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I have a Brother 5900MDS word processor. When I turn it on, it makes a noise and says "check printer." I can't find any one locally to fix it. Cani fix it myself? Thanks.

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Open the top cover and turn off. Try to move the carriage by hand. Put a couple drops of oil on the long silver shaft, work it back and forth.

This does not sound good!

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