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PC981 copier Hi, My automatic doesn't work anymore. Papers just won't go.

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Re: PC981 copier

Your copier is rather old, and this is one of the "classic" symptoms for small Cannon units. I just stops working. Please do not waste your time and money trying to get it fixed; it will not last and for a little more cash you can buy a Samsung digital copier (such as the SCX-4521f).

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

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