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Lexmark MS81x, MS71x, MX81x, and MX71x – Troubleshooting a 202.05 Paper Jam

Document ID:TE553

Usergroup :External
11/06/13 Properties  


How to resolve paper jam; Paper stopped in rear door; Stuck; 202.xx; Repairing misaligned redrive roll; Paper caught in fuser access door; Accordion jam


Issue description 

The printer posts a 202.05 paper jam error with the paper stopping in rear door. The jammed sheet may look like one of the images shown below.

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Check media type

  1. Verify whether the printer supports the type of media you are using. See the printer’s User’s Guide for more information.
  2. When printing specialty media, check that it meets all recommendations specified in the printer’s Cardstock & Label guide.
  3. Check the condition of the media.

Check how the media is being loaded

  1. Check media level. Make sure the paper trays are not over filled and that the tray guides are set correctly.
  2. Make sure the media size & type settings match the actual paper size & type loaded in the printer.
  3. Ensure that the media stack's corners are straight; i.e., that the sheets are aligned.
  4. Check the media's condition. Make sure its edges are not damaged and that no sheets are locked together.
  5. Fan the media to make sure no sheets are locked together or that nothing is causing the sheets to stick together.

Check the printer

  1. Check for any obstruction in the paper path, duplex path, and media tray pass through areas. Clear the obstruction if one exists.
  2. Check the condition of the pick roll and separator roller. Clean the rollers if necessary. Also check the paper tray for any signs of damage.
    NOTE: Should any of the rollers be worn out or if the paper tray shows signs of damage, contact Lexmark Technical Support to set up printer service.
  3. When printing, make sure that the rear door is fully closed. If the rear door fails to close fully or should it show any signs of damage, contact Lexmark Technical Support to set up printer service.


Still need help?

Please contact Lexmark Technical Support if you need additional assistance. NOTE: When calling for support, you will be asked for your machine/model type and serial number (SN). If you need help locating these, click here.

Please call from near the printer in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a task involving the printer.


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