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Terrible grating sound when trying to print!

I know how I caused the problem, now I'm hoping there's a way I can fix this...
When trying to clear a paper jam using a pair of tweezers, the print-head suddenly moved. I fumbled, dropped the tweezers, and the print-head ran over the tweezers twice.
Two things then happened: the next print was striped with white lines. I then proceeded to clean the print-head to fix the problem (via the utilities menu). But when the print-head cycled through, it suddenly made the most awful grating noise!
I switched the printer on and off twice, but both times the grating sound came at the end of the cycle, then I get a flashing E on the display.
Did I totally ruin my printer, or is there something I can do?
Thank you very much for your help! Bettina

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There was a tiny bit of paper stuck in the far left, under the carriage belt...
I pulled it out, and the printer is back, working beautifully.
Thank you so much for your quick response!

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It could be timing issue with print head or the feed mechanism. You will have to get a service manual if you want to fix it yourself.

This link here was the only site I could find that had information on getting a service manual

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