asked Mar 1, 2004 at 3:43pm
Epson Epson Stylus Color 740

Epson 740 paper load jam

As the paper is trying to load from the feeder on my Epson 740, it wads up on one side and won't feed into the printer. Is this a roller problem on one side? How do I check to see what the cause is and is there a fix ?

You can check the paper feed for any obstructions by looking where the paper is fed. If you need info on how the paper feed works try this site www.epsonhelp.web1000.com/440.html just copy it to your browser and it will take you to the site.

The site will give you the info on removing the housing and the paper feed system.

by unknown on Mar 1, 2004 at 4:21pm Add comment
lawlockman: It's possible that the paper may be running into a foreign object and stalling or feeding crooked. Remove all the paper and use a flashlight to look carefully into the paper feed-in area. Look for a pen, pencil, push pin, paper clip, candy, etc. If you can't see anything, then actually pick your printer up and turn it so the paper opening is facing down and shake it a little, side to side. Your trying to dislodge anything that might be stuck in the paper entrance area. If nothing falls out, then turn it back over and use the flashlight to once again look inside that area. Sometimes you'll see an object that may have moved over into view while you were shaking the printer. Any foreign object might block the paper from actually being able to move forward, so then the printer thinks there is no paper installed. You may have to even remove the Top Cover to be able to get a better view of that paper feed area. Even if there is not a foreign object stuck in that area, with the top cover off, you might just possibly see what the problem is and even be able to correct it...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Mar 2, 2004 at 9:07am Add comment