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A piece of paper is stuck inside. I tried to pull it out from the paper tray end but it has now receeded and I cant print or get it out, any ideas?This occurred when I stopped the print run mid- print by turning it off because I had made a mistake. How can I open it to get the paper out? Thanks

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Just open the front door and take out he toner/drum cartridge, remove the paper cassette, best is to pull the paper forward toward the inside of printer, if none is visible you can push an index card up from the front to push out any scraps.

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Paper jam message occurs when there are stuck papers inside the printer. There are several ways on how to correct this problem, either you remove the visible stuck paper manually or replace the toner or ink cartridge. Below are the steps you'll want to follow when this problem still occurs.

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