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Office junior had one job: Tearing perforated bits off tractor-feed dot matrix printer paper

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Oki dot matrix printers had a channel to guide the printerer head IIRC. Sometime this channel would get clogged wiith debris (paper from the paper feeder perforated strips on both sides of the paper) causing misprints and other funny stuff.

Was relatively easy to clean with a paper clip, but best results was that you strip the printer completely.

And frequently a wee drappie of oil wil manage to speed things up, especially if applied in minuscule amounts to the polished bar carrying the printerer head (forgot what it is called).

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