Removing Paper Jammed Inside the Machine (Video)

Article ID: ART166767 | Date published: 11/10/2016 | Date last updated: 04/29/2019


This article explains what to do if paper is jammed inside your printer.  A video is included in this article.



If the jammed paper tears and you cannot remove the paper either from the paper output slot or from the rear tray, or if the jammed paper remains inside the machine, remove the paper following the procedure below.


  • If you need to turn off the machine to remove jammed paper during printing, press the Stop button to cancel print jobs before turning off the machine.

  1. Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply.

  2. Retract the paper output tray, then open the cover.



    • Do not touch the clear film (A).

      If the paper or your hands touch the clear film and blot or scratch it, the machine can be damaged.

  3. Make sure that the jammed paper is not under the FINE cartridge holder.

    If the jammed paper is under the FINE cartridge holder, move the FINE cartridge holder to the right edge or the left edge whichever is easier to remove the paper.

    When you move the FINE cartridge holder, hold the FINE cartridge holder and slide it slowly to the right edge or the left edge.

  4. Hold the jammed paper with your hands.


    If the paper is rolled up, pull it out.

  5. Pull the paper slowly not to tear it, then pull the paper out.

  6. Make sure that all the jammed paper is removed.

    If the paper is torn, a piece of paper may remain inside the machine. Check the following and remove the piece of paper if it remains.

    • Does the piece of paper remain under the FINE cartridge holder?

    • Does the little piece of paper remain inside the machine?

    • Does the piece of paper remain in the right side or the left side space (B) inside the machine?

  7. Close the cover.

    All print jobs in the queue are canceled. Reprint if necessary.


    • When reloading the paper, confirm that you are using the paper suited for printing and are loading it correctly. If the message about paper jam is displayed on the computer screen when you resume printing after removing all the jammed paper, a piece of paper may remain inside the machine. In this case, confirm that no piece of paper remains inside the machine.

The following video shows the steps outlined above.  If the video does not appear, please click here.

If you cannot remove the paper or the paper tears inside the machine, or if the paper jam error continues after removing the paper, service is required.
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