How do I fix hp printer paper jam issue?

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  • 5 months ago

    Notice: The below steps are used for most printers but before you start to fix a printer paper jam, learn about its model and function.

    1- Clear the paper which has got stuck in the printer. In order to do this, first switch off the printer and remove the power cord.

    2- Remove paper output cover, now you should be able see the stuck paper, pull it out carefully.

    3- Remove all pieces of paper from printer feeder.

    4- Carefully rotate the ink cartridges to make sure that it can move easily without any obstruction

    5- Now the printer should be ready to work! Reload the paper into the input tray and switch it on.

  • 5 months ago

    Hey David! Jam issues are mostly the result of some foreign materials present inside the paper tray. Try removing the debris if you find any. Plus ensure this is done carefully to prevent any further tearing. Hope this check gets your printer up and running again.

  • Lv 7
    5 months ago

    buy a new printer.

    yes, they are that fragile...

  • 5 months ago

    the jam. You will find it either in front, near the paper tray, or in the back, by opening the rear door.

    Be sure there is no paper or debris hidden anywhere. Open up the rear door and use a flashlight to explore the inside. If you see any paper, have patience in trying to remove it, now gently pull using a side to side motion. If you use a tool for assistance, like a pair of tweezers, or pair of needle nose pliers, put some tape on the jaws of the pliers to help prevent the shredding of the paper.

    Another good item to have handy is a can of compressed air. This can be used to blow out any built up dust or fine paper particles that may be embedded inside the printer and on the sensors after much use.

    It also could also be a false positive, so

    Reboot your computer

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Open the hood and pull the paper out gently. If it's a laser, bring out the toner cartridge first. Some printers have a rear door. you can try pulling out there too.

  • 5 months ago

    Don't put too much paper in the printer. If and when it jams, remove the paper and start again, making sure that the paper is smooth and flat, and is properly slotted into the printer.

  • David
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Go to the HP support website for your printer and look up paper jam.

    Generally you pull out any paper in the direction of travel, removing all scraps you can see, often there is a rear access panel that has to be checked

    Without specific details we can't give specific answers

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