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Paper drawer won't slide out

I purchased this machine and when I got it home I couldn't get the paper drawer to come out. When I tried to return, they wouldn't take it back. We did however get the drawer to open and for awhile it did. Now it isn't and I wondered if you know any tricks or fixes I might try. Believe me, I have tried many time to pull up and out or out and then up. Doesn't want to budge. Can you help?


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Re: Paper drawer won't slide out

I understand that you mean the paper tray that wont come out correctly. If yes, simply open the paper jam clear cover on the back side of the printer and push the paper feed roller inwards and take the paper tray out the same time.

If you mean something else, please post here as a NEW post (this horrible system of fixya doesnt send me nearly any mails when another post is added!)

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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