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Shredder will not atomaticly turn on when paper is put in.

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The micro switch is stuck or bad. It is located in center of the cutters. Unplug and check for scraps of paper jamed around the switch.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Aurora paper shredder AS1200X Parts

I called them and they were no help at all. They said, in short, "We don't have parts, we can't help you, buy a new Shredder! There warranty is 30 days with receipt.
I would buy yours for parts but it wouldn't be worth the shipping charges!
If you wanted to remove the micro switch and would send to me I'd be interested in purchasing it. My machine isn't that old, so I really don't want to purchase a new shredder. I got it from CostCo last year. California.

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Tech Solutions shredder

Here is the info that I found:
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 11:16:33 -0400
Subject: TS4500 from Winsource Ind.


This TS4500 shredder had been discontinued for more than 5 years. The factory did not make any spare parts for this model.


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SOURCE: Shredder stops when paper put in

Solution: called customer support, who said "It's broken.? But, it was still under warrantee, so I sent it back for a new one.

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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SOURCE: I own a Royal RL170MX shredder. I turn on the

If the blades rotate then the paper should go in...just be sure the blades are turning in the forward direction and not in reverse.Also make sure you lubricate the blades with shredder oil.

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