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Paper feeds through on an angle

Maybe an alignment problem. how do I fix this?

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Take a size 10 Envelope fold it so that it should become like a thin long strip........ Now Insert that Envelope on the left side corner of the Printer and move it from right to left and left to right as fast as u can for about 10 times.......... Now Insert the Ordinary Papers onto the Printer.........
Good Luck

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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on printouts.
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