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Power won't come on

Seems to be jammed with paper, made a deep grinding sound before losing power. tried to pull out paper, but still nothing. is it a fuse?

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Re: power won't come on

Try to open the shredder with a screw driver, but be very careful not to break or move anything important. Remove any paper that may be in there. If its the gears inside that are not working, you can use some oil as a lubricant to fix it up.

Posted on Aug 27, 2007

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