How to Clear a Paper Jam in a Canon Laser Printer

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.

What to Do

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Remove all paper from the trays. This will prevent further jams during the clearing.

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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.

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Pull gently on the jammed paper, taking care not to tear it. In most cases, this will remove the jam.

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Press the flashing "Printer Jam" button. This will allow the rotors to turn and facilitate the release of the jam.

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Turn off the printer and firmly pull on the jammed paper. Be careful not to tear it.

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Remove remaining paper shreds. if a tear occurs, remove any residual paper that may hamper printing.

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Refill the paper tray and try printing again. If the jam persists, repeat the process and search for more paper.