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I have a brother colour laser jet printer HL-4140CN and it

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Hi there. I have a brother colour laser jet printer HL-4140CN and it keeps displaying a message to say that there is a printer jam. I have cleared trays, front and back, rebooted and completed software update to no avail. Any suggestions as to what else I could try?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

Hi Anilia. Welcome to justanswer.

There are 4 kind of jams in your printer:

Jam Inside

Jam Rear

Jam Tray 1/2

Jam Mp Tray

Have you checked all 4 of them?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have checked all these trays. What else should I do?
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

Have you checked for jammed paper inside the paper tray? Are you sure there are no bits of paper inside the printer

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

How old is your printer?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Less than 2 years old. And yes I have checked that there are no bits of paper in the printer by taking out the cartridges etc and having a good look inside. There are no bits of paper in the paper tray either
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

Are you getting this error on the computer or on the printer?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
On the printer
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

Then it would be specifying as where the jam is, like Jam MP Tray etc?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it says tray 1
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

Pull the paper tray out once again

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
done that
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

Make sure the tray is completely out of the machine. Now check for any jammed paper/bits of paper

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

If you have put a stack of papers in the printer then take them out, fan the paper stack and put them back

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
done that. Shall I put the drawer back in?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I mean the tray
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

Yes put it back

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
done
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

Check if the error is still there?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it's still there
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

Then there is some fault with either the rollers or separation pads

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK so do I need to get it looked at? I think it might be better to just buy another.
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

The rollers or separator pads gets worn out after some time depending upon the usage of the printer.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it something I can buy online and replace myself fairly cheaply?
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

You cannot replace the parts by yourself as it will require dissembling the printer. If the problem is with the separator pads then the repair will not cost you much. But if the fault is with the rollers then buying a new one would be the better alternative

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK thanks for your help
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 year ago.

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