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Paper jamming and twisting

I am using the same ppaper that I had at the beginning but now it twists and then jams on the right hand side what can i do to fix itMy Lexmark X3470 Paper part feeds, and goes to the right sometimes but error message says there is no paper inserted - even though it's half way in.

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  • helenplumb Feb 28, 2009

    Hi I used the suggestion on the forum to shake the machine upsidedown again (2nd try), and out fell a pencil - I was too gentle before! Thanks everyone.



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Hi there,
check that there is some paper jam in the printer.
Good Luck.

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