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A sheet of printer paper is stuck in the printer. Please let me know how I can remove it. Is there a release lever or a reel I can turn?

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Well there seems to be a blue colored release lever behind the back cover on the power cord side. Press it down and see if the paper is released.

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You just lightly pull on the sheet of paper from both corners. There is no release valve.

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