There is a piece of foam that was inside printer, but now has come out
when paper jammed. Turned unit upside down to look at and now the rest
of this foam piece has fallen out, but printer not jamming right now. Does anyone know what this piece of foam does? Is it for the paper feed?
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Re: foam fell out of printer now printer jams
There are no foams inside the printer for normal operation. Unless this is the one that was inside it during shipping but you were not able to remove it. In any case if you are not having any problems then you are good to go. dont worry about it.
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Please follow steps below :
STEP: Disconnect and Reconnect the Printer Power Supply Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
Disconnect the power supply from the back of the printer.
Wait 15 seconds.
Reconnect the power supply to the back of the printer.
Plug the power cord back into the wall socket
STEP: Raise and Lower the Scanner Assembly on the Printer
Lift the lid of the scanner until the locking bar catches to move the ink cartridge carrier to the center position.
Release the locking bar and close the scanner assembly.
If the ink cartridge carrier fails to center, repeat steps 1 and 2
Scanner Assembly Open but Without the Cartridge Carrier Centering
STEP: Check to See if the Ink Carrier Latches Are Open
Open the printer.
Check inside the printer to see if the cartridge carrier latches that hold the ink cartridges down have popped open.
Close the carrier latches
STEP: Remove any Torn or Stuck Pieces of Paper from the Input Tray and Output Tray
Disconnect the power brick from the back of the printer.
Lift the scanner unit.
Look down inside the printer and remove any torn or stuck paper from the input or output tray by pulling firmly.
Close the scanner unit.
Reconnect the power brick to the back of the printer
STEP: Clear Obstructions From the Input Tray
STEP: Fan the Paper
Grasp the **** of paper at one end (Figure 1).
Place your thumb on top of the opposite end of the paper and fan the paper like a deck of cards.
Flex the paper back and forth, and then fan it.
Straighten the edges of the stack on a level surface.
Top of Form 1
Bottom of Form 1
It is quite possible for objects such as pens, pencils, paperclips, and other small items to fall into the paper input tray causing paper jams to occur. Follow the below steps to try and clear any obstructions that may have fallen into the printer.
The next steps involve lifting the printer and turning it upside down. Only perform these steps if you are willing and able to do so.
Remove all paper from the input tray.
Unplug the power brick from the back of the printer.
Unplug the USB cable from the back of the printer.
Lift the printer up and turn it upside down.
Make sure that you are holding onto the scan bed to prevent it from falling open when the printer is turned upside down.
Tilt the printer from side to side while it is upside down to see if any obstructions fall from the input tray.
Hello, The plastic piece you are talking about it just prevents the paper from bending forward when is inserted in the printer. That plastic piece should not cause any paper jams or printing problems. If you do happen to have paper jams maybe a piece of plastic fell inside where the paper goes. Simply turn off the printer, remove the paper and flip the printer upside down and shake it a little that should remove any debris inside the printer.
Usually it's because something has fallen down the back where the paper goes. One person on here turned her printer upside down and shook it and a Bic pen fell out. I got one last week with a wood screw inside. sometimes I find push pins, candy or jewelry. If nothing comes out try looking inside with a light and small mirror.
Perhaps there is paper still jammed inside the printer that you cannot see (or little bits from a previous jam)
1) Turn off the power 2) Disconnect the power cord and USB cable 3) Open the rear cover and see if paper is jammed inside the cassette area. Gently remove any paper and make sure no little bits of paper are left inside 4) Open the scanning unit (printer cover) and check that no paper is stuck internally. Be careful not to touch the components inside the printer. 5) Reattach the power cord and USB cable 6) Power On and retry your print job
Hey I had the same problem. Called the company; we couldn't fix it. Well I turned it upside down and a 2" flower stem fell out from when I cut some flowers next to my desk. It still didn't work. I was examining the feed area while it was running and I found another little piece of stem that was lodged way in there. I had to get it out with tweasers and it turned out to be 1" long. Couldn't really see it at all. Works fine now.
Sometimes you have to actually turn the thing upside down to remove a piece of paper. It can be so tiny and cause a "paper jam". Look on the back of your printer and see if there is a "lock" door. If so, you may be able to get it out through there.
First off, NEVER EVER turn a componant upside down and shake it. Second, open the printer up and search for any additional paper. A lot of time a paper jam isn't just one sheet, especially if you have a faster printer. I would also try using some rubber rejuvinator on the printer so that it picks the paper up better so it goes through the printing cycle better.
possible solution - I had a similar printer that had small stones that fell into the paper slot at the back and jammed the mechanism. a shelf behind the printer had these little rocks and a child dropped them into the printer. I had to take it all apart, but it worked after that