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Paper feed is malfunctioning

Printer will not take the paper to print. Makes a clicking sound as though it were stripping a gear.

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Check to see if there is not anything stuck in there? hold up printer and shake carefully,also clean with alcolhol and can air!hope this helps!

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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