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Canon Pixma MX310: misfeeds

Canon Pixma MX310: paper begins to feed paper at an angle, then stops. I have cleaned the roller etc as advised in the manual, to no avail. I wonder if an objectmight be stuchk in the works, but don't want to dismantle, not knowing what I'm doing.

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  • wp_brew Jun 21, 2009

    Thanks - you were right, a little rubber disc from a stack of CDs stuckin the paper path. I freed it from the front with a piece of thin stiff card.



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Hi Paper misfeeds are normally caused by something obstructing the paper path. Look really carefully both above and below the path that the paper takes through the printer. The jammed paper itself can give you a clue about which side the obstruction is on, there wiil often be some sign, such as a bent corner on the page etc. Also check the sliding guides that keep the paper straight, they should be slid in until they are a snug fit with the paper, but not so tight that they stop it from feeding

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  • Paul Williams Mar 06, 2012

    As others have suggested, try turning printer off, unplug cord, gently flip the printer upside down and shake! Mine coughed out a shirt button and a pill, both of whcih were causing the paper mis-feed. Bingo!

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    Bambi Wulfhorst Aug 09, 2014

    Eureka! My old reliable MX310 printer stopped feeding paper a couple weeks ago and I decided it was time to buy a new one. As I was perusing new printer deals on Amazon, it struck me that I hadn't yet looked for answers to the problem on the omnipotent internet. I found this solution page, and, expecting failure, I flipped the printer upside down and shook. To my amazement, a small magnet (not part of the machine) fell out. Hurray! I not only don't have to buy a new printer, but the ink cartridges I impetuously bought in bulk for my Canon recently will not have to be thrown out!



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