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My printer was jamming paper inside then I cleaned the rollers with rubbing alcohol. Now it goes into an error status as soon as I put the toner cartridge assembly into the printer. How can I fix this problem ? I have a Brother HL-5240 Laser Printer

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Roller should not be cleaned with alchol u can clean it with only tissue paper or soft cotton cloth elasticity behaviour may gone so change ur catridge

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