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'Paper jam msg' when there's nothing stuck in there...???

My Canon Pixma iP1600 won't print because of a paper jam message that keeps popping up. I can't see anything stuck in the printer and I pulled a hard piece of paper thru to 'clear it out', but I am still getting the paper jam msg. I feel like I've tried everything possible...pls help! Thanks.

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  • Julie62 Jul 15, 2008

    I keep getting the "paper jam" message but there is nothing stuck in the printer.

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    same here - could not link to manual either

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    Only in Picasa i get the same message! wtf!



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Cannon ip1600 will dislodge a plastic gear below the paper feed area on the right side if you manually pull a sheet of paper from it with out following the power on/off procedure to clear a paper jam. I have fixed these before. The paper sensor is almost never at fault. You have to remove the top cover and the screws holding the carriage then the screws holding the feed mechanism to snap the gears back in place. The printer can be tested with the cover off and works perfectly every time. Just beware this is the expended ink area. I wash out all the old ink with a water hose before disassembly.

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Sorry can't help. Maybe you have damaged one of the paper jam sensors?
Try the link below which is the manual

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