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I always use the paper output cassette tray sauce at the front of the printer for printing, the fault developeds when i press print the auto sheet feeder lamp switches to the paper feed sauce at the back of the printer, when i press the auto feeder to switch back to the output tray it will not return, if i load paper into the the guide at the rear the paper jams on the right hand side, paper is not jammed in this feed as ive never fed paper from this point ?

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  • stacker01 May 04, 2010

    Hi Lucky4Lynn2,

    my printer is a Canon Pixma iP4200 around 4 years old.



    regards stacker01

  • stacker01 May 05, 2010

    Hello DJ relly,

    thank you for the solution to my printer problem but sadly it did not work, i tried twice just to make sure !

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Make sure yout printer settings and preferences are not set for any type of speciality paper or envelopes. These settings will, in most cases, change the default feed source.

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Hi! Please try this. Unplug the printer from power source then press/hold power button for 30secs. This should reset the printers system. Put the plug again to power source, turn it on and see how it goes. Hope this helps and have a good one!

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OK, hi my name is Lynn and I will try my best to solve your issue.. First, I need to know more about your printer.. (i.e.: Manufacturer & Model #) OK? Then we can get started. Thanks.. Lucky4lynn2 :)

Posted on May 04, 2010

  • Lynn Carmody May 05, 2010

    what os your Operating System?

  • Lynn Carmody May 05, 2010

    Hello, I did some research & came upon this solution on the Cannon Support Website:
    Change the print feed method in the application
    Some applications, such as Microsoft Word, have a 'Paper Source' setting listed in their 'Page Setup' dialogue box. The setting listed in the application's 'Page Setup' will take priority over the setting set in the driver.
    HOPE THIS HELPS...

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6128_image_6.gif A4 or Letter-sized paper is not loaded on the Auto Sheet Feeder.
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    *MP500 shown.

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Loading on envelopes
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Set paper with the flap closed.
  1. Press down firmly on the edges of the envelopes to make the folds crisp. Also, press firmly on the area that corresponds to the edges of the back flap.

  2. Remove any curling by holding the edges diagonally and bending them gently.

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  3. If the edges of the envelope are inflated or are curling, place the envelope on a flat surface. With a pen, press down while moving it from the center toward the edges of the envelope.

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  5. Load envelopes in the cassette with the print side facing down and the flap towards the left.

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  6. Close the lid and push the cassette all the way into the printer.

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  8. Press the <Feed Switch> button to turn on the Cassette light.

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Cleaning the Interior of the Machine If the interior of the machine becomes dirty, paper printed onto by the machine may get dirty, so we recommend performing
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3.Prepare a single sheet of A4- or Letter-sized plain paper. Fold it inhalf along the long edge. Unfold the paper, then load it in the AutoSheet Feeder with the open side to the front.
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Manual Feed Command.
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2. Turn the printer power switch OFF on the right side of the printer.
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3. While pressing the blue paper-guide release lever, slide the paper
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the slots. For legal size paper, press the lever located at the back of
the tray and pull out of the back of the open tray.

4. ReinstalI the paper cassette back into the printer. Press the GO
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Paper Jam at Paper Pick-up.
1. Turn the printer power switch OFF on the right side of the printer.

2. Remove the paper cassette from the printer.

3. Elevate the front of the printer slightly to locate the jammed
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4. Gently remove the jammed paper.

5. ReinstalI the paper cassette back into the printer.

6. Turn the printer power switch ON. If the alarm clears, no further
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