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Paper is stuck in printer

I was trying to print on tracing paper (in foresight this wasn't such a good idea), and the printer started spooling, but then the paper got stuck. I tried printing another page, hoping that the second would push the first one out, but that one got stuck too, and made the tracing paper even more stuck. I don't know what to do, and I'm afraid of digging into the printer to remove the pages in case anything breaks. What should I do? Please help, any suggestions are welcome.

Posted by ksenia baranova on

  • ksenia baranova Feb 19, 2007

    it's ok. I just solved it!

  • scoreboards May 13, 2008

    Paper jam! Most of the time when I have had this, I have been able to pull it out. This time it is all the way back to the point where the paper makes its return path. I am not afraid to tear into one but could use some instructions on how to get to this point in the printer.

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Anonymous

I wouldnt put bubble wrap in

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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Anonymous

Put bubble wrap in it. Works a treat!

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