2010 | Dell 948 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Trying to start up HP office jet pro 8500 wireless and it says carriage jam "open the print carriage access door. clear the jam, and then press OK to continue" where is the print carriage access door? ...


The problem is a small gear that is locate in the back left part of the printer. The plastic clip that holds it in place breaks and the gear does not come all the way to the right thus causing an error.

This is not a easy fix. When this happened to me I replaced the complete insides of the printer. If this is a 8500 with the color screen it might be worth fixing but if it is the two line screen then I would just buy a replacement printer online.

If you remove the outer plastic pieces you should be able to see when the gear does not seat properly.

Michael
Perfect Printer Parts
perfectprinterparts@gmail.com

Oct 21, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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When i turn my printer on the light flashes green once and then orange 5 times. cannot get past this stage - any ideas?


Here are all the flashing explanations:

Two flashes: Out of paper or paper feed error

Reload the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.

Three flashes: Paper jam

If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, reload the paper in the printer correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.

See Paper Jams

Four flashes: Empty ink tank

If you press the RESUME/CANCEL button, it will continue printing with an empty ink tank. After printing is finished, replace the ink tank immediately. If you continue printing with an empty ink tank, it may cause damage to your printer.

Refer to your Quick Start Guide for instructions on how to replace an ink tank.

Five flashes: No print head installed/Defective print head

Install the print head. Also, ensure that the protective tape has been removed.

If reinstalling the print head does not solve the problem, replace it with a new one. Contact the Customer Care Center.

Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full

The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank becomes completely full, contact the Customer Care Center.

Mar 08, 2009 | Canon BubbleJet i560 InkJet Printer

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Could you please tell me how to release paper jammed in a hp photosmart c3175 ALL IN ONE printer scanner copier,if I pull the paper it just tears away. Thank You . RAY WINCH. EMAIL...


Clearing a paper jam from the rear door Follow the steps below to clear a paper jam through the rear door.
  1. Press in the tab on the left side of the rear door to release the door. Remove the door by pulling it away from the unit. Figure 1: Removing the rear door c00652942.gif
  2. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers. CAUTION: If the paper tears when you are removing it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might be remaining inside the device. If you do not remove all of the pieces of paper from the unit, more paper jams are likely to occur.
  3. Replace the rear door. Gently push the door forward until it snaps into place.
  4. Press Cancel to continue the current job.
Clearing a paper jam from the front door
  1. If necessary, pull the input tray down to open it. Then, lower the print cartridge door. Figure 2: Lowering the print cartridge door c00652943.gif
  2. Gently pull the paper out of the rollers. CAUTION: If the paper tears when you are removing it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might be remaining inside the device. If you do not remove all the pieces of paper from the unit, more paper jams are likely to occur.
  3. Close the print cartridge door. Figure 3: Closing the print cartridge door c00652944.gif
  4. Press Start Copy Black or Start Copy Color to continue the current job.

Aug 06, 2008 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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Printer screen tells me that there is a paper jam - no paper left in printer


Check rear door, it comes off, and also look to left and right sides of carriage paper gets scrunched into sides by head.

Dec 25, 2007 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer jam


There is an easy fix for Lexmark E232 paper jams at the beginning of the paper path. This fix only works when the problem is that the paper starts to feed, but does not quite make it out of the paper tray.

The problem is the pickup paper rollers. If you remove the paper tray and press down on the paper indicator (the red lever to the left of the paper tray) you can see the twin rollers attached to a spring loaded armature.

Chances are these rollers are worn and are very smooth to the touch. This slick smooth surface does not have enough friction to push the paper up to the next roller.

To fix this, remove both rollers, they slide off easily. Then simply turn both rollers inside out and replace them on the armature. Notice how much "stickier" they feel now? Chances are your paper jam problems are over, until the rollers wear out again.

At that point you will have to replace them.

Mar 30, 2007 | Lexmark E232 Laser Printer

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Paper jam cleared - but still won't work


turn off the printer for a while then back on again, if it still refuse to print, try printing a test page.

Feb 13, 2007 | Canon LBP 800 Laser Printer

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