Question about Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer
I was having the exact same problem. Then I took the time to read the error messages I was getting and it said to press the paper load button on the front of the printer (the bottom one) to switch the feeder tray from bottom to top. hee hee. Too bad it took me 2 hours before I figured that one out! Hope this helps!
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
These problems cane be caused by a number of things.
1. Dirty or worn pickup rollers. Clean the rollers with alcohol. This can be hard to do because you have to clean the portion of the roller that actually contacts the paper. This will only work if the rollers are slipping on the paper.
2. Object stuck in paper path. Again, can be hard to get rid of depending on how far in it is. It can actually prevent the tray from moving into the pickup position.
3. Broken gear in the paper pickup assembly, or somehow the timing has been changed. The gears in many paper pickup assemblies (or ASF for Auto Sheet Feeder) have to be timed correctly. If someone has pulled a piece of paper out causing the gears to skip a few coggs, the timing can be off and the unit will either not pick up paper or will fire a sheet or two out as soon as it's turned on. Unfortunately this fault would have to be corrected by a service tech who knows how to reset the timing correctly.
Posted on Dec 30, 2007
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85% of paper jams are caused by worn rollers . The rubber treads in the rollers wears down, making them smooth, so they won't pick up the paper. Sometimes, they are aged, which also gives them a smoother rounded texture, causing jams. The quick fix is to liven up that roller with a mixture of alcohol and soap. Damp a rag with the solution and wipe the rollers clean with it. That's make them more pliable and the paper jams will cease. If you plan to keep your printer,
Replace the pick-up and feed rollers.
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Does it try to take the paper?........
....yes......Dirty paper feed rollers, clean rubber rollers with slightly damp rag
....No....... Paper/tray not installed correctly or sticking / dirty paper out sensor
Sorry cant help further cant picture model in mind
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