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PIXMA MP450 on Vista keeps telling me there is a paper jamb when trying to copy or print. Solution might be to clean rollers but on line manual deals only with XP not Vista for that issue...

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  • jv1thompson Apr 11, 2008

    after downloading drivers I plugged MP450 into USB. it appeared that MP450 was happy until I tried to print.this was first time used.

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Check carefully for small fragments of paper inside the printer. A small piece of paper inside the printer may had triggered back the paper jam when you tried to print.
Chech also that there is no small object stuch near the tractors , where the printer get the paper, or inside the printer. May seem weird but I often found screws and even some coin inside printers.
Ensure carefully that all the printer doors are closed and in place.

At this point disconnect usb cable, disconnect printer from usb and power cable.
Connect cables back, starting from power cable, without connecting to pc.

If you still have the problem then you will need to service your printer.
If yo do not have the problem, eventually install the driver ensuring USB is NOT CONNECTED, this is important.
Reconnect printer only after installing the driver or when required by software.

If you still are in trouble you need to start servicing the printer.
If the problem diagnosed is paper jam (be sure) then there should be no need to use reset procedure. If you did not solve with all the above it is likely an internal fault.
If the signaled problem is different from paper jam you may be able to fix it with a reset procedure from service mode. Like this one for waste tank ink error msg.

Regards

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    Ginko Apr 11, 2008

    I forgot,
    cleaning rollers will help you if the printer is leaving ink stripes or stains on the printout, cleaning head and nozzle check is probably what you wanted to do in Vista, you will find it in the canon software , under start button, but it is difficult that you fix it with this procedure, unless is a head or cartridges related problem.

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Try to un install first the driver that currently installed then after that install again the printer driver..

let me know what happen..

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Hi,

Did you install the proper drivers?

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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    Damen Wong Apr 11, 2008

    Cleaning the rollers is something you should try regardless of Vista or XP.

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Apr 12, 2008

    So the installation went fine and only when you try to print, the printer errors?

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Turn off the product and unplug the power cord.
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Close the access door and plug in the power cord.
Try printing again. If the issue is not resolved, continue to the next step.
Step three: Service the product
If you have completed all the steps and are still experiencing a problem, service your product.

Cause of this problem:

Any of the following issues can cause the error message to appear:
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The print side, or shiny side, of the paper is not loaded in the input tray face down.
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The paper-width guide is pressed against the paper stack too tightly.
The paper tray is not completely inserted into the product.
The paper settings in the print driver do not match the paper loaded in the paper tray.
The rubber paper-feed rollers are coated with dust.

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