Question about Canon PIXMA MP495 InkJet Printer
When I turn the printer on the cartridge case slams to the side of the printer and does not return to the center position. I get a flashing on/off light and alarm mode. The error message is P02. The paper path is clear and could not find anything that might have fallen in the paper shute that would interfere and cause a paper error. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I added my post today with the same problem, and thought I'd share what I since learned. Apparently this "Alarm light/U150" is common with several Canon models. The U150 indicates a faulty electronic chip (on the ink cartridge). Though I tried cleaning the sensor with isopropyl alcohol, and also tried removing all the cartridges, unplugging the printer for 45 seconds, then reconnecting,etc. as I had read might help, I still had the same frustrating problem. Contacting Canon was the solution that worked for me. First I emailed, but decided I didn't want to wait for their response. A call to Canon Tech Support (1-800-385-2155) was quick and painless. They will more than likely send you a new cartridge, but you'll need to have your serial # & date of purchase handy.
Posted on Dec 11, 2007
SOURCE: Error 5100 for canon mp530
I would do all of the following and see if yo can clear this code. It is not on any Canon list of possible codes, so I have no idea what it means., but let's do this:
Turn off the printer and unplug it.
Remove the print cartridges. Look at them, are they leak free? Look into the cartridge holders. Are they clean?. Dried ink or blobs should be cleaned off with a little alcohol and a qtip.
Are the little wire holders bent or broken? Do they look exactly the same?
Turn the printer back on reinstall the cartridges.Check in your printer preferences/services and clean your cartridges.
Now turn it off again and unplug it. Open the paper jam door and gently push the paper roller forward until it clicks. At the same time, look for even the tiniest scrap of anything in there.
Close the paper jam door and plug your printer back in. Restart your computer.
If the problem is not solved. You may need to reinstall the printer. Do You have your original disc? Be sure to do a clean install. ( Turn off all running programs in the lower right corner including your virus control. Also go to Toolbar>tools>internet options>general>and delete all you cookies and temporary internet files.) Turn off and unplug your printer.
Reinstall the software. When it is finished if it has not told you to plug your print back in do so now. Restart your computer and turn your printer on.
I hope this helps. Good luck to you.
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
SOURCE: Canon MX310 paper jam
"Gclanton" had it right.
I had the same problem today. I ended up taking a piece of paper and from the back side started lightly forcing the paper in the back slot. I had the top cover open where you replace the ink cartridges. Towards the back you can see the paper start coming into the printer next to some rollers. On mine there was a small black switch about an inch from the right in the middle of the plastic piece above the rollers. Once I started pushing this paper in I could see this switch was stuck in the down position. After several minutes of pushing the paper in and out the switch moved up and out of the paper path. I then pulled out the paper and hit the ok button and it came on line. This may work better with a piece of card stock.
That switch is the issue. I ended up finding an object lodged against the switch. Needed a flashlight, plastic giftcard and a tweezers to get it out. Works great now.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
i've post a solution here in fixya. same condition with u. just do a temporary reset. it explained there. c ya......
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
SOURCE: /*mp250 error code p03 alarm
manual replacing the print cartridges --> try rotating the left white gear back and forward releasing the mechanical lock of the print head it is a small plastic peace in the back of the of the head ...replace the cartridge as you need ...
about the error p03 it indicates a mechanical jam (head carriage - paper jem - paper pickup mechanizm - head cleaning mechanizm ) also clean carfully all sensors from inside ... it can give you a mechanical jam if blocked
Posted on Dec 23, 2010
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