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Paper jam the paper keeps jamming and a screeching noise accompanies it

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Mine was doing that too. Here's what worked for me... try getting a Q-tip wet with alcohol. Rub all of your rollers then let them dry before trying to print again. A friend told me that this is a sign that the rollers are wearing out and that it will be cheaper to get a new printer than to fix this issue. Eventually, that's what we'll have to do. In the meantime, try the alcohol.

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