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X1270 paper feeding to right

My paper feeds faster the right and ends up causing a paper jam every time I try using my printer. I have tried searching for blockages and used an "air" spray can to move minuscule paper pieces but this hasn't helped. I'm at my whit's end and school is about to begin again. I have even uninstalled the printer and downloaded a new driver from the lexmark website didn't help either.....eeek!!!! Please Please Please HELP :-$

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  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    Having the same problem.

    Paper won't feed at all now!

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2008

    I have the same problem I'm about to throw it out the window, maybe even through the window, no matter what i do it feeds into the right faster than the left and causes the paper to jam, jam ,jam,

  • reenaincosta Feb 06, 2009

    I have a lexmark x1280 but the paper keeps on pulling to the right and getting stuck, it does not feed into the printer. I have tried cleaning the roller with alcohol with a cotton bud however this does not help the problem, it keeps on getting jammed. 


    Any ideas on what i can do?


    Thanks 

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If this printer uses rubber rollers to feed the paper through the printer, try using alcohol on a cotton ball to clean the rollers. That might help restore the 'grip' on the paper.

Hope this helps, and please rate my advice.

Good luck!!

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