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PC-795 Shuts Off Mid Copy

My Canon PC-795 shuts off mid copy everytime. The page is in the middle of theclamshell section with half a copy on it. I press the power button it powers up with a paper jam error. I remove the paper restart and try a test copy and it does the same thing. If I power it on and leave it, it stays on no problem but as soon as I make a copy same problem happens.
What could this be? Also when I got this copier there was a large black screw, the screw looks plastic, rattling around inside. I did not power it on or use it with the screw in there and it may not even be from this unit but I figured id mention it.

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Clean big rubber paper feed roller above paper tray with a microfibercloth moistened with rubbing alcohol.

open copier look in lower section under the toner cartridge you will see a black foam roller wipe it off also and then try to use.

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