Question about Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer
I just installed new ink cartridges both color and black, Now the printer won't feed the paper.
I tried this and it worked (thanks to a suggestion from someone else but can't find his name right now) --
I found a slender piece of cardboard, the front off one of my 1-subject notebooks. I cut the jagged edges off, made sure there wasn't any debris or loose crumbs of paper. Put about 20 sheets of paper into the printer and put this cardboard as the first sheet. Pressed the copy button. When it started to attempt to feed, I forced it through.
What did it find?? A moth had flown into the printer at some time, gotten smushed, smashed and stuck -- and was preventing the paper from feeding through! OMG, I almost tossed this Canon MP210 in the garbarge.
So thanks to you guys with ideas about cardboard and a little muscle. I ran another piece through just to clean out all the stickiness (and the remnants of the moth's body). Works fine now.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
MP210 Paper feeding incorrectly - SOLUTION!
Description of problem:
It will not load the paper. There is no paper jam, its the right paper size, I cleaned the reels the way the website said, and still could not get the paper to go through. It is as if one of the rollers stopped working, it only pulls the paper to the right side.
Aim: to remove any bits of paper/dust that may happen to have fallen into the rear side of the printer, but which the Roller Cleaner utility fails to remove. We need to pass the paper through the printer to remove any blockage.
First, try feeding different paper sizes (obviously smaller than A4).. until it feeds correctly.. Usually A5 has no problems.
Next, cut out an A4 sheet of paper in such a way that its width starts at A5 size (14.7cm) and keeps increasing to A4 size (21cm). Therefore the printer will start to feed the paper correctly, then since it increases its size from the side it would remove any dust/object that is keeping it from loading correctly in A4 size.
NB while feeding this irregular shaped sheet, start by pinching the Paper Guide along the left side of the paper, however once it loads the paper remove the Paper Guide immediately.
Now Problem Solved! Gud luck!
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
Our printer had this problem 3 months ago but I didn't even think to Google it until now...after we wasted 40 bucks on a cheap printer that didn't even work plus ink cartridges for it. Frustrated I decided to google our paper feeding problem and followed the instructions with force feeding the cardboard through and VOILA! Our printer is back!
Posted on Aug 10, 2010
I had been having the same problem: the paper would only feed through the right side of the printer, and I cut a paper so it would look like this: l I
Then I fed the paper into the printer, and it got stuck half way in. I opened the printer and forced it out of the printer the way it is supposed to come out and I got the paper out, but also some strange black stuff. I think this black stuff was causing the paper jam because now the printer works fine!
Just be careful with the printer, try not to brake it.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
I had the same problem with my Canon MP 210 not feeding the paper. I tried the cardboard thing & now it works like a charm. Thank you so much. Just rip off the cover of a notebook, cut off the edges and force it thru the feeder. my printer is up & running. I was so upset cause I just brought new ink, no worries now. Thanks Fixya <3
Posted on Jan 25, 2011
Webstuff/: THANK YOU! I nearly threw my printer out too, but you saved the day!
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
Feeding the notebook cover worked for us too! I had tried EVERYTHING else
as well. We depend on the printer since we homeschool. THANK YOU!!!!!
Posted on Sep 30, 2012
I firstly removed the cartridges as suggested and then put them back in to make sure they were in fully. No change. So, I tried the thin carboard method but it wouldn't go through ie I couldn't force it, once the printer had jammed the rollers stopped. So, one last try before I chuck it and buy another budget bonanza (this one has lasted two years so I didn't feel too bad about it). I unplugged it and forced the cardboard through, pulling it from the exit end once the cardboard had come through enough to allow a grip. It worked!!
Posted on Aug 09, 2010
Make sure the printer ink cartridges are set in all the way. If it is not properly set in place, printer will not work correctly.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
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