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Epsonstylus c66 sheet feeder problem

My son borrowed the printer. Whilst he was moving it he said that something at the back of the printer came out. He then slid it back. Now the printer will not feed the paper through or feeds through many sheets followed by the red light and a warning message to say the paper is not loaded properly.
Could he have misaligned some part of the mechanism?

Thanks for your help in anticipation.

Phil ****

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It might be,better send it for repair

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