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An 'Original Jam: Clear jam, and then press OK' Message Displays for HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One (A909) and Officejet Pro 8500A e-All-in-One (A910) Printer Series

Issue
When using the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) to copy, scan, or fax, the error message 'Original Jam: Clear jam, and then press OK' displays on the product control panel.
    Figure : Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
    Image: Automatic Document Feeder
  1. Automatic Document Feeder
Solution one: Clear the paper jam
Follow these steps in the order presented to clear a paper jam from the Automatic Document Feeder.
Remove any loose sheets of paper from the input tray and the output tray.
  caution:
Do not remove jammed paper at this stage. Trying to clear jammed paper from the front of the product can damage the print mechanism.
Figure : Remove loose paper from the ADF
Image: Remove loose paper from the ADF
Step two: Clear any jammed paper from the ADF top cover rollers
  1. Press the Power button () to turn off the product.
  2. Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.
  3. Open the ADF top cover.
    Figure : Open the ADF top cover
    Image: Open the ADF top cover
  4. Carefully remove any jammed paper and bits of torn paper from the rollers inside the ADF top cover. Use both hands to pull whole sheets of paper to avoid tearing them.
      note:
    Thoroughly check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the top cover, more jams are likely to occur.
    Figure : ADF top cover rollers
    Image: ADF top cover rollers
  5. Close the ADF top cover.
      note:
    Make sure to close the ADF top cover tightly at both ends. A false error message might occur if the cover is not securely closed.
      Figure : Close the ADF top cover
      Image: Close the ADF top cover
    1. ADF top cover not closed
    2. ADF top cover completely closed
Step three: Clear any jammed paper from the document lid
Follow these steps to remove jammed paper from the ADF document lid.
  1. Lift the document lid.
    Figure : Lift the document lid
    Image: Lift the document lid
  2. Carefully remove any jammed paper and bits of torn paper from the bottom side of the document lid. Use both hands to pull whole sheets of paper to avoid tearing them.
      note:
    Thoroughly check the lid for torn pieces of paper. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the document lid, more jams are likely to occur.
    Figure : Paper jammed in the document lid
    Image: Paper jammed in the document lid
  3. Lower the document lid.
Step four: Clear any jammed paper from the ADF mechanism rollers
  1. Open the ADF top cover.
    Figure : Open the ADF top cover
    Image: Open the ADF top cover
  2. Carefully remove any jammed paper and bits of torn paper from the mechanism rollers. Use both hands to pull whole sheets of paper to avoid tearing them.
      note:
    Use a flashlight to thoroughly check the rollers for torn pieces of paper. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the ADF mechanism, more jams are likely to occur.
    Figure : ADF mechanism rollers are under the housing
    Image: ADF  mechanism rollers are under the housing
  3. Close the ADF top cover.
  4. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.
  5. Press the Power button () to turn on the product.
Step five: Load paper in the input tray
Make sure that plain white paper is loaded in the input tray. If paper is already loaded in the tray, continue to the next step.
  1. Lift the output tray.
    Figure : Lift the output tray
    Image: Lift the output tray
  2. With the print side down, insert a stack of paper until it rests against the rear edge of the tray.
  3. Slide the paper width guides inward so that they rest against the edges of the paper.
    Figure : Slide the paper guides inward
    Image: Slide the paper guides inward
  4. Lower the output tray, and then pull out the output tray extender.
    Figure : Pull out the output tray extender
    Image: Pull  out the output tray extender
Step six: Try to copy, scan, or fax
Try to copy, scan, or fax an original document from the ADF document feeder tray to make sure that the ADF functions correctly.
  1. Reload an original document print side up into the ADF document feeder tray.
    Figure : Reload the original document into the ADF document feeder tray
    Image:  Reload the original document into the ADF document feeder tray
  2. Press OK to continue the task you started when the issue occurred.
      note:
    If the product does not continue the task, start the task again.
  • If these steps resolved the issue, you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists, continue to the next solution.
Solution two: Check the ADF paper sensor
Follow these steps to check the ADF paper sensor.
  1. Open the ADF top cover.
    Figure : Open the ADF top cover
    Image: Open the ADF top cover
  2. Locate the ADF paper sensor inside the top cover.
    Figure : ADF paper sensor
    Image: ADF paper sensor
  3. Make sure that the paper sensor hangs freely from the ADF top cover, and that the sensor parts are not broken, dislodged, or stuck.
  4. Close the ADF top cover.
  • If these steps resolved the issue, you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the ADF paper sensor is broken, dislodged or stuck, skip to the Service the all-in-one section at the end of this document.
  • If the ADF paper sensor is not broken, dislodged or stuck, and the issue persists, continue to the next solution.
Solution three: Reset the all-in-one
Follow these steps to reset the product, and then try copying a document.
  1. Press the Power button () to turn on the product.
  2. With the product turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.
  3. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
  4. Wait at least 15 seconds.
  5. Plug the power cord back into the wall outlet.
  6. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.
  7. If the product does not turn on by itself, press the Power button () to turn it on.
Step two: Try to copy a document
Try copying an original document from the ADF document feeder tray to make sure that the ADF functions correctly.
  1. Lift the output tray.
    Figure : Lift the output tray
    Image: Lift the output tray
  2. With the print side down, insert a stack of paper until it rests against the rear edge of the tray.
  3. Slide the paper width guides inward so that they rest against the edges of the paper.
    Figure : Slide the paper guides inward
    Image: Slide the paper guides inward
  4. Lower the output tray, and then pull out the output tray extender.
    Figure : Pull out the output tray extender
    Image: Pull  out the output tray extender
  5. With the print side up, reload an original document into the ADF document feeder tray.
    Figure : Reload an original document into the ADF document feeder tray
    Image:  Reload an original document into the ADF document feeder tray
  6. Press Start Copy Black or Start Copy Color on the product control panel.
  • If these steps resolved the issue, you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists, continue to the next solution.
Service or replace your HP product if you completed all preceding steps.
To see if your product is still under warranty, go to the warranty check website http://www.support.hp.com/checkwarranty. Contact HP Support to schedule a repair or replacement. If you are in Asia Pacific, Contact HP Support to find a local service center in your area.
Repair fees might apply for out-of-warranty products.

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