If you have issues with paper jams, don’t just keep pulling out crumpled paper pieces, simply follow these steps to help you fix it.
How to fix paper jams
- Take the paper out of the tray, open all the flaps and look inside. You might need a torch to see the paper and long tweezers to reach it, especially if it’s only a very small piece which has been ripped off and left inside.
- Look underneath the printer because there may be an access panel that can be removed to examine and clean the paper feed mechanism.
- Old paper can absorb moisture, which makes it stick and then it is pulled through two or more sheets at a time. Keep it in a bag until it is needed.
- Try using thinner paper: most home printers will only handle photo paper at a maximum. They can’t usually print on a card as it’s too stiff to be fed around corners.
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