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I have a toshiba copier that will not pick up paper, what can I clean the rollers with? Could that be the problem? Is there something I could condition the rollers with?

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  • dragonmyst36 Jul 21, 2008

    After looking closer last night I believe I need to replace them. I was just hoping to find a temporary fix. I was given this machine, am trying to see what all it needs. I already found a temporary fix for the corona wire, this is what came up as the next problem.

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You can use just about anything to clean it, the question is what is the condition of the rollers? is it as smooth as a baby bottom, or is it rough? the tires need to be rough, otherwise it will be "slipping"

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