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Flashing C button

I have no manual and dont know what the controls mean! Have just installed refilled ink cartridges. It states flashing E then 3 the C button flashes amber. I do not have any technical experience. please help!

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E then 3 then 0 means that it cannot determine the page size of the document to be printed.

E then 0 then 3 means there is either a jam in the output tray or the door to the output tray is closed. This is the tray where the paper comes out after printing. Try closing and opening the tray. A sensor could be stuck.

Here is the link to the manual. http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp495#BrochuresAndManuals

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