Question about Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I have a problem in canon pixma mp145. it is showing paper jam problem. and E3 error.
I have trying resseting and the error message does not clear. I have checked the printer througly and there is no paper jam.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
Perform the steps to reset the EEprom:
E2-2 No paper (ASF)
E3-3 Paper jam
E4 No ink
E5-5 The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed ,
or the ink cartridges are not installed properly
E8 Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full
E9 The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera
E14 The Ink cartridges whose destination are wrong
E15 Ink cartridge is not installed E16 - Ink remaining is unknown
E16 -E19 Failed to scan head alignment sheet
E22 Carriage error
E23 Paper feed error
E24 Purge unit error
E25 ASF(cam) sensor error
E26 Internal temperature rise error
E27 Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full
E28 Ink cartridge temperature rise error -
E29 EEPROM error
E33 Paper feed position error
E35 15 USB Host VBUD overcurrent error - USB
E37 17 Abnormal motor driver error
E40 20 Other hardware error
E42 22 Scanner error
1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding
the Stop/ Reset button.
2) When the Power LED is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a
service mode. (Waiting formenu selection)
4) When the LED lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the
function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in
orange and green, starting with orange.)
The number of the Reset
LED Function Remarks
0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print
2 times Green EEPROM print
3 times Orange EEPROM reset
4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset
5 times Orange Destination setting See Destination setting
6 times Green Print head deep cleaning
11 times Orange Button / LCD checking
12 or more times Returns to a menu selection
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
How to fix error e3.i am not being able to reset my canon mp145.the paper is getting jammed.
Posted on Apr 11, 2010
Change your Feeder to solve the problem in mp 145
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
Erm...i also encountered this type of problem b4...what i do is i put the paper inside so that it could be rolled when the printer turn...then when the printer start rolling the paper, i hold the paper half so that it can't move out until the roller stop...then the led start blinking and ask for removing the jammed paper...so i pull out the paper from the printer manual and press color button...then the printer will be back to normal...method that i done was make the paper really jammed even though it was not jammed
Posted on Jun 13, 2010
Here the 3 step simple solution
(1) Turn off your printer
(2) Put one plain nice A4 paper at entrance of the
(3) Turn ON your printer
*The printer will start moving your cartridge and
also all the roller. The plain paper you put in then will be rolled out.
If anything stuck at the roller, the plain paper will cleanit out for you.
After that your printer will be OK and the LED panel will show "1"
Posted on Aug 03, 2012
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....
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
Try this one...dissect the printer be sure you know how to put it back. their is a spring near the waste pads. I think it is a part of the gear assembly. These spring with gear sometimes loose. you will have to put it back, (note: if the spring is still aligned) if not....change the spring with the gear. Hope this one will help someone......AGB_ZHEED
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
MP160 PIXMA paper feed jam E3 error. I completely solved this on my Canon MP160 printer but it is a common problem and the fix may work for others such as MP130 MP140 MP145 MP150 MP170 or MP180. With the problem I had, the printer would make the usual motor whirring noises but would not feed the paper. The usual c-clunk sound that indicated the feed roller has been engaged was not there. The screen warning said to remove jammed paper and the printer showed an E3 error.
The problem was caused by the ink cartridge carrier becoming stcky on its track and not fully returning to the rest position on the right side (as viewed from the front). The fix involved taking the printer apart and lubricating the cartridge carrier track and the ramps that lift the cradle that rises to cover the printheads. Unfortunately you have to dismantle the printer and separate the scanner unit to get to the lubrication points. Its not a quick fix.
When you have the printer apart you will see a prominent white lever held by a coiled spring just behind the rest position of the ink cartridge carrier. The lever is actuated by the ink cartridge carrier when it moves to the right. If the lever is not actuated, the motor drive will never engage the large grey feed roller and the paper in the hopper cannot be fed into the printer. Make sure to also put some lube onto the lever at the point where it is struck by the ink cartridge carrier.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
SOURCE: paper jam (e3) BUT no paper jam
make sure you open all check points, if yours has a rear feed through, look in there also. it only takes a tiny piece of paper to cause it to say that. use a flash light, have had to use one to find several that way.
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
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