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HP Color Laser 150 Printers - Paper Jam Error

This document is for HP Color Laser MFP 150a and 150nw printers.
During printing, the printer stops feeding pages, the Attention light and the Power light blink and one of the following messages might display on the computer screen:
  • Paper Jam in exit area.
  • Paper Jam in tray.
  • Paper Jam inside machine.
Clear the printer of any jammed paper or reset the printer if the printer has no jammed paper.
Paper jams can be real or false. The printer might report a paper jam even when there is no jammed paper. The following steps apply to both real and false paper jams.

Step 1: Look for jammed paper

Paper jams can occur in multiple areas of the printer. If you cannot find the paper jam in one area, continue to the instructions for the next area until you locate the jam.
If you have checked all areas of the printer, and the error persists, continue to the next step to reset the printer.

Step 2: Reset the printer

Sometimes a paper jam error persists even though there is no jammed paper (false paper jam).
  1. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the printer.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the power source.
  3. Wait 60 seconds.
  4. Reconnect the power cord to a wall outlet and to the printer.
    HP recommends plugging the printer directly into a wall outlet.

Step 3: Try to print, scan, or copy again

Send the print, scan, or copy job again to make sure the hardware functions correctly. If the problem persists, continue to the next step.

Step 4: Service the printer

Service or replace your HP product if the issue persists after completing all the preceding steps.
Go to Contact HP Customer Support to schedule a product repair or replacement. If you are in Asia Pacific, you will be directed to a local service center in your area.
To confirm your warranty status, go to HP Product Warranty Check. Repair fees might apply for out-of-warranty products.