Whenever the paper going through the printer becomes stuck, a paper jam happens in a laser printer. Sometimes even a printer can keep putting paper through the machine, leaving you with crumpled paper containing smeared or variable printing.
Whenever a jam happens, the printer stops printing in the middle of the job, and a flashing light or message on your computer screen will let you know what's wrong. Follow the offered troubleshooting instructions to unclog a paper jam in a laser printer or open the device and carefully Clear a Paper Jam in a Laser Printer.
For Instructions, Consult the User Manuals or Guides for the Laser Printer.
How to unjam a printer may be described in the manual that came with it when you purchased it. You should follow any directions given.
Take a Look at the Printer's Instructions.
Certain laser printer models may offer diagnostic guidance in a paper jam, including where to look for the issue or how to remove the paper. You should follow any instructions displayed on the printer or computer screen.
Offset the Device.
If the paper jam is close to the laser printer's heated fuser, wait for the machine to cool down before attempting to fix it.
Obtain the Paper by Opening the Printer's Door.
To get the greatest view of the jam, pull open any doors and slide any moving trays.
Look for Any Stuck Pieces of Paper.
You should be able to see the paper and also the stuck area with the doors open. Ensure that there were no further stuck sheets, short paper strips, or even other paper fragments that may have come off the printer by thoroughly inspecting the printer's inside.
Input and output trays, the fuser, the toner cartridge, and every other area where paper comes in contact with just a roller are typical for paper jams in laser printers.
The Paper that is Stuck should be Removed.
Holding the paper firmly, carefully remove it from the laser printer.
Pull the paper as much as possible in the direction it generally feeds. It could harm the laser printer's functionality if it is pulled backward.
Take out every piece of paper and scrap. Leave nothing behind that might lead to more jamming.
Please Turn Off the Laser Printer and Shut All of Its Doors.
Most laser printer models will automatically reset, allowing you to resume printing where you left off.