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Microswitch that detects out-of-paper seems to be working in reverse. With no paper loaded, depressing the switch gives an alarm. Release the switch and the printer will go online.

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If you have ever tried to disassemble the micro switch, chances are you might replace the connector the other way around, if not then the problem is the micro switch itself.

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My office Max OM01287 Shredder will only run in reverse. There appeared to be a jam in the cutters and with tiny tools and very careful grabbing I seem to have cleared the jam from tiny pieces of paper. ...

There is still a shred of paper jamming the microswitch that sets the shredder into reverse to avoid an even worse jam. Find that microswitch, usual;ly on the left or right side, activated by a plastic flap on the basket side of the shredder. Clear it. As you move the plastic flap up and down you should hear it click. No click, the switch is jammed.

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Ready and alarm lights keep blinking. will not print

Service manual: ready and alarm blinking :
Paper Jam
Clear the paper jam and press the panel button if the printer
does not automatically resume printing.
Re-install the paper and press the panel button.

Clear the jammed paper inside the printer. Press the panel button
if the printer does not automatically resume printing.

check the sensors:
1) Turn off the printer power switch, open the front cover, and remove the drum unit.
2) Turn on the printer while pressing the control panel button. The Drum LED comes ON.
3) Lightly press the panel button again.
Alarm LED is ON = Front registration sensor is turned ON.
4) Press and release the panel button again.
Drum LED is ON = Paper eject sensor is turned ON.

If sensors are On, paper is being detected, Off- no paper

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My printer says there is no paper but there is and when i restart it it senses there is paper and trys to print i get a loud clicking sound and than it reads no paper

The paper is not feeding from the paper tray. The load bang is alarming, but not the problem. Check the adjustments in the paper tray. The left and right guides should be snug, but the rear guide should give between a 1/16 inch and a 1/8 inch of free play. If the rear guide is tight, that is the problem. You can check for this by depressing the lever on the right front of the tray. Depressing the lever should raise the stack of paper out of the tray so that it can slide forward.

If you remove the paper from the tray, but will see calibration marks for the paper size you are using. Unlock the read paper guide n the tray, squeeze the release and move the guide ot the mark for the size paper you are using. For example, it you are using letter size paper, the read guide should point to "LTR".

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Dyson cr01 outer door not locking, after pressing start, showing(lock outer doror, then press star)i am tring but same msg again

This solution worked for me, but there could well be different problems which give the same sympoms. My problem was that the microswitch had become worn with use and the interlock slide would no longer cause the switch button to depress but rather it was trying to push the button sideways.

Remove the 2 screws from the rear of the lid and daw the lid off by sliding backwards then upwards.

Remove the 2 torx screws from the top of the front panel that have now been revealed.

Carefully prise the front panel upwards only on the door lock side until the front panel comes forward giving you access to the interlock mechanism.

Remove the 2 torx screws from the front panel holding the actuator in place and remove the interlock mechanism from behind the front panel, disconnecting the two spade connectors and the door release strip.

Carefully prise the two sections of the actuator apart using a small screwdriver in the slots at either end

You will now see two microswitches connected together by a short wire link.these switches are activated by grey plastic slides, one of which slides when the door catch is engaged in the interlock, the other slides when the first one has been actuated and the solenoid actuates. In my case the first one was worn and was jamming the switch instead of pressing it in.

Remove the two microswitches by prising one off its locating pins and lifting it up then prising the other off its locating pins.

There are 2 very small locking tabs on the switch. Prise them out slightly then the switch side can be lifted off.

Slide out the switch button, rotate it through 180 degrees and place back into the switch. This means that there will be a new face in contact with the actuator slide. Hopeully this will provide another few years of good service.

Rebuild by reversing the previouse steps.

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Why does the paper light keep blinking even though paper is loaded correctly in the tray?

Check the microswitch inside the printer paper tray. Turn off the printer first and unplug it. There is a sensor switch that may need cleaning from paper dust, or the microswitch that tells the printer there is paper there may be bent, good luck

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You'll have to unplug the machine, then remove the screws front (inside door or cabinet) and rear to remove the top cover. Insure that the safety cover arm which contacts the microswitch is not broken or the microswitch is out of adjustment.

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this is probably due to a stuck microswitch in the tape drive unit as the locked tag presses a microswitch when loaded it is possibly these microswitches that are failing, as one of the switches detects if a tape is loaded and the other detects is a tape is locked, so problems with these switches would mean that it cannot detect if the tape is loaded properly.

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