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Ativa dx200D shredder key stuck

A key fell in to the shredder and it's stuck there now..I try the reverse and nothing. Anyway to open up this bad boy to fix?

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Pull out as much of the paper as possible. Then spray some window cleaner or similar on whats left to soften and disolve it.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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The plastic reverse pushbutton over the soft touch keypad is broken/stuck in or down causing this problem. A new pushbutton cover is needed. How are the Forward and Stop buttons?

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Need Ativa X1800 Shredder Parts

Hey check out this link they service all types of shredders hopefully they should be able to service yours.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Shredder won't turn on

I was using my Ativa DX180D and it was working fine. It just stopped and there was no power. I have tried all the plugs in the house but still not coming on. The basket is on properly and you can hear the click of the switch when you plsce the top on the basket. Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: I need a fuse for our Ativa AT 1250 shredder ..

Read ITS RATING or remove it and buy from electronics shop.

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I have an ativa shredder model MD 1250. Became jammed on some staples. Reversed it and pulled it out but no the auto shutoff won't work Is it fixable? The shredder still runs.

Double check that you do not still have any paper that may have become stuck in front of the sensor for the auto shutoff. If there is something in front of the sensor it will keep running.

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On most shredders ideal unjamming would be by trying the reverse, if that fails there's 2 options: 1 - opening the unit by removing screws (usually 5) and using small narrow flat screwdriver carefully clearing out all the stuck paper/cardboard from in between two rollers, but be carefull and make sure the power cord is NOT plugged into wall socket. 2 - without dissassembling the unit spray some WD-40 into the shredders feed opening and let that cardboard soak for a while. WD-40 will soak into cardboard and any stuck paper and will loosen it, you might need to spray couple of times allowing to soak in between sprays, but this definitely does the trick. Once sprayed 2-3 times allowing to soak for at least 10 minutes between sprays simply swich the shredder on and use reverse and all stuck paper should come out. Be advised after unit was cleared you must use some spray oil to protect the blades. Once oiled allow unit to run in reverse for at least 2 minutes, the swich it off. 15-20 minutes later your shredder will be good as new!! Hope this helps ;)

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I dropper a 50p into my ativa at-16x shredder, haow can I get it out?

If the shredder has a reverse switch then turn it on and it may free the coin so you can turn it upside down to shake it out.

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I have an Ativa DX 180 du shredder that has no forward motion but does reverse. I've keep the blades well oiled so I am not sure of what the problem could be. Please advise.

My shredder was only running in reverse, and it would make a clicking sound when i fed in the paper in forward. The sensor was okay, so this is what i did. Obvisouly something is blown on the mother board, and i can't fix that. I switched the wires around that go to the motor from the mother board. They just unplug, and it can easily be switched. Now when you put it in reverse, reverse is forward. You have no sensor, but you can still use it. Not the right way to fix it, but it's a fix if you are going to trash it anyway.

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Ativa X1000 paper shredder that doesn't turn on

took the shredder section apart, cleaned out the gears of paper and a broken mount (plastic piece), and hand turned the electric motor to free it up. After assembly, the ready light works and so does the FWD/REV directions for shredding.

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Won't turn off

The optical switch may be clogged. UNPLUG the machine and remove all shreddings from under the cutters. Look down from the top and in the middle to be sure that there is nothing blocking the "electric eye" located there. Shredding labels or self stick envelopes can leave pieces stuck to the eye.

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Does it reverse? Can you hear any motor noise? If it does then try cleaning the upper and lower sensors with cotton swab. If it does not reverse, then remove the top and check for jams or broken gears.

Jun 10, 2009 | Office Depot Ativa DQ60M Shredder

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Forward Shreading judders

If you shredder is like our Ativa DX200D I have a pretty good idea what the problem is. Our shredder had the same identical issue, it was out of warranty so opened it up to see if there was debris in the teeth that could not been seen from the outside. To my surprise one of the steel gears (a 3" diameter one, very heavy too), had 5 teeth worn down, and after testing I determined that the judder happened when the shredder ran with any kind of a load and the gear came around to the side with the worn teeth.

You may need to find a replacement gear, or just buy a new shredder.

Good luck!

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Shredder runs in reverse, but will not feed in auto.

The light beam from the photocell that checks if there stiil is paper to be shred is either clogged by paper dusrt, or there is still some paper pieces left in the shredder wheels. Remove it, or clean it.

Be sure to remove the power cord before attempting to clean, the wheels can easily chomp off your finger!!!

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