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Help: "Imaginary" paper jam, SHARP fax machine

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by 4 U, Mar 10, 2006.

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  1. 4  U

    4 U Guest

    Help: "Imaginary" paper jam

    I have a thermal paper, SHARP (UX-1xx series) fax machine that gives

    'paper jam' error messages, when there is no paper jam.

    Could it be SENSOR related?

    I tried checking it out. It keeps cycling the paper, cutting pieces out.

    (my guess it trying to align the paper, from the roll...)

    Any suggestions?

    teky @ sympatico .ca
  2. RJ

    RJ Guest

    Yes It could be sensor related. Try using some compressed air on the
    inside of the machine. Also check the free running of the rollers.
  3. Ray

    Ray Guest

    I have a thermal paper, SHARP (UX-1xx series) fax machine that gives
    My Sharp UX FAX was doing the same thing... spitting out chunks of paper at
    random, beeping, and indicating "paper out" when it wasn't. Turned out to
    be an intermittant microswitch, the one that senses when the case is opened.
    It was buried in the bottom. Rather than gut the thing to get to it, I just
    "exercised" it a bit with a plastic tool (clicked it repeatedly to clean the
    contacts inside). That worked. No more wasted paper. :)

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