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Drags the paper in all uneven.

I have not had the printer very long, if I want to print anything it drags the paper in all uneven, almost like only one side is working the other is not, and I cant seem to rectify it, where am i going wrong. It never used to do this.

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Clean the rollers with a little rubbing alcohol.

hope this helps

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