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gritsclb
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Non-existent paper jam, HP Deskjet 3050

I have a message saying there is a paper jam, but there is no paper jam. Short of taking a screwdriver to the printer, I can't seem to fix it. I have re-booted the printer. I have pulled the power cord. There is NO paper in the feed, but it keeps saying there is a paper jam. Please help.

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Charles001
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Re: Non-existent paper jam, HP Deskjet 3050

Could it be just a small piece of paper got stuck in there? if you are are sure that's not the case, then the sensor is broken.

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gritsclb
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Re: Non-existent paper jam, HP Deskjet 3050

I'm sure there is not even a tiny piece of paper in it.  How do I fix the sensor--it's only a 2 month old printer?

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Re: Non-existent paper jam, HP Deskjet 3050

grit,

Have you followed the guidelines: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02130018&tmp_task=solveCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&ju...

 

If that does not clear up your problem, consider the 1 year warranty, see pg 8: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02497863.pdf

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fredog
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Re: Non-existent paper jam, HP Deskjet 3050

these printers are crap, they work great for about 2 months, then you get the paper jam error, they steps they give you wont fix it and are just a waste of your time, take it back to the store and try to get them to let you excahnge it for another brand, I got a Kodak this time and it works great, it is kind of slow about pinting, but otherwise no problems, I had 3 hp's and they all gave the false paperjam error,  I got tired of going back to the store to exchange it every 2 months 

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I had a similar issue. My printer only had 361 prints done before I experienced a hardware issue. Luckily it was only a couple months old and still covered under warranty so HP offered to replace it for free. I just hope I don't get another lemon. lol

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rosettaj
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Re: Non-existent paper jam, HP Deskjet 3050

the printere says paper jam, there is no paper jam. if it is the sensor how can this be repaired and is it worth it. the printer is less than two years of age

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Re: Non-existent paper jam, HP Deskjet 3050

Hello rosettaj,

 

I am sorry to hear that your Deskjet 3050 is giving you a "false" Paper Jam message. I would like to help you with this. If the problem is the sensor, the printer will not be able to be repaired. I have looked into this issue for you and there are a few things to try, if you haven't already.

 

 

I recommend following this document I will post. In your specific case, if there is no jam, you can skip "Solution one".

 

*Tip - Ensure your printer is plugged directly into the wall outlet.

 

"False" Paper Jam Error Message Troubleshooting Guide

 

 

 

 

If these steps do not resolve your issue, I suggest calling HP's Technical Support to see if there are any other options for you.

 

If you are calling within North America, the toll-free number is 1-800-474-6836 and for all other locations, click here.

 

 

Good luck!

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sfturner10
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Re: Non-existent paper jam, HP Deskjet 3050

I have had my printer for almost 2 years and it did have a paper jam. I removed the paper jam and tried to print again but the message says to open the output tray and remove the paper jam? I tried to reset it but get the same message.

At this age for the printer would it be cheaper to get a new one or send it for repair?

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HodgePodge
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Re: Non-existent paper jam, HP Deskjet 3050

I have message saying there is a paper jam. I can't fix it. There is NO paper in the feed yet it keeps saying there is a paper jam.

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