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Paper Screws up

Hi, I reciently got a Canon Pixma MP170 from a friend as she has reciently bought a better printer. It does wvwrything I want it to do. but theres one problem. the paper feeder keep screwing up paper when it tries to print. I rang up Canon to ask how much they want to fix it and they wanted 60 quid out of me (cheecky basterds) just to have a look at it. If you wish I can send you a short clip of the printer screwing up the paper. Thank You! Joe

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  • 1337H4XT0R Aug 30, 2007

    Thanks! will try that!

  • 1337H4XT0R Aug 31, 2007

    I found a penny down the back of the printer, but thats not the problem unfortunatly :-( the paper goes further pown then it used to. so your advice has made a difference. I even opened it and tipped it out to see if there was anything else. thank you anyway. you have been very helpful

  • 1337H4XT0R Aug 31, 2007

    down* (typo!!)



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No need for pictures, sounds like a very small missed paper jam. You need to get a torch and tweezers and go right into the printer near rollers, paper feeder, and down the back where paper feeds in, my bet is you will find a small piece of paper or a foreign object in there somewhere, regards lilacgerry

Posted on Aug 30, 2007

  • Geraldine Watts Aug 31, 2007

    You are most welcome.

  • Geraldine Watts Sep 01, 2007

    Now the paper is feedind properly down into unit, i tend to think it should work now, but as it is not, i would recheck again thoroughly in case the tiniest shred of paper is jamming at sides near rollers, if not, check rollers are even and sitting the same on eack side. I would then go as far as uninstalling it, reinstalling it and trying again. If still no good, make a back up copy of printer disc, uninstall printer once more and reinstall with new disc. Good luck.



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I would suggest you have a foreign object that has entered the paper feed path. Tip the machine on its back and give a tap or two. You may even here something rolling around as you tip it back. If you can't get it out you may have to remove the covers to get better access. Try for a service manual if you are not sure how to remove the covers.

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