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Paper feed and printing problem

I have a canon pixma m160
after issuing the print command, the paper is pulled through and starts printing...when it finishes printing...it advances through, but seems to bunch a little on the left side....the printing is messed up on a few lines....as if the paper was advanced too far....this continues for 2 or 3 printings and then the paper feed advances multiple sheets of paper through without printing.
an e3 error on the printer comes up...;and the message on the computer is paper jammed...remove paper and reset to continue printing.

i've already done the following and no results:
air blown with compressed air the heck out of it
unplugged the printer for a timeout and replugged it
a suggestion from this site to use hard stock paper( a magazine cover) to print and pull/advance through

none of these things have worked...any other suggestions or possibly what is wrong with it? thanks / jeanie

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Don't know if it's the same problem i had but its maybe worth a try. My paper went in a little, the wheels were turning but it didn't take the rest of the paper or print.
Someone replied to my problem, i tried it and it fixed 1st time. Also seems to of worked for others, it seems to reset the sensors or something.
Solution:- Use a piece of thin card, a magazine cover is what i used, make sure its A4 size then try to print something, as the paper starts moving push it through!! and hey presto it worked for me, everything printing fine now.
hope it works, let me know, Garty

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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