'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.
Re: 'Paper jam msg' when there's nothing stuck in...
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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There may be a piece of paper still stuck in the unit. If a paper jams in a printer, you should assemble the torn sheet and make sure all the pieces came out. Forcing a jammed sheet out of a printer can damage the paper detect arm. This arm is usually near the platen (The roller the head prints against) to detect the paper as it passes.
Hi If it keep saying paper jam Then it maybe just that you may not see any paper in it but it only takes a very small bit of paper that stopping it or I would take a closer look inside, you may have had a paper jam before and it has left a small nit inside. All Best: Pineworks
This may work for you, it has worked for many here I given this advice so gave it a try it could work for you.
Generally when this happens, something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.
First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.
If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there. And gave the rode that the ink slides on a good clean and maybe a bit oil on cloth and wipe the rod with it. Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks
The problem is software rather than mechanical operation. Uninstall the printer driver from the Add/Remove section of the Control Panel. Pull out the USB port and replace it back. This will prompt you pc to install the driver of the newly found hardware. Reinstall the printer driver. Should your printer be observed to have the usual problem, replace both cartridges with a one. "Loading paper" problem feedback is the same prompt as what you get when cartridges are old or refilled with unauthentic ink.
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 with age, 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.