Question about Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet Printer
The printer powers up but after a few whirring noises displays E-4-2. I understand from other help links that this refers to a scanner fault. The scanner light bar does move about 1" to the left before returning on power up. There's no light when this happens - should there be? Then the error code comes up, together with the amber warning triangle light and the on-off button light flashes. Any ideas please?
Had exact same problem. Scanner light should come on at power up. Found ribbon cable connecting scanner unit to base had come unplugged from socket on circuit board. The ribbon cable is one of three found near back hinge of scanner and is hidden underneath the other two. It should drape over the edge of circuit board and then plug into small recepticle on inner side of board. I plugged it in and printer works again. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
TRY THIS STEPS...
Mp150 Reset Counter
Service mode operation procedures -
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 for menu 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 THIS STEPS DOESN'T WORK, YOU NEED TO BRING THE UNIT TO YOUR NEAREST SERVICE CENTER...
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
Hi, I had the error E 4 2 and finally figured it out! I opened the printer up (just normally like if you were replacing the ink cartridge) and then kinda pushed the thick white cable back into the right hand side of where the ink cartridges are and then it worked normally! The cable was just a bit lose I guess, it had gotten pulled out a little.
Posted on Mar 21, 2011
How can i solve this problem alarm lamp (orange) blinking and display the screen E alternate with # 4 and # 2 for printer canong prima mp160
Posted on Feb 15, 2011
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