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Flashing E3 error code for a paper jam

Printer has a E3 flashing error code for a paper jam. There is no jammed paper. Any ideas on how to clear this error code?

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  • marquiscater Mar 16, 2009

    Unfortunately, the rollers are not working either. I get absolutely no response when trying to clear the error.

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I had the same problem with my mp 160, Error message was blinking. I tried to print but the printer would take 1/10 of the whole page and stop, even though rollers were moving. My solution for this was to take a piece of thin cardbord(I used a magazine cover), cut it in a size of A4, put it in printer, printed it and when the rollers start moving I forcebly pushed the cardboard through. Now it seems to work fine. Hope it does for you.

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  1. Turn the printer off and on to see if it can automatically clear some or all of the jam. Many printers provide an error-code listing on the front panel display for the area where the jam occurred. If your printer shows an error code, be sure and check the printer manual to see if that identifies the area of the printer where the jam occurred.
  2. Step 2 Turn off the printer.
  3. Step 3 Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
  4. Step 4 Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
  5. Step 5 If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it in a bag or away from light to avoid damaging it.
  6. Step 6 266_a1.jpg If you find a piece of jammed paper, remove it by holding it with both hands and pulling firmly (see A). The goal is to keep the paper from tearing. If several pieces are jammed together, try pulling out the middle piece first to loosen the jam.
  7. Step 7 266_a2.jpg If the paper does tear, try rotating the roller gears manually to free the paper (see B). Don't force anything, though.
  8. Step 8 Replace the toner or ink cartridge and paper trays, close any doors you opened and turn the printer back on.
  9. Step 9 If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.

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E3 error -
If paper has jammed in the machine, clear the jam, reload the paper in the machine correctly and then press [Black] or [Color].

The above is direct from the user manual.
If there is no paper jam - look for any small pieces of paper that could be located near the roller sensor.

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