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Paper torn and jammed in the actual machine part of the printer

We knows its there but some bright spark decided to break it down with scissors. We can now not see it as the only visible bit has been cut away.

It was only a tiny bit of torn paper in the first place. It appears to have been lost into the actual mechanics of teh printer.

How do we get in there to get it out?

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I assume there must be a small piece of paper stuck somewhere in the paper path.

Do you have a pair of long needle nose pliers, or maybe a decent set of tweezers? Careful use of a long skinny screwdriver might do it too. If you cannot get down inside the printer far enough, then one or more covers will have to be removed.

Often, there are one or more screws which hold any particular cover in place, along with snap catches (for want of a better descrip). Some covers may have to come off in a specific order, like after a previous one is removed first.

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