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The paper has just decided to stop feeding now. It only pulls from the right corner side (looking at the printer) and then gets jammed. I have only printed 3 or 4 pages on this thing, so I can't believe it is jamming already. Do I need to clean something out? Or is this a return it for the warranty issue.

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  • dana molnar Jun 12, 2007

    I have done a thorough search and tried using a piece of cardstock from the otherside to see if there is anything there, I just don't see anything. I guess its back to the store!!
    Thanks!

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    My Canon MP 160 printer is printing but the print-out is slightly
    tilted to the left - i.e. the margin on the left side is slightly
    higher than the right side. I am getting frustrated, as I have bought
    the printer only few weeks ago and printed less than 15 pages!

  • SamLongo Nov 06, 2007

    I have the exact same problem. I have only used my printer a couple of times and now it seems to feed and jam on the right side. I literally got so frustrated I held the printer upside down and shook it around. I also reset the margins on the page. I can't believe it worked, but it did. Try it, see what happens.

  • K Dog 21 Nov 20, 2007

    Just wanted to chime in and say I have the same exact problem after only a few pages. Don't buy one of these things. I'll try the shaking method, then the BFH.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

    O wow- I just moved the paper to the left and put the margins at 1 inch all round, and it worked. It seems that if the right side is avoided, everything will be ok.

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    Same problem here. I can't even believe that I was able to print anything from it at all for the past three months, because now it just seems impossible that it can print anything if it only pulls paper in from the right hand corner. What happened?


    You would think that printer is symmetric and there would be a white roller on the left side as well as on the right, but that is not the case. I've observed the printer as it takes, or tries to take, paper, but the motion is too abrupt to make sense of what's going on. The part faces the paper flips up quickly and snatches the paper. But it's still not doing a good job. Is it to slippery?

  • dancequeen Feb 24, 2008

    i do too

    but i dont know how to adjust the margins

    do u mean make it smaller in word?

  • dman28 Apr 19, 2008

    Same thing as all the others paper jam on the right side no wonder london drugs was giving them away with the purchase of a laptop. the ink also collects every time it jams causing quite a mess. Anyways im going to try some of these remedies hopefully they work.

  • monee Apr 22, 2008

    i cant get my paper to feed and on the display screen it's flashing E and 3.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    Same problem here, flashing E and paper only pulling from the right.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    printer wont feed paper keep saying load paper press start button and caution light comes on

  • Cherrell_lee May 05, 2009

    My printer was acting the same way and I took it apart lol I stuck my ID through and out popped a sun flower seed lmao. So I ouls suggest running something through like cardboard or something hard of plastic like an ID card.

  • yahbadabadoo May 09, 2009

    hello all,


    i'm having the same problem.
    it seems that the paper feeder just rolls in the paper at the right side..


    how many rollers should the feeder have?

  • sojnol May 11, 2010

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Ran my costco membership card through the left side and a wad of paper popped out. I was pissed until I jabbed the card through. Just take your credit card/plastic card and jab it through the slot til it pokes through the white rollers inside. Slide it from side to side and jab up and down til whatever the thing is pops out. Hope it helps! it saved me from failing a paper!

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  • r187am Mar 21, 2011

    Thanks, used your idea and cleared up the problem immediately. Great idea

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Don't know if it's the same problem i had but its maybe worth a try. My paper went in a little, the wheels were turning but it didn't take the rest of the paper or print.
Yesterday someone replied to my problem, i tried it this morning and its fixed 1st time.
Solution:- Use a piece of thin card, a magazine cover is what i used, make sure its A4 size then try to print something, as the paper starts moving push it through! and hey presto it worked for me, everything printing fine now

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  • r187am Mar 21, 2011

    Your solution was great! I even used a Costco card. Out popped some little trinket I never saw before. I couldn't see it until I pushed the card through. Thanks to all

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I had the same problem, and after reading the solutions from this website, I figured out what to do. I turned the printer upside down and saw that there was a AA battery stuck inside. It wasn't stuck in a visible area, so I didn't know at first, but after I removed the battery, the printer worked fine.

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I had the same feed problem and based on the advise given here, I used a piece of card stock (thick paper like you use to make business cards). I sent something to print and pushed on the card stock until it finally pulled thru, clearing whatever it was that was blocking the paper on the rollers.

Printer works fine again!

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I had the same problem. Paper only pulls from the right corner side. There was something stuck on the left side. I couldn't see it but it made sense. I ended up putting a card and rotating the mechanisism reverse and a plastic part came out. Thanks for helping.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

Try putting a credit card through the top where the paper goes. Then see if you can push the credit card through to dislodge whatever paper/material is stuck. The credit card should come out where the paper normally comes out, along with whatever was stuck in your printer.

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I had the same problem, so i was just toying with my printer and i saw a goldfish cracker sticking out of the paper feed, so i turned the printer upside down and picked it out. and presto it took paper in again! so try tilting your printer upside down and maybe something lodged in the paper feed will fall out

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Before returning it, look for something, anything lodged in the paper path. A small piece of paper, staple, or something broken off from the printer itself. Otherwise, if you find nothing, return it.

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Thank goodness everyone shared how they fixed it! The first thing I did was turn my printer upside down and out fell a tiny strap that broke off my camera case! Thanks for all the help!

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