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My Optima 45 stapler, the staple tray won't release when the back release button is pressed. Can't load staples in it.

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The spring could be weak. Try prying it open (gently).

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SOURCE: Swingline optima 45 electric stapler cartridge won't reset

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Using the wrong or style ofstaples, overfilling the machine and stapling through too-thick materials can causeOptima to jam. Now follow these steps: 1. Holdthe base down as you lift the top of the Optima stapler to access the stapletray. 2. Removeall the staples from the tray so that you have access to the jammed staple. 3. Turnthe stapler upside down and shake it to clear out staples you can't reach withyour fingers. 4. Gripthe jammed staple with the needle-nose pliers and, while holding the staplersecurely, pull it up. 5. Twistthe staple until it breaks into two pieces if it will not pull straight out.Pull out the two individual pieces. The Optima stapler line bySwingline is designed to be jam-free when Optima premium jam-free staples areused. Using another , style or brand may cause frequent jamming. Hope thiswill help you. Good Luck.

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I did not receive manual with the Optima 45 electric stapler. How do i get the slid to open to add staples?


The slide tray is on the bottom of the unit.
to open, you just press the very front button on the bottom.
it should open right up.

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Push the black half-oval button at the hinge to release the staple cartridge. Extend the staple cartridge from front of the stapler, add staples, push back in.

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