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
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
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We have become aware of an incompatibility
between the ZoomAlbum software and the Canon PIXMA printers listed
below. This issue applies only when using the ZoomAlbum software to
print Photo Album covers with Mac OS X. Affected Models PIXMA MP240, MP250, MP480, MP490, MP560, MP620, MP640, MP980, MP990, MX320, MX330, MX860, iP3600, iP4600, iP4700 Printers Phenomenon The affected PIXMA printers are designed to feed paper via the rear
tray with a center-feed mechanism and two paper guides. However, the
ZoomAlbum software was intended to feed paper from the rear tray in
printers with a right-feed mechanism and a single paper guide. As a
result, when using the ZoomAlbum software with Mac OS X to print Photo
Album covers with the affected Canon PIXMA printers, the printed image
may shift. Countermeasure To remedy this problem, please use the following settings when printing Photo Album covers with Mac OS X:
1. Click System Preferences
2. Click Print & Fax
3. Select your Canon PIXMA printer as the default printer
4. Select DL Envelope for Default Paper Size in Page Setup Note: Be sure to change the Default Paper Size back to Letter after printing the cover.
Check the adjustments for the paper your using. Open the printer and look on the rollers you'll probably find paper or an obstruction clear it and also clean then rubber moving parts with isopropyl alcohol to give them their grip back.
Hi, Remove the jammed
paper. Unplug the printer from the mains and PC. Inspect the rollers, etc for
tiny paper piece(s) that may be stuck, or other debris. Try to clean rollers
and make sure they are dry. Keep printer unplugged for about 2 minutes and
replug and try a test print. Also make sure that you have waited long enough
for the printer to heat up before giving a print job. Finally, it could be an issue with the paper
sensor. If this is the case, you will probably have to take the printer in for
I would suggest opening the printer up and taking a good look inside to see if there is any kind of obstruction. Jus a tiny piece of torn paper is enough to cause the whole feed system to jam up. Another thing to look for it that if the paper it getting pulled in straight. If it goes crooked on its way in, your paper feed itself might be the root cause.