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E3 code error mssg on printer MP160

Hello,
still getting an error mssg E3 after removing jammed
paper fro my MP160 printer.
Thks,
André

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  • pattikb Nov 19, 2008

    have a canon pixma 160 removed the paper jam yet it still says paper is jammed, wants to print but shows an error 3 and yellow light. Was working great before this happened. please help Pattib

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Thank you we did all of the above and it is the spring, very delicate. It is still one error 3. We believe it is broken. It was a good printer and is over a year and half(no warrenty) had one for a year. Thanks for your help. It is frustrating to see that error 3! pattib

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As you will probably know E 3 on Pixma is paper jam.

Double check that there is no paper inside, and turn printer upside down shaking it a bit to check if there is any small foreign object (screws, pins, coins etc.) stuck inside.

When there is no jam in the paper path, this problem is typically caused by a broken part in the paper feed mechanism, in the page unit.
The paper feeding mechanism has two white plastic gears connected together with a central spring, near to the waste ink tank, at the bottom of the printer.
This are quite delicate, they often get stuck or boken, or you lose the spring, and the printer stays stuck with E3 error.

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My cannon MP160 pixma keeps telling me there is a paper jam when there is no paper in it, it will copy and give me color tests printed out but if i try to print a doc. It says E# paper jam


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Actually you are facing E3 error, E3 error is mostly because of paper jam. their may be small bit paper jam in side
There are some "micro-sensors" that detect a paper jam. There will be tiny piece of paper, or a lump of dust, inside those sensors, thus "tripping" the sensor and saying you paper jam.

To solve it
Open printer cover and check to make sure no paper or foreign objects obstructing the printer feeder

If you become sure that now really there is no paper, dust or foreign objects then
Turn the printer off, and disconnect the AC power-cable. Open the printer cover & now give the printer a "blow-job" by compressed air.
If still problem exist then best & final option is to just contact to any Canon service provider.

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Error e3 displayed


Hello thanks for using fixya.

E3 error is mostly because of paper jam
. their may be small bit paper jam in side.
Something inside of the printer makes paper sensor & its not function properly
To solve it
Open printer cover and check to make sure no paper or foreign objects obstructing the printer feeder.


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Error E3 : Check if the paper has jammed in the machine, reload the paper in the machine correctly and then press [Black] or [Color].

Paper Jams :
Cause : Paper jams in the paper output slot/ Auto Sheet Feeder.
Landscape Credit Card sized paper jams inside the machine.

Action : Remove the paper according to the following procedure.
1) Slowly pull the paper out, either from the Auto Sheet Feeder or from the paper output slot, whichever is easier.
* If the paper tears and a piece remains inside the machine, open the Scanning Unit and remove it. Be careful not to touch the components inside the machine at this time. After removing the paper, close the Scanning Unit, turn the machine OFF and turn it back ON.
* If you cannot pull the paper out, turn the machine OFF and turn it back ON. The paper will eject automatically.

2) Reload the paper into the machine and press [Black] or [Color].
* If you have turned OFF the machine in step , you will need to retry printing, because this operation cancels any print jobs in progress.

If you cannot remove the paper or the paper tears inside the machine, or if the paper jam error continues after removing the paper, contact a Canon service representative.
Important : You cannot load Credit Card sized paper in the landscape orientation.

Hope this helps.
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CANON PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer
has few common problems. Such as Driver CD lost, Scanner does not work, Connection problem etc. For find all these software solution just click here....
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http://www.canon.com/printer/prob676ijt65/solution

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75aba9d.jpg3f22050.jpg

http://www.canon.com/printer/prob676ijt65/solution
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