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My CANON PIXMA MP530 is showing the alarm, "Document in ADF."

We recently moved and when I plugged in my Canon PIXMA MP530 printer, an alarm came on that said "Document in ADF. Press (OK)." I did and then it says, "Clearing Document" and then it makes a noise like it's doing something and then it goes back to saying "Document in ADF. Press (OK)." I am afraid that something happened to the printer in the move...how can I fix this?! And please don't just tell me to take it to a repair shop because I really don't have the money for that right now...PLEASE HELP!!!

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Open the top cover of the ADF and look for a rectangular hole with a lever stuck down. That lever should only go down when a paper is placed in the feeder, and sometimes they get stuck in the down position. A bent paper clip might help you lift it gently...

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