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My CLX-3160FN printer will no longer print. It says to replace imaging unit soon (up until it stopped printing it was working fine, no problems on scans, copies, faxes, prints) but only recently it stopped feeding paper. It says "Memory Received" so I know there are faxes waiting to print... but it just simply won't do anything. I turn it off, and back on. Nothing. It will revv up, say "Printing..." but then stop. Thoughts?

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You will need to replace the imaging unit. It the part where the toner cartridges and waste toner tank sits. The part number is CLP-R300A. You can find it online or at your local office supply store.

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