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Drum Light My printer is relatively new (about 3 months old) and for the last few days the drum light has been blinking.  On occasion it will also tell me that I'm out of paper and not print when I know there is paper in the tray. I don't know if these things are related but I'm looking for a solution.

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The Drum LED blinks if the drum unit is near the end of its life. Use the drum unit until you have a print quality problem, then replace the drum unit with a new one. please see my other post. as for not picking up give the feed roller a clean with metho and a rag, rubber roller under machine with cassete out it's about an inch wide and black.

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