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Anyone got a Canon MP180 printer and know how to remove (an invisible) paper jam?

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handlemecarefully Fri 06-Jul-07 00:22:12

Am in a fix here.

Can't see any jammed paper. Need to print off around 50 flyers before tomorrow

Skribble Fri 06-Jul-07 00:23:29

I turned my upside down and a little plastic thing fellout, then I took the printer carriage out from the rear and found a foam earplug bloccking the whole thing.

handlemecarefully Fri 06-Jul-07 00:25:09

Turned upside down - nothing. Can't see how to remove printer cartridge from rear (probably being dense)

Skribble Fri 06-Jul-07 00:28:50

Sorry mine is a different make, but the sdvise I got from techinical sites was pick it up and shake it (very technical).

handlemecarefully Fri 06-Jul-07 00:30:13


Caroline1852 Fri 06-Jul-07 00:31:00

24 hour Tesco - printers now so cheap paper jams are not worth the time spent unjamming! If only they came with a carbon neutral spontaneous combust button (that never jammed).

handlemecarefully Fri 06-Jul-07 10:08:34

Sadly it is not a cheapy tesco printer (has scanning and copying function and can probably boil a kettle) and I desperately need it to start working again!

jaynehater Fri 06-Jul-07 10:09:47

Morning, jayne. <snigger>

handlemecarefully Fri 06-Jul-07 10:11:11

Bah! I'll 'ave you mate!

handlemecarefully Fri 06-Jul-07 10:12:06

thought I'd better add that in case you thought I was serious!

jaynehater Fri 06-Jul-07 10:12:25

Soz....couldn't resist!

NoodleStroodle Fri 06-Jul-07 10:12:39

Now I know why my son never brings home anything from school - it's on invisible paper!

Sorry - not helpful - have you tried turning on and off just in case it's confused?

handlemecarefully Fri 06-Jul-07 10:16:10

Yep done that Noodle
I'm confused, never mind the ruddy printer!

jaynehater Fri 06-Jul-07 10:17:31

Do you still have product handbook? Maybe dust (can I use that word on MN?) or small shred of paper is confusing the paper jam sensor? Don't have a Canon, but our last HP was always doing that, usually due to DH wrenching 95% printed documents out. Or can you email it to someone local and get them to use their ink?

handlemecarefully Fri 06-Jul-07 10:24:32

No product handbook. I suppose I could goggle on the net...

Yep will email to a friend to print. Frustrating though!


jaynehater Fri 06-Jul-07 10:31:16

The memories come flooding back ... if it is a scrap of paper 'jamming' it, try a sheet of thick cartridge paper, feed it through manually, (if you can) and see if it pushes whatever it is through. Then scream into a pillow?

handlemecarefully Fri 06-Jul-07 10:38:54

Good plan I will try that (with a pillow on standby!)

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