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Auto On/Off The auto on/off does not work. It use to turn itself off when I finished shredding the last docs but now it does not do so. I have tried all the troubleshooting tips in the manual but they dont work. Help!!!

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If you have a mechanical paper feed sensor (located in the center of the paper entry) you may have some paper jammed behind it. If your machine has electronic sensors (little glass bulds located in same area) your paper feed sensor may not be bad, just dirty, they can be cleaned with a q tip with a little rubbing alcohol

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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You have a bad sensor or PCB board

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