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Says paper jam but no paper

My printer says paper jam but there is no paper in it the last time it was used a little long plastic piece came out and now all it says is paper jam and the ink cart slam back n forth

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Hmm you might need
a new printer cause that happened to my old
dell printer
clean it from the inside with a little air nozzle
that blows hard thats what i did it can be dust...

Posted on Jan 07, 2008


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