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Here is Brother document on how to clear the paper jam issue:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000400/000095/faq000495_003.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc420cn_us

You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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To clear paper jam issue :
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000400/000095/faq000495_003.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc420cn_us


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You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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