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ADF for MP530 does not work

ADF stopped functioning. When I stack documents in the adf, it makes a sound when the paper is properly placed. However, when I hit the scan or copy button, the scanner starts & a blank paper is produced. No document was fed into the scanner & the alarm light comes on.

Is this a mechanical problem or a software problem? Any ideas on corrective action?

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  • jimc3 Jan 10, 2009

    AAF feeds paper half way then stops

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    same here

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Welp, I pulled out my screwdriver and fiddled around just a bit and got documents to feed again (yay!). I do not believe this is a permanent fix, though, but it was enough to get my document scanned in without me having to feed each sheet manually.

Step 1: Open the document feeder cover. Easy to do, you just stick your hand under it and lift up. It has a little pressure because of the latch but it is designed to give way when you lift hard enough. Once it's open, pull out the little black plastic piece that keeps the cover from swinging all the way open.
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Step 2: Unscrew the ADF motor/gear assembly cover. There's a single screw holding it in. Once you unscrew it, you'll need to pull up on the left side of the cover until it pops upward, then you need to push the cover towards the left until it is freed up from the rest of the cover. This one was a little tricky. Several times I thought I might break it (before I realized that I needed to push the cover towards the left) so try not to apply unreasonable force while you're doing this.
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Step 3: Close the document feeder cover, put your documents in the feeder and start your scan. Use your fingers to fiddle with the gears while the ADF motor is running and trying to feed documents. I'm not sure if I flicked the little gear upward or downward to get the documents to feed, but one of those ways got the documents to start feeding. Once it started feeding the first page, it seemed to work well for the rest of the pages without me having to fiddle with it anymore.


I am guessing that there is some level that controls the location of the middle gear that needs to be oiled, but I didn't go any further to try and make that happen. Hence this is probably just a temporary fix for now.

Putting it back together is pretty straightforward. Just do the reverse of what you did to get it open.

Hope this helps someone!

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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  • pepsi29 Mar 15, 2011

    Well, this is what I found. I did exactly what you did, and that worked. The middle gear does not move UP far enough, but only with assistance. Looking for a more permanent solution, I took the whole gear box apart to find out WHY this gear no longer was moving properly. That gear uses an assist spring. And that spring was no longer working properly because it fell OUT of it's holding groove. Now, it was only stopping the gear from moving up. So I removed that assist spring completely, and the ADF starting working again. You can see the end of that spring on the top part of the gear housing, but you won't be able to get it out without completely taking the housing apart.
    I'm sure this is a design flaw in the printer, but so far it's been working perfectly without that assist spring (and some new gear oil).
    I happen to be mechanically minded, so it wasn't difficult to understand how the thing works, but I'm sure it can be a very daunting task for someone else.
    That is the ONLY permanent fix I can find. Taking that spring out... or buying a new printer.

  • une958 Apr 28, 2011

    I'm about to try taking the gear box apart. Why not put the assist spring back in it's holding groove?

  • eddiecopper2
    eddiecopper2 Sep 21, 2012

    Thanks works great now after removing spring and yes it appears to be design flaw on the part of Canon.Thanks

  • eddiecopper2
    eddiecopper2 Sep 21, 2012

    Works great and from appearances inside the gearbox looks like a design flaw on the part of Canon. Thanks

  • zippo Jan 16, 2013

    You don't actually have to remove the housing just lift the cover and there is a little window where you can see the white gear. Jiggle/move it back and forth a few times and it should start working again

  • fred Jan 17, 2013

    Great work! This has been bugging me for a long time. Problem fixed

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You don't actually have to remove the housing just lift the cover and there is a little window where you can see the white gear.

Jiggle/move it back and forth a few times and it should start working again.

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Is there a more permanent fix in the meantime? I'm just tired of fiddling each time I use the ADF...

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