The printer hardware should even this out when printing. You should also ensure
the paper meets the automatic feeder requirements of the printer.
If printing is skewed, feeding multiple pages or jamming, please follow these
instructions (use a regular letter size paper to test after doing the steps
Please check to ensure there is nothing obstructing the paper feed mechanism
down inside the printer where it is not easily seen. If there is nothing
obvious, unplug the printer and remove the paper. Open the front cover and look
above the steel rod. You should see a conveyor belt with rubber teeth on it,
like a fan belt. Take the bottom part of that belt and move it gently to the
left. The cartridges should come out with it. Make sure the cartridges can move
fully from one side of the printer to the other. Check also the output rollers
on the bottom of the printer for any blockage. If it is jamming under the
carrier assembly, you may be able to fix it using the manual feed slot. Turn the
printer off. Next take a #10 envelope and feed it through the left side of the
paper feed slot (The manual paper feed slot is preferred, but the automatic feed
will do if there is no manual paper feed for this printer) until it comes
completely through the printer to the back of the exit rollers. Move it up and
down and slowly move it over to the right side. If something is stuck under the
black guide plate this may work it loose or you may have to feed the envelope
through the front rollers and push your way backward (please be careful here).
Next, take a damp warm cloth and clean the rubber rollers in the automatic
sheet feeder. Dust may be coating the rollers there and as they become less
tacky, they cannot feed paper correctly.
Finally, turn the printer upside down and carefully shake it for 10 to 20
seconds to see if something falls out of the paper feed path. Then plug the
printer back up, take your paper out and replace it with a fresh, small stack
(about 5 pages) of paper. Quickly bend the stack in an 'S' shape a few times to
separate pages. Make sure it is lined up on the right side of the paper feed and
the paper guide on the left is snug on the left side of the paper. Then try to
form feed again. If that works, then try to print again.
May 27, 2009 |
Canon PIXMA iP1800 InkJet Photo Printer