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Bad copies Hello, I have an old xerox 5309 copier, which I inherited.  I.m experiencing two problems with it. First, when I press to copy the paper jams and I a "P" message comes in the screen. I press the copy button again and it works. It does so intermittently. the second problem is the copies come out two dark even at the lowest setting . Please advise.

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This seems an easy one the first problem you are getting is that the paper pickup rollers are worn or just dirty easy way to clean them is to place one piece of paper in the tray and at the leading edge spay on some cleaning fluid about a inch wide. Then press the copy button and the machine will jam. Open the door and repeat a few more times. Once finished remove sheet of paper from tray and wipe dry.

The other problem is merely down to dust on the copy mirrors. Remove the top glass normally two screws on the right hand side of the copy glass. Once removed glass place in safe place. In the machine use a cloth on the mirrors you can use windowlene or some other kind of glass cleaner. (DO NOT REMOVE MIRRORS) clean all then clean glass and replace the copy should be clean. (NOTE!!!!! There should be about six mirrors so make sure you clean them all)

Oh and be careful machine should be off when doing above.

Hope this helps
J

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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