This printer worked fine for several months, then recently, immediately after one of its ink cartridges was changed, it started exhibiting this behaviour.
When trying to print a photo the first few millimetres of the photo are printed e.g. a 6mm wide strip of the photo, then the sheet is ejected. Frequently a prompt appears asking for more paper to be inserted. If more paper is inserted, another strip of photo is printed, then the page is ejected, etc ...
Things I have tried that have failed:
1. Completely removing the Canon print driver, running Ccleaner to scrub the registry, run regedit to remove all IP5300 entries, reboot several times, then reinstalled driver. No luck.
2. Removing each of the ink cartridges, wiping the copper contacts on them, and reinserting the cartridges.
3. Printing from different apps: Picasa, Photoshop, Canon Easy-Photoprint. Same behaviour each time.
HOWEVER ... I have had one success: I attached the printer to another PC. This new PC has never had a Canon printer driver on it before. Installation went fine, and first attempts at printing photos are fine.
The problem seems to be a printer driver problem, however driver uninstall/reinstall has not fixed it. I am suspicious that it is a much more deeply rooted printer subsystem issue.
I am stumped on this one. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Update: 10.15pm Sat 1 Nov 08
Found this thread: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Printers/Q_21703804.html
tried this: "try cleaning your system by downloading the printer delete utility from here : http://www.kyoceramita-europe.com/html/view/Downloads/Utilities.asp?table=Utilities&se=1#.asp
but still no joy.