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HP1600C printer light sensor

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I had a transparency jam, cleared it, but the paper light keeps blinking.  I can run paper through so it's not still jammed; I think it's the paper sensor.  Can this be fixed?
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Hello, deeannbrown,

We also use HP 1600C printers...
The paper sensor uses infrared light to detect if there's no paper.
You can see the paper sensor in the right side of the paper input tray. If there is paper, a lever is raised by the paper so it prints normally.
If there's no paper, this lever falls in a slot and obstructs the infrared light, so the printer detects there's no paper.

You can try to clean this slot. Maybe a piece of paper is in there.

If this doesn't result, you better call your technical assistance.

Hope this helps.
Kind regards,
Morgui

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It was the sensor and we had to replace it.
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