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Paper Tray Stuck!

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My printer seems to have it's paper tray stuck. It almost seems like it's locked! If I stand the printer on it's side and wiggle and jiggle sometimes I am able to get it out! Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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Open paper jam clear cover on backside. push paperfeeder towards the inside and pull the papertray out the same time. watch your fingers ;-)

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