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Paper mine has paper light on but i added paper and now its just sitting there. tried turning off and restarting computers but is still showing red status light and paper light is on??? please help

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I had a similar problem. I noticed that the paper tension on the paper tray wasn't set correctly. Needs to be tight. Once corrected it worked fine.

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