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Paper Jam, yet no paper in printer. The last sheet came out whole.

I have a Canon mp210 and it is telling me it has a paper jam (E3), yet there is no paper jam. is there a way to reset the printer?

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  • designerdayt May 17, 2009

    Lift up the scanner bed and prop it with the support brace (like when you change the ink cartridges). Toward the front of the printer you will notice an aluminum and white plastic paper feeder, with a philips head screw on the right side. Remove the screw being careful not to drop it, carefully lift the paper feeder from where you just removed the screw and pull it to the right to remove it from the slots that hold it on the left. Take a vacuum with a narrow extension (compressed air may work for this too) and carefully vacuum out the entire inside of the printer, being extremely careful not to **** up the ink waste sponge (near the middle of the printer). Replace the paper feeder and the screw and you should be back in business.

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    Patricia Ross LaCroix Nov 30, 2013

    Hey! Thank you! This worked ;D

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I have a canon mp210 and it's saying paper jam..there is no jam. Paper is going towards the right when trying to feed but does not feed.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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Alarm light on and i blinks E3


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I have a Canon MP 210 with an E3 error message (paper jam) though there is NO paper jam. The paper feeder is spinning but doesn't grab the paper. Please help! Thank you, Robin


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I am getting the same error message and I know the E3 means a paper jam.. but I don't have a paper jam, never did, no torn paper or anything


the connection to the printer might be damaged. Or you should try to restart you computer. also you might try to reinstall the software.

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What is E3 error message


This is basically th paper jam errorSounds like you have something jammed inside the printer and this is causing your paper to jam each time you feed. Since you can't see it to remove it, you're going to have to take it apart.

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Canon mp210 will not load paper this is a brand new printer so why error 3 continually?


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Buddy its simple, Just remove the power cord and printer cord. Keep it like that for 5 minutes. then restart your printer thats your factory reset. It its not working then your paper sensor is u/s you need to replace it.
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I have an MP210 Canon printer.  It is saying E 3.  The alarm light is on.  When I try to print, it says there's a paper jam; there isn't.  Help?


i had this problem, i was convinced that there was no paper stuck in it, and in my frustration i ended up tilting it backwards and banging it on the table. i found a pen was lodged in the paper feeder. I was so relieved, until the error code was still flashing. then i stuck my hand down the paper feeder (take the paper out first) and found the smallest piece of paper stuck in it. try this.

i am so relieved.

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