Resolve cause for jamming in printers
Why do printers jam? Is there a way to fix this issue?
A printer is a device which prints text or illustrations on paper. There are many different types of printers like daisy-wheel which is similar to a ball-head typewriter and is designed with a plastic or metal wheel on which the shape of each character stands out. A hammer presses the wheel against a ribbon, which in turn makes an ink mark in the shape of the character on the paper. It can produce letter-quality print but cannot print graphics. Dotmatrix will create characters by striking pins against an ink ribbon and each pin makes a dot and combinations of dots to form characters and illustrations. New generation printers are much more advanced. Once you install the printer you need to configure the printer with the system.
The following points explain the symptoms, causes and tips to fix jamming issues in a printer:
- Tips to fix
There are different causes for jamming in printers. A printer jam can signal either a simple problem such as paper installed incorrectly or a serious issue which might need the attention of a technician. You need to make sure that it is not overloaded. You need to check if the type of paper being used is within the manufacturers recommendation, as the wrong type of paper can a cause a paper jam. You can check the readout screen which will help you with a diagram of where to look in your printer to find the jam.
You will find it difficult to complete the print task as the printer will come up with printer jam error while you try to print something. At times, the error will come up even if the there is no paper jam. In such situations you need to turn off the printer completely and then turn it on to check if the issue is resolved.
To fix a printer jam issue first you need to pull the paper out if it is visible and open the top of the printer so that the jammed piece of paper is visible. Now grasp the paper and pull gently but firmly. You need to check the paper path and make sure that there are no obstructions and clear them if you find any. You should also check the other parts that the paper travels through, to make sure that they are not dirty or sticky. If there is any dirt or other debris is found, you need to clean the parts and try printing again.
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