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Carriage jam Printer is now about 2 years old and performed well thus far.  however recently it has started making a noise and printing skew after 2 or 3 pages.  it starts a banging noise as the paper goes getting faster and faster and eventually it comes to a grinding halt with a very messy printout.  i have tried all of the usual tricks - on / off - opening it up and checking for any obvious mechanical   problems - never anything obvious.  usually after a 'rest'  and  restart it will print 1 page normally and then revert back to its old tricks again on the 2nd page.  is it telling me to replace it - or is this fixable.  thanks any advice appreciated - including what would be the most appropriate replacement if it came that.  thanks Ross M

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