Question about Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer
In my case “E3” (paper jam error) was caused by a hidden tack pin that had fallen into the printer where the paper is loaded. The pin was lodged between the grey paper pickup roller and a tiny black plastic sensor in the back of the printer. The sensor’s function is to detect paper under it. One can turn the printer upside down and **** giving the printer a little shake to try and dislodge any obstructing objects. Be careful not to let scanner bed flop open or you might damage the printer I have found dead moths, lady bugs, cedar bugs, staples, paper clips, food, and tack pins in various printers which I have serviced. Failing that I would test the paper sensor for proper movement. The paper sensor is located 5 ½ inches or 14 cm in from the right front side of the printer approximately one inch (2.54 cm) below the centre of serial number decal which is behind a white ribbon cable which has blue writing on it. One can test the sensor’s movement by using a toothpick and applying slight pressure to the top part of the black sensor arm. Press very gently. Caution, do not push the sensor arm more than 1/8 of an inch (approximately 3 mm) or you might damage the sensor. If the sensor does not move or does not spring back then the sensor is either obstructed or broken. Before I fixed the printer, the paper sensor would move slightly but would not fall back into the correct position. I ended up disassembling and reassembling the printer to remove a hidden obstructing tack pin. It took me about 30 minute to figure out how to get into the printer. I’m a Tech and do not recommend disassembling this printer as there are many plastic tabs and some hidden screws. If however you want real challenge and don’t care about the warrantee or have nothing to lose then give it a shot. Hope this resolves your “E3” problem or at least sheds some light on it. TLC
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Perform an EEPROM reset: 1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response. Thanks, Joe
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 button pressing
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
Perform an EEPROM reset:
1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding
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Posted on Jan 06, 2011
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