HP LaserJet 5MP
How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?
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Check inside the printer for any debris that might be causing paper jams. Turn off the printer, and then unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Remove any paper from the input tray. Open the rear access door, and then clean the paper feed rollers with a lint-free cloth lightly moistened with filtered water.
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.
It could be that the paper you are trying to print on is damp. The paper could be of low quality or not the type designed to be used with your specific printer. A printer jam can also occur when you load the paper incorrectly, or when there is dust and static present on the paper.
Moisture in the paper will cause the printer to jam. You are using recycled or low-quality paper with excessive paper dust. The dust from the paper can build up on the rollers and cause a paper jam. You are using paper with bent corners or printed on before.
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.
Contrary to its name, there is nothing supernatural or spooky about a ghost jam. Instead, ghost jamming refers to an issue whereby the copier reports a paper jam even though there is no paper being physically jammed within the copier. Such an occurrence is also known as a fake jam or a false jam.
Common locations of paper jams in laser printer include paper input and output trays, the fuser, the toner cartridge, and any other place that paper comes into contact with a roller.
Paper curl is caused by an excess amount of moisture in the paper. The first step to ensure less paper curl is to store your paper in a cool, dry area. By doing so, you will reduce the amount of moisture and humidity the paper is exposed to. The next step is to always fan the paper before placing in the machine.
A paper jam is when paper or other printed material gets stuck or lodged in a printer and cannot eject.
If your printer has a paper path cover behind the carriage, remove the cover, and then remove any jammed paper. Pull out the input tray, and then remove any jammed paper. If your printer has a bottom cleanout door, carefully lift the printer and look under it, and then remove any jammed paper from the bottom cleanout.
Relevant Questions and Answers :
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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.
Paper Jam and carriage jam code when nothing is jammed
ANSWER : Did you try cleaning the encoder strip that runs through the cartridge assy.? Use Window Cleaner on a paper towel. Also, check inside on the right. I’ve seen a lot of times where there is a folded up scrap of paper that stops the carriage from going all the way to the right.
Printer jammed, after jam clearance there is an error message
ANSWER : I am looking for steps to isolate this issue. I don’t suspect the formatter.
jamming with no actual jam
ANSWER : I usually watch the pickup roller action through the opening at the back of th.e tray. That will give you some idea of why it isn’t feeding
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!
13.02.00 paper jam
ANSWER : Sticking pickup roller solenoid. Easy to get to on that model. Remove top and right side covers. You will see it at the lower left. Remove the 1 screw holding it in and then take the top plate off being careful not to lose the tiny spring. Scrape off the goo and replace it with some thin sticky backed felt. You can find some in the local hardware store. It’s used for the bottom of chair legs.
paper jam in back
ANSWER : If you can’t access it by removing the toner cartridge, then you’ll have to remove the metal back plate.
Keep getting a paper jam message. There is no jam.
ANSWER : You can quit wondering. Parts are unavailable. I’ve seen posts where people have 3D printed the parts or machined them out of metal.