Question about Canon PIXMA iP1600 Printer
Says paper jam and there is none. seems to be a regular problem. is there a fix for it?
IT'S FIXED .IT'S IN THE TRASH AND I BOUGHT A NEW ONE.
THANKS FOR THE HELP.
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
I took the entire top cover off, after removing 3 screws and a bit of pushing & prying where I found 6 slots scattered about the case. The slots are inside small recesses about 1/4 x 1/2 inch and each has a small arrowhead embossed into the plastic pointing to the slot. I couldn’t figure out the problem at this point, so I hooked it up to my computer again, still with the cover off. With some finagling, I was able to get a sheet to feed (by trying various placements of the sheet with respect to the little white plastic fingers that appear to hold the paper back from the feed rollers; I also had to experiment just a bit with the timing as to when to place the paper into the feed position). I repeated this process a few times till I noticed that the fingers were now releasing on their own (such that they would allow a sheet to fall into the feed rollers). I then loaded a single sheet (this time before initiating the print command) and it fed and printed all on its own. I repeated this a few times and then ran a two-page print command; it again fed okay. I think it's okay now, probably until I put the cover back on; then it'll probably fail again- or maybe sooner. The rather difficult step of removing the cover is probably not necessary to try my method, but it does make the mechanism easier to see. Without removing the cover, try to see the two little white plastic fingers against which the paper rests when you look inside from the top-rear of the printer. The black feed rollers are just forward of these. The single sheet to be printed needs to get ahead of those fingers & between those rollers.
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
I had the same problem, and found that the sheet feeder mechanism was intermittent. The problem seems to be that the lubricating grease inside the mechanism.(white nylon round thing with gears on it) becomes too slippery and stops picking up the activating arm which allows the cam unit to move to kick the top sheet of paper into the rubber feed wheel.
The repair was extremely difficult because it involved taking most of the printer apart to get to the ink pump/sheet feeder mechanism.(white nylon round thing with gears on it), and then I tried quite a few lubricants (including no lubricant at all) but none of these worked reliably. Finally I tried a dab of automotive wheel bearing grease (it feels like glue), and this worked perfectly. I have had no more paper jam errors and no miss-feeds in about 7months of everyday use.
Posted on Jan 09, 2008
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