Fixing a Paper Jam

If you work around office machines then you will probably encounter a paper jam at some point. Paper jams are just one of those things that seem to stick around no matter how good our machines are. The bright side is that paper jams are easy to fix. All you have to do is follow a few simple steps to ensure that your copier is working correctly.

The first thing that you need to remember is to stay calm. Copiers are complex machines that have sensitive parts inside. Each little moving part is integral to the machine, and you can break something if you are not careful. Paper jams are easy to fix as long as you keep a level head.

Follow these steps to help get yourself out of a jam.

  1. Locate the source of the jam. This will usually be in the paper tray. If you are unable to find the source of the jam in the paper tray then you may need to open the copier.
  2. Gently remove the paper causing the jam. Make sure to not yank or pull aggressively on the paper. This can cause something to break inside the copier and only casue more problems.
  3. Remove any extra scraps. Double check for any small scraps that may be left behind. These could cause issues later.
  4. Run a cleaning program. This is not necessary but will help to remove tiny pieces of paper and dust from the brushes.

You should be out of trouble in no time if you follow these steps. If you continue to have problems then contact your leasing company, or the experts at Jacksonville Copier.