Question about HP Printers & Copiers
The most common problem with what you are describing is dirt. Almost all ink machines have a encoder strip that goes through the back of the print cartridge. It is a clear mylar strip that has dashes on it kind of like a clear barcode. If this strip or the sensor that reads this strip gets dirty then it will lose its place and slam in the machine. If you can reach this mylar strip you can clean it with a damp lint free cloth. This should help but be careful not to pull the strip out or the machine will not work at all. The feed problem is probably dirt also. There should be a few large rollers that move the paper forward. theses are probably dirty and can be cleaned with a damp cloth as well.
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Posted on Dec 01, 2008
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Remove all of the paper from the paper tray and slide the paper guides all the way to the side. Examine the paper for any crumpled or torn pieces, then reload the tray. Make sure the guides fit snugly against the sides of the paper. If the guides are too loose, the paper can feed into the iP1600 skewed and cause a paper jam. If the guides are too tight it can cause the printer to grab more than one piece of paper.
Open the front of the printer and wait for the print cartridges to move to the center. Do not move the cartridges by hand--this could damage the printer and void your warranty.
Pull the cartridges slightly toward you and lift them free of the printer. Set the cartridges aside.
Wipe the interior of the printer with a soft cloth to remove any ink residue and paper dust. The Pixma iP1600 has a tendency to accumulate a lot of paper dust, especially during periods of heavy use. Cleaning the printer periodically is the best way to avoid problems.
Dip a cotton swab in warm water and carefully clean the bottom of each print cartridge. The print cartridges in the iP1600 printer also tend to accumulate paper dust. In addition the print nozzles can become clogged with ink residue, resulting in poor print quality and shortening the life of the cartridges. Continue wiping the cartridges until all ink residue and paper dust have been removed.
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cause of paper jams is debris/foreign objects that have accidentally fallen
into the paper feed area.
Remove the sheets of paper from the feeder.
Grab a flashlight and look inside for any debris.
If you're willing and physically able, you may also turn the printer over. Any
debris should just freely roll out from the feeder.
If feeder is clear, open the printer cover and remove the cartridges.
Check the cartridge area for any obstructions/debris that could cause this
error or problem.
If cartridge area is clear, close the cover.
Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power outlet to reset it.
8. When the printer turns on, reinsert the cartridges and load some paper. Try to print again.
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