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How do i fix a paper jam?

There is a piece of paper in the printer

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Unfortunately, Lexmark's site doesn't allow direct links to support pages, but if you go here and enter your model number, you'll have access to the instructions for clearing a paper jam.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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  3. Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
  4. Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
  5. If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
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  2. Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
  3. Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
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