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My paper shreder light comes on and cut off frequently it is a paper mate PM-1550CD it is not working what do I do?

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Hi, this is usually caused by either a jammed up motor, blown motor or a faulty power supply, either external or internal or both. If one is handy, these may be disassembled and the problem sorted out, either by un-jammimg the motor if jammed or replacement if burnt out, the PSU needs to be checked for volts out, If the Voltage of the external supply, if used, is OK, then suspect the internal PSU, the external unit can be replaced with any suitable same Voltage Current rating a power supply is a power supply as long as polarity is right you are all good.
However most often these types of units are beyond economic repair? Still there is never any harm if one doesn't wish to DIY to get a free "Quote" for repair from a suitable repair shop and go from there?

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