Question about Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer
You need to make sure you thorughly chek the paper path. Sometimes a tiny bit of paper is jamming a sensor that throws up the jamm error. Also, a sensor can become stuck and just needs to be freed. Do the above and turn it off/wait 20 sec/turn on. If it does not reset itself and clear the error, try the following:
1) Turn off. Turn on and when the ink carriage begins to move toward the center, quickly unplug the power cord from the rear or the printer. The idea is to stop the movement so that you can move the carriage by hand.
2) There is a 1/4" wide transparent "encoder strip" that runs the length of the printer from left to right. This strip passes through the rear sensors of the carriage, so be sure not to displace it. Using a Q-tip soaked in alcohol, carefully clean the strip on both sides along its entire length. Move the carriage with your hand as needed.
3) Give it a few minutes to dry, then plug it back in and power on.
If none of the above remedy the error, it may be that the pickup roller is slipping and needs cleaning. It's not easily accessible, so use a long Q-tip (type on the wooden stick) with alcohol to reach deep into the printer floor to the pickup roller, push-rotate as you clean. Try test printing again.
Posted on May 02, 2010
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