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When i try to print the paper is coming out the back of the printer and on the screen it is saying no paper feed I have mfc-685cw Brother

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Is there possibly a flap at the back of the machine which can be closed. A lot of printers have a hinged door at the back to enabled access if a paper jam occurred. This door when closed, helps direct the paper to where it should be. Just a guess, i am unfmiliar with your particular machine.

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http://www.fixya.com/support/t227515-printer_paper_jam_brother_mfc

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