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Dell 1700 often jams in one spot

Hi, every now and then, when I want to print, it always jams at the point where the paper is going into the printer. It doesn't actually jam, but its like it hasn't fully begun entering the printer if you catch my drift. It always happens the first time I want to print something, I just take the paper out again, and resume. It then begins to print. It doesn't seem like a major problem, but its very annoying. Can anyone tell me why it may be doing that?

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Just in case you don't know where the rollers are in the paper cassette...remove the paper cassette drawer and he rollers are at the top of the entrance to the drawer. There are two rollers, grasp one between your fingers and gentle pull the roller down to see the mechanism better. Rotate both rollers and you may find a build up of dirt/grime on either or both. Simple clean them with an appropriate wet cleaner & lint free cloth.

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Hi, Try to clean the rollers in the paper cassette.

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