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PS-70-2 not working

Both green and red light are on PS 70-2 but it doesn't shred.

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Re: PS-70-2 not working

Make sure the pull-out wastebasket is all the way in. Also, make sure the basket is less than half full. A paper jam could also cause this symptom.

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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