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Printer problem

by Scriber434 / March 16, 2009 4:02 AM PDT

Pardon me if this has been discussed, but I have a problem with my printer (Canon MP160). Each time I ask for it to print, a message appears both on screen and on the LED window, saying I have a paper jam. Most of the time, it's not the paper. This has been a recurring problem, yet only one time it did print out one of two pages.

Now, I'm having trouble with getting it to work altogether. Any solutions out there?

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Persistent
by Darton Fury / March 17, 2009 9:49 AM PDT
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false paper jams can be a faulty jam sensor or paper feed sensor. That would have to be repaired by Canon. Have you tried visiting the Canon website for the latest drivers?

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Re: Printer Problem
by Scriber434 / March 18, 2009 7:09 AM PDT
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I have downloaded the updated drivers and installed them, but to no avail. Now, the Led keeps blinking "E3" and none of the buttons function properly.

I was told the cause might be a broken piece or bits of paper stuck inside the printer. Is that likely? If so, can I fix it myself or should I leave it to a professional?

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Interesting Link
by Darton Fury / March 18, 2009 8:04 AM PDT
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Re: Printer problem
by Scriber434 / March 19, 2009 4:02 PM PDT
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Thanks for the link. I'll try out the suggestions.

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