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Error E3 on Pixma MP160

Error E3 showing (paper jam) on Pixma MP160 - it appears to try to take in the paper at one side but will just not go through the printer and I can't see any reason for this. A few weeks ago I had E27 error but managed to reset printer and have printed loads since this error message.

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  • julesrowe_03 Jul 12, 2008

    how do you take it apart???

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Looks like there is something stuck in the insides of the printer preventing it from running to one side. A small paper clip, Ball pin etc., can cause this. You might have to take it apart and look for it. I had fixed a similar problem recently and the stuck object is "HAIR BALL!"

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