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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 E3 blink message persist. We turned off and on and the error message is still there? Any suggestions?

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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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Concerned: Angel Bird

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