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I an inkjet printer does not load the paper, that is usually because of a mechanic problem.

Try playing with the roller at the back , check that they are not stuck in up position.

If you find the roller rubber surface is worn and slippery, then you can use some thin abrasive paper on the roller wheels, to give the rollers more grip.

If the paper feeder mechanism springs are weak, you may need to replace the springs, and this delicate job will be better done by a technician.
If springs are weak , often the printer works by placing more paper sheets on the feeding tray.

Check also that the machine had not stopped feeding because a foreign object is stuck inside the printer.
To find out:
If this is an inkjet, then put the printer upside down and shake gently, if it is an all in one it may be too big, try instead inspecting the inside.
On a laser, the shaking can cause damage, if this is a laser then just remove toner and eventually drum and inspect the inside for foreign objects.

Check also the paper tray sensor, that are small plastic tabs on the paper feeder, detecting if there is paper loaded on the machine.

Let me know if you need further help and do not forget to evaluate the solution.

Many thanks.

G.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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Try cleaning the paper pickup rollers, whats the brand and model please?

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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What was the model number?

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

  • crysiszone Mar 05, 2009

    It seems a printer roller problem.


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Red light flashes, screen says "load correct paper: A4." The paper is alreay loaded. I cannot print.


When <LOAD CORRECT PAPER> appears on the display, the size of the paper in the paper cassette or multipurpose tray is different from that of the paper specified in <PAPER SIZE> for <CASSETTE> or <MP TRAY>. You need to load the correct size paper or change the paper size in <PAPER SIZE> for <CASSETTE> or <MP TRAY>.
Check if the size of paper loaded in the paper cassette or multi-purpose tray meets the paper setting specified in the machine.

check the following:
1. The paper size specified on the printer driver screen
2. Paper loaded in the machine
3. The paper size set in <PAPER SIZE> for <CASSETTE> or <MP TRAY>

If you need any technical help on printer then you can reach at http://www.vtechsquad.com/

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Canon ipf605 paper error


Here is what I've found out by trial and error.
Paper Roll Won't Load:
    -Usually occurs when the roll is less than 50% full
    -Printer will give the error "paper loaded askew"
    To Correct This:
      - Press and hold Stop until Job Cancel comes up on the
      screen
      - Press Menu
      o Scroll Down until Adjust Printer menu comes up
      o Press right side arrow next to OK button
      o Scroll down to Manual Band Adjust and press right side
      arrow again (or select one of the other adjustments)
      - Select Yes and press OK
      - Load paper roll - make sure paper is straight
      - When asked (printer will beep) select Plain Paper and
      press OK
      - Let paper load
      - When printer starts to print press and hold Stop to cancel
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      - Paper should now be loaded
      When all else fails load a new roll.
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My Canon Pixma MP600R insists that paper is jamed in machine, despite the fact that jam has been cleared and paper is being ejected when machine is switched on


The simplest thing would be to try unplugging the printer from the power source. Let it rest for 5 - 10 minutes then plug back in to the power supply and see if that resolves the problem.

If not you are going to need to do a thorugh inspection to verify that all paper remnants have been removed.

The following is for the MP600:

Issue: ERROR LCD: The paper is jammed. Clear the paper and press [OK].
Solution: Removing paper jams MP600


Removing Obstructions or Jammed Paper If [Paper output slot - The paper is jammed. Clear the paper and press OK] appears on the LCD, follow this procedure to clear the paper jam Clearing paper jams from the auto sheet feeder (ASF) or paper output slot
Clearing paper jams inside the printer
Clearing credit card-sized or 4" x 6" paper jammed inside the printer

ASF / Paper Output Slot
  1. Turn off the printer.

  2. Remove paper from the ASF.

  3. Gently pull the jammed paper out.
    1. If paper is visible from the ASF, use both hands to pull the paper out slowly.
    2. If paper is visible from the paper output slot, use both hands to pull the paper out slowly.

      05sj00147_03.jpg
      The above illustration shows a PIXMA MP500.

  4. If the paper tears and a piece of that remains inside the printer, open the scanning unit (printer cover) and remove the paper from inside the printer.

    Note:
    Be careful not to touch the components inside the printer.


  5. Turn on the printer and confirm that the Alarm light is off.
    (If the jammed paper remains in the printer, the paper may be automatically ejected.)

  6. Load paper back into the ASF.

  7. Press to clear the message and continue printing. If you are printing from an application software, follow the instructions displayed on your computer.

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Paper jams inside the printer

  1. Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord and USB cable.

  2. Remove the jammed paper slowly using the following procedure.
    1. Open the rear cover to check if the paper is jammed.

      05sj00147_04.jpg
    2. Pull out the cassette and check if the paper is jammed inside the cassette area.

      05sj00147_05.jpg
    3. Stand the printer with the left side down, holding the document cover.
    4. Press the tabs together and pull the green cover toward you.
    5. Check if the paper is jammed.
      (If you were not doing Duplex printing, you do not have to follow this procedure.)

      mp600_bottomcover.gif

    6. Close the green cover and place the printer back to a normal position.
  3. Reconnect the power cord and power on the printer. Confirm the Alarm light is off.

  4. Load paper back into the ASF or cassette.

  5. Press to clear the message and continue printing. If you are printing from an application software, follow the instructions displayed on your computer.

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Clearing credit card-sized paper jammed inside the printer
Credit card-sized and 4" x 6" sized paper must be loaded properly. If this media is not loaded properly, it will feed into the printer and will not exit. Credit card-sized paper should only be loaded in the ASF and in portrait orientation. 4" x 6" sized paper can be loaded in the ASF or cassette. But must be loaded portrait orientation.
If credit card-sized paper was loaded in landscape orientation in the ASF and did not eject (exit), please follow this procedure.

  1. Turn off the printer.

  2. Load the same paper type that is jammed inside the printer in portrait orientation.

    05sj00147_01.jpg

  3. Power on the printer.
    The paper stock in the ASF will automatically feed the jammed paper from the printer.

  4. To resume printing, load the paper in portrait orientation.

If 4" x 6" sized paper was loaded in landscape orientation in the cassette and did not eject (exit), please follow this procedure.
  1. Turn off the printer.

  2. Open the rear cover.

  3. Fold in four a piece of letter-sized plain paper.

  4. Push in the folded paper until it hits the jammed paper.

    05sj00147_02.jpg

  5. If the jammed paper is visible from inside the printer area, pull it out and proceed to step 7.

  6. If the jammed paper cannot be pulled out, push in the folder paper from the rear so the jammed paper is in between the feed rollers.

  7. Pull out the folded paper and close the rear cover.

  8. Power on the printer and confirm that the Alarm light is off.
    The jammed paper should automatically eject.

  9. To resume printing, load the paper in portrait orientation.


Trust this is helpful.

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Paper keeps shifting during loading and eventually gets jammed every time


Seems like the rollers are either dirty, or worn out. Probably the latter.
“Paper jams” on page 68
“Paper or specialty media misfeeds” on page 68
“Printer does not feed paper, envelopes, or specialty media” on page 69
“Banner paper jams” on page 69
Paper jams
Is the jam in the paper
support?
1 Press to turn off the printer.
2 Firmly grasp the paper, and gently pull it out.
3 Press to turn the printer back on.
Is the jam in the printer? To automatically eject the paper:
1 Press to turn off the printer.
2 Press again to turn the printer back on.
The paper automatically ejects from the printer.
To manually remove the paper:
1 Press to turn off the printer.
2 Firmly grasp the paper, and gently pull it out.
3 Press to turn the printer back on.
Paper or specialty media misfeeds
If paper or specialty media misfeeds or skews, or if multiple sheets feed or stick together, try the following solutions.
Check paper
condition
Use only new, unwrinkled paper.
Check paper loading Load a smaller amount of paper into the printer.
Load paper with the print side facing you. (If you are not sure which side is the printable
side, see the instructions that came with the paper.)
See “Loading various paper types” on page 21 for information about:
Maximum loading amounts per paper type
Specific loading instructions for supported paper and specialty media
Troubleshooting
68
Remove each page as
it is printed
Remove each page as it exits, and let it dry completely before stacking.
Adjust the paper
guides
Adjust the paper guides:
When using media less than 8.5 inches wide
To rest against the edges of the paper or media, making sure it does not buckle

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Quits printing and screen says "need service"


A: Power the printer on and press the Load/Eject button to see if
paper will load. If no paper loads, make sure the paper isn't
curled or creased, isn't too old, isn't loaded above the arrow on
the left edge guide, and that the paper isn't jammed in the printer.
If the Paper Out light is on solid, reload the paper, making sure
the paper edge guide is adjusted to fit the paper's width, and then
press the Load/Eject button again to see if the paper will now load.
If the Paper Out light is flashing, turn the printer off, reload
the paper, turn the printer back on, and try pressing Load/Eject
again to see if the printer will now successfully load the paper.
If the printer still will not load paper, power the printer off,
remove the printer cable, and make sure all of the packing materials
are removed. If the problem persists, the printer may need to be
sent in for service and you should contact the EPSON Connection for
assistance.

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Printer says no paper, but there is. Problem loading?


If not paper jam may has some problem with feed rollers on printer.First make sure that option to feed from cassette is turned on.Check this on maintenance mode.Аs the printer is in warranty better don't touch anything else and call Canon.

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Will not recognize loaded paper, keeps saying no


There 's a torn piece of paper blocking the paper level sensor. Re check all areas where the paper feeds. the try re insert the paper, if its clear . turn printer off for 5 mins then turn on and try again

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Paper jam


You can access Canon online support info here. Enter paper jam as a search, then choose #4 to remove the obstruction.
Also see this:
Issue: Paper is jammed inside the printer
Solution: Removing paper jams MP600

Removing Obstructions or Jammed Paper If [Paper output slot - The paper is jammed. Clear the paper and press OK] appears on the LCD, follow this procedure to clear the paper jam Clearing paper jams from the auto sheet feeder (ASF) or paper output slot
Clearing paper jams inside the printer
Clearing credit card-sized or 4" x 6" paper jammed inside the printer

ASF / Paper Output Slot
  1. Turn off the printer.

  2. Remove paper from the ASF.

  3. Gently pull the jammed paper out.
    1. If paper is visible from the ASF, use both hands to pull the paper out slowly.
    2. If paper is visible from the paper output slot, use both hands to pull the paper out slowly.

      05sj00147_03.jpg
      The above illustration shows a PIXMA MP500.

  4. If the paper tears and a piece of that remains inside the printer, open the scanning unit (printer cover) and remove the paper from inside the printer.

    Note:
    Be careful not to touch the components inside the printer.


  5. Turn on the printer and confirm that the Alarm light is off.
    (If the jammed paper remains in the printer, the paper may be automatically ejected.)

  6. Load paper back into the ASF.

  7. Press <OK> to clear the message and continue printing. If you are printing from an application software, follow the instructions displayed on your computer.
Top
Paper jams inside the printer
  1. Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord and USB cable.

  2. Remove the jammed paper slowly using the following procedure.
    1. Open the rear cover to check if the paper is jammed.

      05sj00147_04.jpg
    2. Pull out the cassette and check if the paper is jammed inside the cassette area.

      05sj00147_05.jpg
    3. Stand the printer with the left side down, holding the document cover.
    4. Press the tabs together and pull the green cover toward you.
    5. Check if the paper is jammed.
      (If you were not doing Duplex printing, you do not have to follow this procedure.)

      mp600_bottomcover.gif

    6. Close the green cover and place the printer back to a normal position.
  3. Reconnect the power cord and power on the printer. Confirm the Alarm light is off.

  4. Load paper back into the ASF or cassette.

  5. Press <OK> to clear the message and continue printing. If you are printing from an application software, follow the instructions displayed on your computer.
Top

Clearing credit card-sized paper jammed inside the printer
Credit card-sized and 4" x 6" sized paper must be loaded properly. If this media is not loaded properly, it will feed into the printer and will not exit. Credit card-sized paper should only be loaded in the ASF and in portrait orientation. 4" x 6" sized paper can be loaded in the ASF or cassette. But must be loaded portrait orientation.
If credit card-sized paper was loaded in landscape orientation in the ASF and did not eject (exit), please follow this procedure.
  1. Turn off the printer.

  2. Load the same paper type that is jammed inside the printer in portrait orientation.

    05sj00147_01.jpg

  3. Power on the printer.
    The paper stock in the ASF will automatically feed the jammed paper from the printer.

  4. To resume printing, load the paper in portrait orientation.

If 4" x 6" sized paper was loaded in landscape orientation in the cassette and did not eject (exit), please follow this procedure.
  1. Turn off the printer.

  2. Open the rear cover.

  3. Fold in four a piece of letter-sized plain paper.

  4. Push in the folded paper until it hits the jammed paper.

    05sj00147_02.jpg

  5. If the jammed paper is visible from inside the printer area, pull it out and proceed to step 7.

  6. If the jammed paper cannot be pulled out, push in the folder paper from the rear so the jammed paper is in between the feed rollers.

  7. Pull out the folded paper and close the rear cover.

  8. Power on the printer and confirm that the Alarm light is off.
    The jammed paper should automatically eject.

  9. To resume printing, load the paper in portrait orientation.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

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5110 ERROR ON PIXMA PRO 9000


Solution: Press ON/OFF switch to reset the multifunction device

Reset the device when it is not functioning properly. If the device is not functioning properly or to clear memory, reset it.
  1. On the operator panel, press and hold the <ON/OFF> button for one second. (The display will go blank.)

    Note: It may be necessary to unplug the power cord if pressing the ON/OFF button does not shut off the printer.

  2. Wait approximately ten seconds and then press the <ON/OFF> button again.

  3. Wait until the device has completed its cycling process before submitting another job request.
Solution: Removing paper jams MP800R / MP830 / MP530

Removing Obstructions or Jammed Paper If [Paper output slot - The paper is jammed. Clear the paper and press OK] appears on the LCD, follow this procedure to clear the paper jam Clearing paper jams from the auto sheet feeder (ASF) or paper output slot
Clearing paper jams inside the printer
Clearing credit card-sized or 4" x 6" paper jammed inside the printer
ASF / Paper Output Slot
  1. Turn off the printer.

  2. Remove paper from the ASF.

  3. Gently pull the jammed paper out.
  1. If paper is visible from the ASF, use both hands to pull the paper out slowly.
  2. If paper is visible from the paper output slot, use both hands to pull the paper out slowly.

    05sj00147_03.jpg

  1. If the paper tears and a piece of that remains inside the printer, open the scanning unit (printer cover) and remove the paper from inside the printer.

    Note: Be careful not to touch the components inside the printer.

  2. Turn on the printer and confirm that the Alarm light is off.
    (If the jammed paper remains in the printer, the paper may be automatically ejected.)

  3. Load paper back into the ASF.

  4. Press <OK> to clear the message and continue printing. If you are printing from an application software, follow the instructions displayed on your computer.

Top

Paper jams inside the printer
  1. Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord and USB cable.

  2. Remove the jammed paper slowly using the following procedure.

  3. Open the rear cover to check if the paper is jammed.

    05sj00147_04.jpg

  4. Pull out the cassette and check if the paper is jammed inside the cassette area.

    05sj00147_05.jpg

  5. Stand the printer with the rear side down, holding the document cover.

  6. Press the tabs together and pull the green cover toward you.

  7. Check if the paper is jammed.
    (If you were not doing Duplex printing, you do not have to follow this procedure.)

    05sj00147_06.jpg

  8. Close the green cover and place the printer back to a normal position.

  9. Reconnect the power cord and power on the printer. Confirm the Alarm light is off.

  10. Load paper back into the ASF or cassette.

  11. Press <OK> to clear the message and continue printing. If you are printing from an application software, follow the instructions displayed on your computer.
Top

Clearing credit card-sized paper jammed inside the printer
Credit card-sized and 4" x 6" sized paper must be loaded properly. If this media is not loaded properly, it will feed into the printer and will not exit. Credit card-sized paper should only be loaded in the ASF and in portrait orientation. 4" x 6" sized paper can be loaded in the ASF or cassette. But must be loaded portrait orientation.
If credit card-sized paper was loaded in landscape orientation in the ASF and did not eject (exit), please follow this procedure.
  1. Turn off the printer.

  2. Load the same paper type that is jammed inside the printer in portrait orientation.

    05sj00147_01.jpg

  3. Power on the printer.
    The paper stock in the ASF will automatically feed the jammed paper from the printer.

  4. To resume printing, load the paper in portrait orientation.

If 4" x 6" sized paper was loaded in landscape orientation in the cassette and did not eject (exit), please follow this procedure.
  1. Turn off the printer.

  2. Open the rear cover.

  3. Fold in four a piece of letter-sized plain paper.

  4. Push in the folded paper until it hits the jammed paper.

    05sj00147_02.jpg

  5. If the jammed paper is visible from inside the printer area, pull it out and proceed to step 7.

  6. If the jammed paper cannot be pulled out, push in the folder paper from the rear so the jammed paper is in between the feed rollers.

  7. Pull out the folded paper and close the rear cover.

  8. Power on the printer and confirm that the Alarm light is off.
    The jammed paper should automatically eject.

  9. To resume printing, load the paper in portrait orientation.
Thanks

Thiru

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Printer loads paper incorrectly when trying to print


in the tray where you put the paper, there are two pieces of plastic that site on the side ,,,,, bring them close to the paper as to touch the paper.

this way the paper cannot go left or right when loaded and now will go in straight.

this oughta do it.

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