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My printer says paper is jammed when it isnt

I have a cannon pixma ip3600 printer, lately it has been saying there is paper jammed inside of it but i have checked it and i cant find any, i have tried reinstalling it but with no luck. It wont even show me the print head so i cant replace my empty ink cartridges!!! any help will be greatly appreciated.

P.s i have searched for an answer but have not been able to find one that works.
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  1. Are you sure there isn't a piece of paper lodged in there someplace? The sensor seems to detect something with the message on for some reason.
  2. i am ure there is no obviouse peices logged in there
  3. Oh sorry, then. I bet you are annoyed when that is suggested, huh?

    I am not sure then what you can do. Does the printer have a reset button? If so, maybe try pressing it before you print something.

    Other than that idea, I found a link that you might try:
    http://en.allexperts.com/q/Printer-mechanical-problems-1024/paper-jam.htm

    Edit: 'Just found this idea: turn the printer upside down and shake it.... other ideas are mentioned:
    http://www.fixya.com/support/t119769-false_paper_jam_warning_canon_pixma

    Good luck.
  4. nah im not annoyed any suggestion is helpful thanks for finding those links for me, sadly my printer doesn't have a reset button but it would be helpful if it did :)
    i will try and find that sensor, it could be stuck which makes it say there is paper jammed when there isn't so i might just open her up and take a look, and ill also see if there is anything obvious that is causing the problem.
  5. Try blowing it out with a can of duster. There is likely dust or a small piece of paper lodged in there.
  6. Best answer
    "Paper may be jammed if the Rear Cover is not closed completely. Push the Rear Cover until it is closed completely" is what has been said on https://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consumer_Products/products/printers/InkJet/PIXMA_iP_series/iP3600.aspx?faqtcmuri=tcm:14-639897&type=faq&topic=Paper%20Feed%20Problems

    Hope this helps :)
  7. Thanks for all of the help everyone sadly i have not been able to rectify the problem guess its time to take it back to the store , thanks again :)
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