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Paper Screws up

Hi, I reciently got a Canon Pixma MP170 from a friend as she has reciently bought a better printer. It does wvwrything I want it to do. but theres one problem. the paper feeder keep screwing up paper when it tries to print. I rang up Canon to ask how much they want to fix it and they wanted 60 quid out of me (cheecky basterds) just to have a look at it. If you wish I can send you a short clip of the printer screwing up the paper. Thank You! Joe

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  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2007

    Thanks! will try that!

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2007

    I found a penny down the back of the printer, but thats not the problem unfortunatly :-( the paper goes further pown then it used to. so your advice has made a difference. I even opened it and tipped it out to see if there was anything else. thank you anyway. you have been very helpful

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2007

    down* (typo!!)



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No need for pictures, sounds like a very small missed paper jam. You need to get a torch and tweezers and go right into the printer near rollers, paper feeder, and down the back where paper feeds in, my bet is you will find a small piece of paper or a foreign object in there somewhere, regards lilacgerry

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  • Geraldine Watts Aug 31, 2007

    You are most welcome.

  • Geraldine Watts Sep 01, 2007

    Now the paper is feedind properly down into unit, i tend to think it should work now, but as it is not, i would recheck again thoroughly in case the tiniest shred of paper is jamming at sides near rollers, if not, check rollers are even and sitting the same on eack side. I would then go as far as uninstalling it, reinstalling it and trying again. If still no good, make a back up copy of printer disc, uninstall printer once more and reinstall with new disc. Good luck.



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