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We have a samsung CLP-300 and it's about 1 year old. The status light was turning red and if I turned off the printer and re-inserted the paper tray or filled it, it would work. It was fussy like this for a couple of weeks, and now we can't get it to work by turning it off and readjusting the tray. The print quality was great and it didn't appear to be a paper jam. Any ideas on troubleshooting? Thank you Cinda Ball

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    Have tried to open everything up make sure not jammed etc. can take out the paper tray turn it off the red light stays on!



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Try emptying the waste toner box, the grey box at the left of the coloured carts. It worked for me. I didn't even know it had a waste toner box

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