How to Clear a Paper Jam in a Canon Laser Printer
Laser printers produce a high-quality product, which is why they are more expensive than inkjet models. This is also why a paper jam can be so frustrating. However, most of the time it is an easy chore to clear a paper jam in a Canon laser printer. Follow these steps to learn how.
Things You'll Need
What to Do
Remove all paper from the trays. This will prevent further jams during the clearing.
Remove the covering to the printer's outer case to expose the jam. Locate the jammed paper to ensure there is not another problem causing the stall.
Pull gently on the jammed paper, taking care not to tear it. In most cases, this will remove the jam.
Press the flashing "Printer Jam" button. This will allow the rotors to turn and facilitate the release of the jam.
Turn off the printer and firmly pull on the jammed paper. Be careful not to tear it.
Remove remaining paper shreds. if a tear occurs, remove any residual paper that may hamper printing.
Refill the paper tray and try printing again. If the jam persists, repeat the process and search for more paper.
Tips & Warnings
- If the simple fix doesn't work, call a professional printer repair person. If many sheets are stuck at once, pull on a sheet or sheets from the center of the jam to intermittently clear the jam.
- Make sure the type of paper you're using is compatible with your printer.
- Pull in the direction that the paper normally travels to avoid grinding the printer's gears.