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Cannon MP210 printer

I just installed new ink cartridges both color and black, Now the printer won't feed the paper.

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  • TiffanyValo Jan 30, 2008

    have the same problem, replaced the colour cartridge and now the paper wont feed, it feeds slightly on one corner then tries to print, then comes up with error, ive made sure there was nothing blocking it. please help!

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    have the same problem feeds one corner then jams

  • ryland323 Feb 13, 2008

    I turn on the printer and it won't feed paper.

  • ThisisGabe Feb 18, 2008

    Ditto to all of the above, it was working before, and now it just sucks out of one side and jams.

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    Paper has never fed well from the start, but I installed the new color cartridge and it won't feed paper at all ... it pulls it sideways and jams most of the time.

  • Anonymous Jul 05, 2008

    damn thing won't load paper and i just got it today. what the ;'ck

  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008

    the paper won't feed ....jamms on one corner....tried the book ...still won't feed the paper

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    Ditto. I've tried everything and it won't work. £50 down the pan.

  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    Printer is flashinb on B & C
    Paper will not feed correctly
    Printer does not print.

    Back to TESCO with it.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I also just replaced the ink cartriges on my almost new Canon MP210 and the silly thing won't feed paper properly. It grabs the right side and then seems to give up.



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I tried this and it worked (thanks to a suggestion from someone else but can't find his name right now) --

I found a slender piece of cardboard, the front off one of my 1-subject notebooks. I cut the jagged edges off, made sure there wasn't any debris or loose crumbs of paper. Put about 20 sheets of paper into the printer and put this cardboard as the first sheet. Pressed the copy button. When it started to attempt to feed, I forced it through.

What did it find?? A moth had flown into the printer at some time, gotten smushed, smashed and stuck -- and was preventing the paper from feeding through! OMG, I almost tossed this Canon MP210 in the garbarge.

So thanks to you guys with ideas about cardboard and a little muscle. I ran another piece through just to clean out all the stickiness (and the remnants of the moth's body). Works fine now.


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MP210 Paper feeding incorrectly - SOLUTION!

Description of problem:
It will not load the paper. There is no paper jam, its the right paper size, I cleaned the reels the way the website said, and still could not get the paper to go through. It is as if one of the rollers stopped working, it only pulls the paper to the right side. 


Aim:  to remove any bits of paper/dust that may happen to have fallen into the rear side of the printer, but which the Roller Cleaner utility fails to remove.  We need to pass the paper through the printer to remove any blockage.

First, try feeding different paper sizes (obviously smaller than A4).. until it feeds correctly.. Usually A5 has no problems. 

Next, cut out an A4 sheet of paper in such a way that its width starts at A5 size (14.7cm) and keeps increasing to A4 size (21cm).  Therefore the printer will start to feed the paper correctly, then since it increases its size from the side it would remove any dust/object that is keeping it from loading correctly in A4 size.  
NB while feeding this irregular shaped sheet, start by pinching the Paper Guide along the left side of the paper, however once it loads the paper remove the Paper Guide immediately.
Now Problem Solved! Gud luck!


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Our printer had this problem 3 months ago but I didn't even think to Google it until now...after we wasted 40 bucks on a cheap printer that didn't even work plus ink cartridges for it. Frustrated I decided to google our paper feeding problem and followed the instructions with force feeding the cardboard through and VOILA! Our printer is back!

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I had been having the same problem: the paper would only feed through the right side of the printer, and I cut a paper so it would look like this: l I
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Then I fed the paper into the printer, and it got stuck half way in. I opened the printer and forced it out of the printer the way it is supposed to come out and I got the paper out, but also some strange black stuff. I think this black stuff was causing the paper jam because now the printer works fine!
Just be careful with the printer, try not to brake it.

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I had the same problem with my Canon MP 210 not feeding the paper. I tried the cardboard thing & now it works like a charm. Thank you so much. Just rip off the cover of a notebook, cut off the edges and force it thru the feeder. my printer is up & running. I was so upset cause I just brought new ink, no worries now. Thanks Fixya <3

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Webstuff/: THANK YOU! I nearly threw my printer out too, but you saved the day!

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Feeding the notebook cover worked for us too! I had tried EVERYTHING else
as well. We depend on the printer since we homeschool. THANK YOU!!!!!

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I firstly removed the cartridges as suggested and then put them back in to make sure they were in fully. No change. So, I tried the thin carboard method but it wouldn't go through ie I couldn't force it, once the printer had jammed the rollers stopped. So, one last try before I chuck it and buy another budget bonanza (this one has lasted two years so I didn't feel too bad about it). I unplugged it and forced the cardboard through, pulling it from the exit end once the cardboard had come through enough to allow a grip. It worked!!

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Make sure the printer ink cartridges are set in all the way.  If it is not properly set in place, printer will not work correctly.

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How to use canon pixma mp 210 How can i print using only black and not having the color ink cartridge in as well? is this possible, or must there always be a black cartridge and a color cartridge installed...

With respect to Canon MP210 color usage during greyscale printing: Unfortunately, with many of the newer inkjet printer models & printer drivers, printing in greyscale actually consumes more color ink than normal draft printing. If you wish to save on color ink, it is suggested to do one of the following as available in your specific printer driver/software:
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    * Most printer models will still consume a small percentage of color ink due to normal ink/printer maintenance, such as between job 'spitting'. The purpose is to ensure the printhead is maintained to avoid clogging.

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Have installed new ink cartridges in my cannon mp220,but the display is flashing ink is low on both


After you installed the new cartridge, just press and hold the stop/reset button for at least 5 seconds. The printer will restart then.
Do it twice if both cartridge have been replaced. This will reset the counter for the black and colored cartridge..

Aug 30, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

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The machine won't print. It won't feed paper, The

Your machine needs to be serviced.
replace the cartridge with the original one.
it can not print if one cartridge is missing or not original.

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Error code e22 flashing on display ever since we put in new ink from tesco

E9 The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera
Direct Printing
E14 The Ink cartridges whose destination are wrong
E15 Ink cartridge is not installed E16 - Ink remaining is unknown
E16 -E19 Failed to scan head alignment sheet
E22 Carriage error
E23 Paper feed error
E24 Purge unit error
E25 ASF(cam) sensor error
E26 Internal temperature rise error
E27 Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full
E28 Ink cartridge temperature rise error -
E29 EEPROM error
E33 Paper feed position error
E35 15 USB Host VBUD overcurrent error - USB
E37 17 Abnormal motor driver error
E40 20 Other hardware error
E42 22 Scanner error

might have to reset the waste ink this way :

  1. Start with printer off
  2. Press and hold resume Button (triangle in the circle) and click “Power” button. green led should be on
  3. While holding the Power button, release the Resume Button.
  4. Without releasing the Power Button, click “Resume” button for two times and release Both Buttons.
  5. Click “Resume” for four times then soon click “Power” button, to confirm the selected action (reset counter absorber).
  6. Turn off the printer and turn on again

Feb 18, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

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Printer will not print. New cartridges have been installed. Window showing the number 5 and the letter E. The printer is Canon MP210

E, 5 is a code that definitely indicates something wrong with the ink cartridges. Either improperly installed, not seated properly or wrong cartridge (not supported). One black and one color cartridge must be installed for the printer to function.

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Is MP210 and MP240 the same? can i use the same cartridge?

no both are different
Here are the list of cartridges u can use
PG-30 Pigment Black
PG-30 Pigment Black Ink Cartridge
CL-31 Color FINE Ink Cartridge
CL-41 Color
PG-210 Black Cartridge
CL-211XL Color Cartridge
CL-211 Color Cartridge
PG-210 XL Black Cartridge

Nov 28, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

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How do I change the ink cartridges on a canon mp210

tget the manual free copy this site and paste it in your ADDRESS BAR and hit ENTER.

Before Using the Machine moz-screenshot-1.png

(14) FINE Cartridge Holder
Install the FINE Cartridges here.
The Black FINE Cartridge should be installed into the left slot (ug_before_printing6.jpg) and the Color FINE Cartridge should be into the right slot (ug_before_printing7.jpg).
(15) FINE Cartridges (Ink Cartridges)
A replaceable cartridge that is Print Head and ink tank integrated.
i_note.gif Note
For information on how to install the FINE Cartridges, refer to your setup sheet.
(16) Scanning Unit (Printer Cover)
Scans original documents. Open it when replacing the FINE Cartridges or removing jammed paper remaining inside the machine.

This is in the first part of the Manual.
Hope this is of some help. Bud

Jun 26, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

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Paper completely jammed

check if there is a little paper that stuck on it that causes a paper jam

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