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My Dell A940 will not feed my paper anymore. All you hear is the little gears running. Than it asks you to load paper? What can I do to fix this?

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Make sure that there is nothing in the paper tray can blocked the way out

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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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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