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#1 EncoMan

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:18 AM

Pixma MP450

This Canon AIO may be chronologically old, but it's a very clean machine.  About twice each month
it prints, copies, or scans a few sheets, so it looks like a new printer.

Several weeks ago the paper feed went crazy.  The rollers pulled the sheet in with a sudden jerk.
After printing the rollers fail to completely eject the sheet to the output tray.  This always causes
a "jammed paper" message to appear.  After pulling the jammed paper out, the printer may (not always)
smoothly roll a blank sheet to the output tray.

The procedure I performed to fix all these problems may not be logical, but it worked for awhile.
I reset the printer, which is normally done when the ink wastepad is full.

1.Turn off the printer.
2. Press and hold the Stop/Reset button - Then press Power button.
3. Release the Stop/Reset button - Do not release the Power button.
4. Press Stop/Reset 2 times and then release all the buttons.
5. When the Power button flashes green, press and release Stop/Reset 4 times.
6. Turn off the printer.

I don't know why, but this procedure fixed all the problems for several weeks!  A few hours ago the
paper feed problems returned.  I tried the reset procedure again, but it didn't help this time.

I'm reluctant to junk this printer, because the reset procedure cured the paper feed problem for a
few weeks.  Is there anything else I can try, before purchasing a replacement?



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