I have a Cannon PC981, and the automatic paper feed keeps giving me an error message saying that theres a paper jam, yet I can not find any. Is there a way to reset the sensor, or how do you clear the track? Please help.
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Yes, often it is not a paper jam but a fail of paper to feed out of the tray which the machine thinks it has a jam. Clean feed rollers with Windex, or alcohol. Check the paper tray to see if paper size panels are set to the correct position. portrait, landscape, width length ect.. Good luck.
Check for a paper fragment at either end inside the printer chamber or underneath the paper feed roller cover plates. Anything that holds a paper feed sensor arm open will give you paper feed errors, and they can be remarkably small.
there will be paper to the side of the printer which is stopping the carriage from travelling fully which will also be why it makes a noise. If its to the right of the carriage, start printer and when carriage starts to move pull the power lead, you'll be able to move the carriage out of the way and look in with a torch to find the paper or foreign object. Just remove it and restart the printer and everything will be normal.
If you did not get ALL the jammed sheet out, there is still a small piece of paper in there somewhere, probably covering a sensor or micro switch. Get a torch and look carefully. If you don't find anything you may need to disassemble the printer to find it.
I have the same problem - every time I turn on my printer now, the alarm signal shows up with "Paper jam" but when I check for jammed paper, there is none. So I think there's something faulty with the printer. Is there any way to reset it? I've looked everywhere but can't find it.
Your copier is rather old, and this is one of the "classic" symptoms for small Cannon units. I just stops working. Please do not waste your time and money trying to get it fixed; it will not last and for a little more cash you can buy a Samsung digital copier (such as the SCX-4521f).