How to Clear a Paperjam on a Kodak ESP 5

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How to Clear a Paperjam on a Kodak ESP 5
The Kodak ESP 5 is capable of printing a variety of documents and photographs. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

An all-in-one colour printer for Windows and Mac systems, the Kodak ESP 5 features a printer and scanner as well as memory card slots for transferring files directly into the device. The printer also contains a 3-inch colour LCD display that shows your digital images before printing them and the status of the device. The printer does not contain a control that keeps it from developing paper jams including in the rear of the printer and within its paper tray.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Soft cloth or rag
  • Tweezers

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  1. 1

    Remove any paper from your printer's front paper tray. Place the paper to the side then turn off the printer.

  2. 2

    Turn the printer around and pull the rear paper access door's release tab forward. Pull out any paper slowly from the printer's rollers to keep it from tearing and sticking inside the printer. If the paper tears, use tweezers to remove the paper fragments.

  3. 3

    Wipe the rollers gently with a soft cloth or rag to remove any ink and paper fragments.

  4. 4

    Turn the printer around so the front of the device is facing you. Reload the paper in the printer's paper tray --- do not overfill it and do not load any paper containing ink fragments or dirt. Overfilling and loading dirty paper can cause your Kodak ESP 5 to jam again.

  5. 5

    Turn on your printer and press "OK" on the device's control panel to reset the device.

Tips and warnings

  • Kodak recommends using paper specifically designed for inkjet printers instead of using copier or laser paper. Inkjet paper is available at office supply, retail superstores and directly from Kodak as well as online.

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