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Paper only being taken in on one side.

When I try to print, the paper is drawn into the Lexmark on the right side only, it then jams. I've followed user instructions and don't think I've missed anything out. Is there a roller which might have jammed ?

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In some printers there is a roller which can be removed. Once the roller is removed it should be possible to remove any thing which would prevent the roller pulling the paper through evenly.

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How to clear and avoid paper jams
Follow these instructions to remove and/or avoid paper jams and misfeeds in your Lexmark X3500, X4500, X4600 & X4800 Series All-In-One.
Paper jam in the printer
Remove the paper manually

  1. Press pattlnk_10282008_1820-power-icon.gif to turn off the printer.

  2. Firmly grasp the paper, and gently pull it out.

  3. Press pattlnk_10282008_1820-power-icon.gif to turn the printer back on.

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These are possible solutions if paper or specialty media misfeeds or skews, or if multiple sheets feed or stick together.
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Review banner printing checklist

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