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Get paper mismatch error.doesn't happen if I just copy,but has started giving paper mismatch everytime I try to copy from computer. I have tried everything suggested in tutorials. It doesn't copy if I just hit "copy" on computer and it doesn't work if I File,Print,etc. I have an olderHP 882 that works fine from the computer.

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Clean the sensor on the right side bottom of the carriage assembly with a damp Q-tip. That sensor gets covered with ink and can't see the paper properly. You clean the underside that looks down at the paper as it passes thru...

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