How to Unjam a Printer

by Anthony Clark

There are many reasons why your printer may be jammed. The most common reason is that the paper got stuck in the feeder or output tray.

Other causes include a paper jam inside your printer, an unaligned print cartridge, and ink spills on the rollers of your printer. This article will help you identify what might have happened to cause the jam so you can decide which solution is best for you.

Follow these steps on how to unjam a printer to fix your printer.

Follow these steps on how to unjam a printer to fix your printer.
Follow these steps on how to unjam a printer to fix your printer.
  1. Shut down the printer and unplug it from the power source 
  2. Open up the front panel of your printer, and remove any jammed paper 
  3. Use a piece of card stock to gently push out any stuck pieces of paper from inside the feeder tray 
  4. Close up all panels on your printer, turn it back on, and see if you can print now! 
  5. If not, turn off your printer again and call customer service for help with how to fix a jammed or broken printer.

What do I do when my printer says paper jam but there is none?

It's always frustrating when your printer says there is a paper jam but you know that isn't the case. Here are some troubleshooting steps to take if this happens: - Make sure all of your paper trays are empty and clean before trying to print anything. - Check for any loose pieces of paper in the printer, such as sheets that may have fallen out during printing or were left behind from a previous job. - If you're using a laser printer, make sure it has been turned on for at least 15 minutes so the toner has time to heat up and melt onto the drum inside of it. Laser printers work best when they have enough toner in them to transfer an image onto the page.

How do you fix a jammed printer?

If you want to fix a jammed printer, first unplug the power cord and then open up the cartridge door. Then take out all of the old cartridges and clean out any paper or debris from inside. You can also use compressed air to blow it.

  1. Turn the printer off and unplug it 
  2. Remove any paper from the inside of the printer 
  3. Use a can of compressed air to clean out any dust that might be clogging up the printer 
  4. If you have a laserjet, use a cotton swab or alcohol pad to remove ink from the rollers on both sides of the cartridge
  5. Try printing something else if it's still jammed - sometimes there is just one piece of paper stuck in an area where it shouldn't be 
  6. If all else fails, try using a screwdriver to pry open access panels and see what you can find inside! It may seem like a daunting task, but with some patience and problem-solving skills, you'll get your printer back up and running again in no time.

What do I do when my printer says paper jam but there is none Epson?

The paper jam error is one of the most frustrating printer errors to deal with. It's especially problematic when you're trying to print something important like your resume or an essay for school, and the document prints out only halfway.

This blog post will teach you how to fix a "paper jam" error on your Epson printer even if there is no actual paper jammed in the machine.

How do I Unjam my HP printer?

If your HP printer is unjamming too often, it may be because the print cartridges are not installed correctly. Close and open the lid of the ink cartridge compartment several times to fix this problem.

If you are unable to print, the most common issue with HP printers is that they are jammed.

Here's how to unjam your printer:

1. Turn off power to the printer 2. Open the side door of your printer and remove all paper, including any jammed paper 3. Remove any obstructions or loose pieces of paper from inside the printer 4. Check for a jam in the output area - if there is one, clear it out by hand or with a pair of tweezers 5. Look at your input tray and make sure that there are no sheets of paper blocking its path 6. If you still can't unjam your HP printer after following these steps, contact customer service for assistance.

What is the procedure for resetting your printer?

The process of resetting your printer is a tedious one. It requires you to go through the menu and find the "Reset All Settings" option. This will take about 10 minutes, so make sure you have enough time beforehand to complete this task.


Why does my printer keep printing paper jam?

Oftentimes, it's the printer cable that is causing a paper jam. Make sure your computer and printer are close to each other and check to make sure there isn't a lot of dust in between the two devices.

What is causing my printer to become clogged?

The reason your printer is clogged is that you're using a cheap brand of paper. Only use high-quality, thick paper for printing pictures.

Why won't my Canon printer print?

It may seem like it has a mind of its own and hates you, but there are many reasons why your Canon printer will not print. I'll tell you the most common things that might keep your printer from printing so you can fix them. You may have to call in for help or find an online tutorial if none of these fixes work though.


We've given you some great advice on how to unjam a printer, but sometimes the best way is trial and error. Try pushing down on the paper feeder while it's printing or shaking your printer up and down.

These are just two of many potential solutions that could work - what do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

About Anthony Clark

Anthony Clark has always had that wierd passion for digital drawing and printing since he was little. He would just wander around in his parents' house in Phoenix, Arizona; drawing various things with his older digital tablet. Be it just a memory collection or a portay of just about anything: object, parents, school, events, etc. He received his BA in Graphic Design at San Jose State Universiry at the heart of Silicon Valley. Now Mr. Clark is really excited to present his expeirence coupling with some colorful dips to help shape it the future of printing.

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