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Canon iP4500 Most peculiar that this beaut Printer. has a paper jam that I just can't see why or figure out what is going wrong. Iv'e got the torch out & the little mirror & cannot see any obstructions. What happens is that just after the paper goes thru the print head rail it goes crooked & then jams. I'm just about 1/2 way thru the first new print tanks. I only bought it on the 4th of May 08 Any clues would be great. Thanks Phil in Byron

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  1. If the paper came part way through the front of the printer, gently pull the paper toward you to remove it.
  2. If the paper did not come part way through the front of the printer, try removing it from the back of the printer:
    1. Remove the paper from the tray and then pull down on the tray to open it to a horizontal position.
    2. Gently pull the jammed paper to remove it from the back of the printer.
    3. Lift the tray up until it snaps back into the paper-loading position.
  3. If you cannot grasp the edge of the jammed paper to remove it, try the following:
    1. Turn off the printer.
    2. If the optional Internal Battery is not installed in the printer, unplug the printer power cord. Wait about 10 seconds and then plug the power cord back in.
    3. If the optional Internal Battery is installed in the printer and the printer is plugged in, unplug the printer power cord. Open the battery compartment cover and remove the battery. Wait about 10 seconds and then reinstall the battery. If desired, plug in the power cord.
    4. Turn on the printer. The printer checks for paper in the paper path and will automatically eject the jammed paper.
  4. Press OK to continue.
  5. *****************************************even after this u face any error mesg pls let me know if there is

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Looks like either a roller/feeder problem. Since it is under warranty, the best solution would be to simply replace it , instead of trying various fixes..

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson Jun 02, 2008

    @Varungrover: The issue for the gentleman here is not how to remove the jam, but why its happening...

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    Swilin Sampson Jun 03, 2008

    If the paper feed rollers become dirty, they may not be able to properly
    feed paper due to the feed roller's slippage.

    If paper does not feed correctly, perform the following to clean the paper
    feed rollers:

    1. Confirm that the printer is
      powered on.

    2. Remove any paper from the

    3. Select the Paper Feed Roller
      of the Sheet Feeder or Cassette by pressing the
      on the printer.

    4. Press and hold the

    5. Release the
      button after the Power lamp blinks three

      Note: The Power lamp will blink and the
      paper feed roller starts cleaning itself by revolving.

    6. When the Power lamp lights in
      green, repeat Steps 4 and 5 up to two additional times. (Please wait
      approx. 30 seconds for paper feed roller cleaning to complete.)

    7. To confirm whether cleaning
      has been performed properly, set a blank sheet of plain paper (8 1/2 x 11
      Letter size) in the sheet feeder or cassette.

    8. Press and hold the
      button and release it when the Power lamp blinks
      three times. (The paper set in the printer is picked up and

    9. Repeat the process as

    10. Note: If
      repeating this procedure three times or more does not solve the
      problem, a printer service error may have occurred. Please contact your
      local Service Center.

    Also ensure that you have selected the correct paper type in the printer properties.



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