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PC981 copier Hi, My automatic doesn't work anymore. Papers just won't go.

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    I tried to copy on Tyvek paper. The copy wraped itself around the exit [heated?] roller. Since Tyvek has plastic sandwiched between thin paper it is almost impossible to tear it off the final roller when I lift up the green arrow above the heater. I'm thinking about removing the heater roller to unwind the paper. Is that the best way to do this??

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Your copier is rather old, and this is one of the "classic" symptoms for small Cannon units. I just stops working. Please do not waste your time and money trying to get it fixed; it will not last and for a little more cash you can buy a Samsung digital copier (such as the SCX-4521f).

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