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MP170 Hi, I have a problem with the printing, the little orange button lights up on the printer and keeps stating there's a paper jam. Also the paper won't feed through properly. I've tried all the tips on the page but don't seem to be getting asnywhere

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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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Light flashes 3 times

Which light? Orange? You probably have a paper jam or an obstruction in your paper feed path:
Orange light blinking 3 times

The front door is closed.

Open the front door to allow prints to exit.

A paper jam has occurred during printing.

Locate and remove the jammed paper from the printer.Press the button on the device to continue printing.

A paper jam has occurred in the rear tray.

Remove the jammed paper from the rear tray.
Press the button on the device to continue printing.

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Error light orange

This state can be reached in the following circumstances:
  • Paper tray is empty
  • Door open
  • Paper jam
  • Misfeed from tray


Verify that the print cartridge is present and that the print-cartridge door is closed correctly.
Verify that media is present in the input tray.
Clear any jams and perform paper-path functional checks.
To reset the printer after a jam, press the Go button.
You might need to clear the error manually, and press the Go button or close the top cover.

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Hi there,
Error : Cartridge Jammed
Cause : The print head holder cannot move. This is normally due to a paper jam.
Action : Clear the paper jam or whatever is obstructing the print head holder. Reload the paper in the machine correctly and press [OK].

Hope this helps.
Have a good day.

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Problem on a canon 3100

The Power Light Flashes Orange - Error Codes When an error occurs, the power light flashes orange. The number of orange flashes followed by a long green flash indicates the cause of the problem.
Two orange flashes: Out of paper, paper jam, or paper feed error
If no paper is loaded in the auto sheet feeder, or if the paper is not loaded correctly, set the paper correctly and press the Resume button on the printer to continue printing.
Three orange flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, carefully remove the jam and press the Resume button to continue printing.
Four orange flashes: A tank inside the BJ cartridge (print head) is out of ink
Replace the empty BJ tank and press the Resume button to continue printing.
Five orange flashes: BJ cartridge is not installed properly
Remove and reseat the cartridge correctly. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed. Make sure the blue locking lever is locked down securely.
Six orange flashes: BJ cartridge (printhead) is not installed
Remove and reseat the cartridge correctly. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed. Make sure the blue locking lever is locked down securely.
Seven orange flashes: BJ cartridge (printhead) is defective
Remove the BJ cartridge and check that the contacts on the cartridge and cartridge holder are clean. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed and reinstall the cartridge. If the error occurs again after you resume operation, you may need to replace the BJ cartridge.
Eight orange flashes: Waste ink absorber almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink that is consumed during print head cleaning. This error indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the Resume button to skip the error so you can continue printing.
The POWER light flashes orange and green alternately: Service error
A service error means the printer requires the attention of a qualified technician. Count the number of flashes. (You may be asked this information.)

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Printer keeps saying paper jam..there is no paper jam

You can also try using a rubber eraser as the rollers are going. Just take a pencil and lightly rub along the length of the rollers as they are feeding. This should remove the film that clogs the rollers surface.

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Canon Pixma MP610 Printer LCD is stating there is a paper jam, in the output slot. There is no paper jam but the error will not clear. I have followed the troubleshooting in the manual but still no...

With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button.
2. When the Power LED is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
3. When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
4. When the LED lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in. (orange and green, starting with orange.)

0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print
2 times Green EEPROM print
3 times Orange EEPROM reset
4 times Green Waste ink counter reset

5 times Orange Destination setting See Destination setting
6 times Green Print head deep cleaning
11 times Orange Button / LCD checking
12 or more times Returns to a menu selection

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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