It starts to print, but then gets jammed and paper gets stuck, it keeps printing on crinkled up paper for a second, then horrible sounds emerge, and the "Something's wrong!" beeper yells at us to Fix It!
COW and I did all we could to fix it. (This includes lift the lid, look around, shrug shoulders, close the lid.)
Today, Buttercup needed something printed, so we crossed our fingers, hoped it spontaneously fixed itself, and we'd be good to go.
No such luck
As I was trying the "lift the lid" approach (to no avail) Cuckoo came by and asked what I was doing.
"Trying to see if anything is stuck in there."
He immediately said, "There is!"
"How do you know?"
"I'm little, and I can see right in there."
I bent down to look into the area where the paper comes out, and yes, there was something silver jammed in the little slot paper comes through.
I couldn't get my fingers in there, so used a paper clip to push it out as best I could.
My fingers just couldn't grab it, and in desperation yelled, "I need someone with little fingers!"
Cuckoo, standing by, screamed, "I have little fingers!"
He managed to get his little phalanges in there and pull out some of the blockage.
With the paper clip, I was able to get the rest.
Bet you can't guess what it was...
A Hershey Kiss wrapper.
Remember when I said I traded my lunchtime M&Ms for Kisses, as I ate less at a time? Yeah, I usually eat them while I sit and read/type at the computer, making a nice pile of the wrappers. Apparently, one wayward wrapper got stuck in the printer.
So, for the sake of our computer, I'm going to have to switch back to M&Ms.
The sacrifices we women make...
Don't know about you, but so many times, life reminds me of a Seinfeld episode.
Have a lovely day!