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Scanning tray not working

The printer has a feeding top tray. If you place a document to be fed and copied it does not feed at all. It starts to scan from the glass bed. Also, the screen sometimes say that the document tray is open, but I cannot see anything opened. HELP! This is used in my classroom and it is a life saver and it is pricey to replace. Thanks!

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Re: Scanning tray not working

Hi Soulvistor, how hard is it to replace that left hinge? Thanks!

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Re: Scanning tray not working

Check that the hinges that are on the ADF (the bit that you can lift to reveal copy glass) are not broken, the left side hinge breaks, causing the ADF switch (also on left) to not close, causing problems like yours.

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