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A piece of paper stuck in the paper tray or inside the printer can create a paper jam. Paper jams can occur for a variety of reasons, such as overloading the paper tray, loading different thicknesses of paper in the tray, or using paper that isn`t appropriate for your particular printer.
This is generally not a hardware fault and is caused by a miscommunication between the Printer and the Computer due to a corrupt, faulty, or missing driver.
Sometimes a paper jam error persists even though there is no jammed paper (false paper jam). Reset the printer, which might clear a false paper jam error, and then try to print again. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the printer. Unplug the power cord from the power source.
Power off the printer. Press and hold ü and right arrow buttons. Turn on the printer. Press Right to “Factory Defaults” and press checkmark.
Loading paper that is stuck together, frayed, curled or bent can cause a jam. Overloading the paper tray, loading different thicknesses of paper in the tray or using paper that isn`t appropriate for your particular printer can all result in a jammed printer.
A paper jam is when paper or other printed material gets stuck or lodged in a printer and cannot eject.
When your printer leaves black lines, the lines indicate that there are excess toner powders on the rollers or transfer belt within the printer. As the paper is moved along by the rollers and transfer belt, any excess powder left on them can result in lines being left on the paper.
Several factors may cause the product to print blank pages, such as print settings, low ink, or the product itself. Check the following: Make sure the product is placed on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base in all directions. The product won`t operate properly if it`s tilted or at an angle.
Streaking is usually caused by a worn out drum unit or spent toner cartridge. Drum units are a consumable and only need to be replaced after the use of 3 or 4 toners. Not all printers use a separate toner and drum unit.
Volatile memory requires power to store the information. Deleting volatile memory is easy: Simply shut down or unplug your printer for a minute or so. Most printers also have non-volatile memory (a hard drive) that is stored until you physically delete it.
Hold down the Windows Key and press “R” to bring up the Rundialog. Type %systemroot%\System32\spool\printers\, then press “Enter“. Select all of the files by holding “CTRL” and pressing “A“. Press the “Delete” key to delete all of the files.

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My printer feeds through one piece of paper all the way and then a half piece of paper and stops. I pull out the paper to stop the paper jam and then it prints but sounds rough. After printing, it doesn't feed the paper all the way through.
ANSWER : And the first 2 sheets, the full and half sheet that go through first, are blank.

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HP LaserJet 1200 Early Feeding Causes Paper Jam
ANSWER : Seriously, dmzcompute, you are awesome! And this is just what the internet does so well: a specific fix for an esoteric problem, thus keeping a 15 year old machine alive another day. Thank you!

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HP Laserjet 6MP wont feed paper
ANSWER : I had a similar paper pickup problem on laserjet 6mp. The printer would go through start-up sequence fine but when it received a print job you could here the main gears/rollers turning but no clicking from paper pickup solenoid, then eventually error lights would come one . I incorrectly assumed it was an error with the paper pickup mechanism and wasted a whole day taking the printer apart and replacing the paper pick mechanism. Long story short, if I had bothered to figure out the secondary error light codes from the start, I would have realized it was just a bad fuser and would not have wasted so much time.

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dell 1700 with paper jams
ANSWER : clutch doesn’t lower the roller assembly. The little bum on the paper tray will push the roller assembly down when you push the paper tray inside the unit. Clutch is only involving in rotating the rollers.

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HP 2200 – Won't feed paper and squeals
ANSWER : My suggestion: laser mirror motor has dry bearing (the squeal) and the printer won’t feed paper until it gets up to speed. Someplace on fixyourownprinter is an article explaining how to get to the motor & put a drop of TriFlow Synthetic PTFE oil on it. Worked for me…

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HP laserjet 3100 multiple page feed fixed!
ANSWER : Can you tell me what kit you are referring to because I have the exact problem with my 3100 printer?

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paper feed issue
ANSWER : Stuck paper pickup solenoid. It is mounted on the side of the printer and is supposed to engage and allow the roller to turn one revolution. You need to take the cover off, remove the solenoid. Take the spring loaded plate off and scrape off all the goo that it is stuck too. Then you should replace it with some thin sticky backed felt available at the local hardware store.

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Paper feed
ANSWER : Judging by your other post, you must have read that you need to remove the laser scanner assy and lubricate the spinning mirror shaft. Good luck.

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