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Canon mp160 won't print document content

Canon MP160 printer since new upgrade to Mac OS 10.6.8 won't print text. It prints pictures, logos, etc. but won't print text anymore. It just puts a single blank page through the rollers without engaging the print heads for text documents, no matter how many pages long they are. Tried reinstalling print drivers, tried rebooting, tried printing one page at a time, tried printing just selected text out of whole document, tried everything I can think of to no avail. Help!

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  • Anne Naumann Jan 08, 2013

    Sorry, I'm using a Mac OS 10.6.8. Just upgraded to this OS and this problem with the printer is occuring now.



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Make sure you fan the paper before you put it in the input tray.
Make sure the curl of the paper is down. (Hold the paper up by one corner, there will be a definite curl to the paper).

Open the printer driver status window.
The printer driver settings such as paper type and position of the paper thickness lever are displayed in the Settings Preview on the left side of the printer driver screen.
Display the Settings Preview and check the specified settings.
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Here I will show you where to find drivers and manuals for the Canon Pixma Mp160 photo all in one printer.

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