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E3 message my priner says paper jam when there is no jam

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Don't know if it's the same problem i had but its maybe worth a try. My paper went in a little, the wheels were turning but it didn't take the rest of the paper or print. showing 3e as the fault
someone replied to my problem, i tried it and its fixed 1st time, also seems to have worked for lots of others.
Solution:- Use a piece of thin card, a magazine cover is what i used, make sure its A4 size then try to print something, as the paper starts moving PUSH it through! and hey presto it worked for me, everything printing fine now. Let me know how you get on, from Garty

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

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Paper sensor not working or sensor need to service

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How to fix canon mp287 paper jam


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The message E3 paper jam in MP287 seems to have no relevance.
In my case after working alright all of a sudden when reopen the printer in the after noon, after two hours, my machine says E3. I tried all tricks posted by our friends. There was no releaf.

Then some thing struck me. I closed the printer, then switched on, without keeping any paper on input tray, I commanded for a black copy. After hell of noice it said E2. I then inserted A5 paper and pushed the Black button. I got a neat copy of some matter that was on the platen. It is now working. There is no E3

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My daugher is using Canon MP190, and there is a blink error message E3, which according to the online manual, it is due to a paper jam. We checked, and there is no paper left in the printer, but the error...


Hello, Welcome to FixYa!

E3 error is mostly because of paper jam. their may be small bit paper jam in side
There are some "micro-sensors" that detect a paper jam. There will be tiny piece of paper, or a lump of dust, inside those sensors, thus "tripping" the sensor and saying you paper jam.

To solve it
Open printer cover and check to make sure no paper or foreign objects obstructing the printer feeder

If you become sure that now really there is no paper, dust or foreign objects then
Turn the printer off, and disconnect the AC power-cable. Open the printer cover & now give the printer a "blow-job" by compressed air.
If still problem exist then best & final option is to just contact to any Canon service provider

Anymore help regarding the issue, I am here to help
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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


I think there is a paper jam or something stuck in the sensor that is making it think there is a paper jam. It may be a very small piece of paper which you have missed. Look again.

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My all in one has an error message


E3 is a paper jam they may be small bit paper jam in side

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I get the E 3 error message which I understand means paper jam. There is no paper jammed in the printer. I unplugged it and replugged it and it sill shows the E 3 message.


E3 error mean if printer has jammed in the machine.Clear paper jam,or paper feed sensor was displaced.clear or check paper sensor then solve your problem.

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Open the cover and check the paper road for pieces of paper or something else drop in printer.

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Printer Error E3


E3 error -
If paper has jammed in the machine, clear the jam, reload the paper in the machine correctly and then press [Black] or [Color].

The above is direct from the user manual.
If there is no paper jam - look for any small pieces of paper that could be located near the roller sensor.

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