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Disgusted with HP printers wrote at 2007-05-12 16:49:45
This solution to my HP PSC 1610 ALL in One problem worked like a charm.  My printer was sucking in paper and then chewing it up.  I opened the back shook it out fed a thick card stock through and dislodged an old crumpled piece of paper I could not see.  I am back in business.  Thank you for saving me the cost of a new printer.

Jessica wrote at 2008-09-07 04:43:42
Thanks very much, This answer led me to find a bullion  bar (yes a bullion bar, silver actually one ounce) that I have been missing for almost a year! How it got in my printer I have NO CLUE but Now not only have I found the bullion but also have fixed my printer !!!!!

Kate wrote at 2010-01-29 05:36:59
I had the same problem.  I finally opened up all the areas and held it upside down while shaking it and hitting the bottom of it.  Then I took canned air and sprayed all throughout it.  I didn't think it would work, but figured it couldn't hurt...well, it some how worked.  I didn't see anything but dust come out.  But that was enough to get it working again!

Pussmop wrote at 2011-11-29 22:23:24
The card stock trick allowed me to manually push through, and get printed, one sheet, however, it still wanted me to clear the paper jam.  Unfortunately my Lexmark X 83 still won't feed paper through the rollers.  I can't seem to find any way to clean the rollers or find any small thing that might be jamming the printer.  Thanks for the help anyway.

Carla Turner wrote at 2013-01-04 19:27:28
This was awesome ! I followed & did all three procedures for positive results because was going to buy a new printer if did not work. Works like brand new,can not thank you enough, thanks,sincerely Carla

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John Palmer


I'm an experience printer repair technician - certified in over 150 models of HP printers, 50 Xerox printers, and have repaired every type of printer, including dot matrix, inkjets, lasers, xerox solid ink phasers, line printers


I've worked as a printer bench and field technician on and off for 10 years, and can answer most to all questions about printers on almost every model.

extensive printer training and background, 100 HP printer certifications, 45 xerox certifications, and factory training from xerox and HP in repair. also certified in lexmark, IBM, Okidata printers.

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waaayy too many to list here - I've worked at several printer repair shops in the phoenix and tucson, arizona area's.

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