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"Gclanton" had it right.
I had the same problem today. I ended up taking a piece of paper and from the back side started lightly forcing the paper in the back slot. I had the top cover open where you replace the ink cartridges. Towards the back you can see the paper start coming into the printer next to some rollers. On mine there was a small black switch about an inch from the right in the middle of the plastic piece above the rollers. Once I started pushing this paper in I could see this switch was stuck in the down position. After several minutes of pushing the paper in and out the switch moved up and out of the paper path. I then pulled out the paper and hit the ok button and it came on line. This may work better with a piece of card stock.
That switch is the issue.  I ended up finding an object lodged against the switch.  Needed a flashlight, plastic giftcard and a tweezers to get it out.  Works great now.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered 14 hours ago


Hi,
You can download driver software for your Cannon Pixma MP250 from here. Select your OS to find the apt driver.
Hope this helps, please rate and leave a comment if the solution was helpful, thanks!

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Dec 04, 2018


If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Dec 04, 2018


Hi Robyn
PRINTING ON REVERSE SIDE OF PHOTO PAPER

The only realistic choice here is for you to chalk this episode down to experience, buy some new photo paper of the correct type to produce your preferred outcome and then do another print run of the postcards.

I always advise, when printing on exotic papers and even when producing ink intensive printing on ordinary paper, to print a single test copy first and then study the result, rather than completing the entire print run in one go.

Because of the lack of absorbency on the reverse side of the paper you used, I would also recommend temporarily putting the printer settings back to regular paper and printing a test page, so the micro-nozzles on the print head are cleared of any excess ink. If the test page is not perfect, then also run your printer's Print Head Cleaning maintenance tool. Then reset the printer back to photo printing for another run at your postcards.

Good luck.

I hope this helps.

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Canon Pixma... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


There are two possible ways to remove the error from your printer. First is to actually clean the absorber pads that are full of waste ink. The second is to reset the printer to clear the error and let the printer print again.
Clean the two absorber pads. Its is actually two absorber pads located on the right side of the printer, under the ink cartridges when it is in home base position.
How to access the pads and remove it for cleaning?
Turn on the printer. Lift the top cover to expose the ink cartridges. As soon as you lift up the cover the cartridge carrier will move away from its home base.. Then the pads will be exposed. It will be a dirty job so be prepared with your tweezer and extra cloth for some ink spill. Using the tweezer, lift up the pads sitting on a rubber retainer. The pads can be easily clean by placing it under a running water. Warm water will be nice to remove the ink from the pads. After this, you can now return the pads. However, the problem will not be solve especially if you are currently facing the waste ink absorber full error or E-27.
Use a reset procedure to clear the error in your printer and start printing again
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} 1. Turn on the printer
2. Press the MENU key
3.
Press SCAN button
4.
Press the COPY button
5. Press the SCAN button then wait until it enters the service mode.
6.
Select NVRAM ACCESS further OK
7.
Select SET ABS-M LEVEL and set value equal to zero
8.
Select SET ABS-R LEVEL (if any) and is set to zero.
9.
Turn off the printer
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Do this as many times if the first attempt didn't work until it fully reset.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. Open the cover, move the cartridges to the centre, and then press the pad of absorbent paper towel onto the waste ink pads. You can locate the waste ink pads to the right of the cartridges. This will absorb a lot of ink in the pads and that will remove the warning after you reset the printer waste ink tank counter. You can reset your Canon Printer by following this procedure—

1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button.
2) When the Power 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 on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button 4 times for waste ink counter reset.
5) Turn off the printer.( it must be turn off) then turn it on again.


Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


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Canon Pixma... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


this is caused by drying up of print heads, u may use deep cleaning in maintenance menu and/or replace the ink catridges

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


Hello thanks for asking, i notice you you really did some valid but the problem still exist. Please check the settings for your printer to make sure they are correct, and please uninstall and reinstall the drivers for the printer once again and please make sure its the right drivers for your printer.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


http://ezinearticles.com/?Canon-Ink-Absorber---How-To-Clean-It&id=880842
Firstly, it might be important to note that the waste ink absorber is a little pad that sits under the cartridge's "home" position and collects any loose ink that may be on the cartridge. This prevents smudges, so it's a good thing to have. Many ink jet printers have them, but as far as I know, only Canon PIXMA printers display an error when a certain internal counter suggests that the ink absorber may be full. If you've done a lot of printing, the ink absorber may actually be full and you might need to have it cleaned or replaced to ensure the best printing quality. However, if you haven't printed that much or you have and you just need to print something right this minute, there is a way to reset the counter and stop the error from showing up again. Until the counter reaches a certain unknown point, that is, in which case you'll have to repeat the procedure.

Heres a canon link for finding your nearest service centre http://www.canon-europe.com/Support/Consumer_Products/services_locator/index.aspx However, you may want to review the following links - which explain how to do the cleaning yourself Theres a number of solutions on this link http://www.fixya.com/support/t181480-waste_ink_absorber_canon_ip_1600 This is not your exact model - but maybe useful to watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVpjqBr7KjU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IrBdw7el2E Theres some instructions on this post on how to clean http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/printer/41279 But Beware of causing any damage

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


http://ezinearticles.com/?Canon-Ink-Absorber---How-To-Clean-It&id=880842
Firstly, it might be important to note that the waste ink absorber is a little pad that sits under the cartridge's "home" position and collects any loose ink that may be on the cartridge. This prevents smudges, so it's a good thing to have. Many ink jet printers have them, but as far as I know, only Canon PIXMA printers display an error when a certain internal counter suggests that the ink absorber may be full. If you've done a lot of printing, the ink absorber may actually be full and you might need to have it cleaned or replaced to ensure the best printing quality. However, if you haven't printed that much or you have and you just need to print something right this minute, there is a way to reset the counter and stop the error from showing up again. Until the counter reaches a certain unknown point, that is, in which case you'll have to repeat the procedure.

Heres a canon link for finding your nearest service centre http://www.canon-europe.com/Support/Consumer_Products/services_locator/index.aspx However, you may want to review the following links - which explain how to do the cleaning yourself Theres a number of solutions on this link http://www.fixya.com/support/t181480-waste_ink_absorber_canon_ip_1600 This is not your exact model - but maybe useful to watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVpjqBr7KjU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IrBdw7el2E Theres some instructions on this post on how to clean http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/printer/41279 But Beware of causing any damage

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


Dear all,
I will try to help you. Paper jam error may be caused by some possibilities. So, please notice this indication:
  • If the printer status is READY immediately after Power ON then Paper Jam Error message appears while feeding the paper: Sheet Feeder Unit is faulty or any other material (such as broken paper) present inside paper path blocking paper end to reach paper feed sensor.
  • If Paper Jam Error messages appears immediately after Power ON: Paper feed sensor or logic board is faulty
Corrective action:
  • Remove the material from paper path
  • Replace Sheet Feeder Unit
  • Replace Paper Feed Sensor / Logic Board
Please rate me as Fixya if you find this useful for you. Thanks.

Source:
Canon Inkjet Printer Forum

Re

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


The check ink tank is an error message based on either:
1.) How many pages have been printed
2.) How many times you have replaced ink tanks
3.) How many hours the Printer has been on.

Most of us understand this is based on a page print counter.

There is usually a method to turn this off using a manufacturer's method taht's leaked out to the tech community. There are a few Canon tricks and I'll post one to you later that may or may not help.

I do want to assist you first and foremost on the payment you believe you were charged by the receipt being issued. This may have been a glitch as this does happen but you need first peace of mind on the billing and then support. As you have posted this 'help ticket' into the Free Forum, I'll also see if we can reset your Canon too.

Can you give me the date on the receipt and an invoice number first?

Thanks,
Worldvet

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


I've been having the exact same problem. Apparently its from a switch that doesn't signal to the printer that the output door is closed. On the printer, it looks like there should be a small plastic piece on the output door that pushes against the switch when its closed, thereby signalling that the door is shut. The switch is located just above an electronic switchboard that is directly behind the panel that has the two long rectangular buttons and the USB input on the right side of the front of the printer (when looking directly at the printer, that is). I have the cover off of my machine, but don't really know if the switch is supposed to be pushed down, or up, to signal that the door is closed. According the forums below, once I get that figured out, then it should be fixed. None of the forums clarify whether the switch is supposed to be pushed down or up. I'm no technical whiz, so it's not so obvious to me as it may be to other people. If it doesn't work, then I'll let you all know. If it does, you may never hear from me again as I'll likely forget all about this posting.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t345435-ip4300canon_printer

and

http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=14495&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

The most difficult part of it all is getting the cover off. Make sure you have a few flathead screw drivers, or something else that is about 3mm wide, thin but sturdy, and then insert them into the 4 slits in the printer before pushing hard to release the plastic hooks that lock the cover to the base of the printer. I'm sure I'm not making any sense, but a forumer at the xkcd website explains it pretty well. It just takes a bit of force. Hope it works!

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


The waste absorber is full ,Replace the pads
then if you still get the error,you can reset it by following the directions below.
(reset without replacing pads can cause damage)

1) Enter SERVICE MODE By pressing Menu-Scan-Copy-Scan
2) Enter NVRAM by pressing <--- or ---> then OK
3)SET ABS-M LEVEL TO 0
4)OK

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


Heres a canon link for finding your nearest service centre http://www.canon-europe.com/Support/Consumer_Products/services_locator/index.aspx However, you may want to review the following links - which explain how to do the cleaning yourself
Theres a number of solutions on this link http://www.fixya.com/support/t181480-waste_ink_absorber_canon_ip_1600
This is not your exact model - but maybe useful to watch Theres some instructions on this post on how to clean http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/printer/41279 But Beware of causing any damage


Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


Try the below website. It is especially for Canon.
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/42085

Hope this helps and works as it has worked for many others too. I am one of them.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


Heres a canon link for finding your nearest service centre http://www.canon-europe.com/Support/Consumer_Products/services_locator/index.aspx However, you may want to review the following links - which explain how to do the cleaning yourself Theres a number of solutions on this link http://www.fixya.com/support/t181480-waste_ink_absorber_canon_ip_1600 This is not your exact model - but maybe useful to watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVpjqBr7KjU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IrBdw7el2E Theres some instructions on this post on how to clean http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/printer/41279 But Beware of causing any damage

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


Heres a canon link for finding your nearest service centre http://www.canon-europe.com/Support/Consumer_Products/services_locator/index.aspx However, you may want to review the following links - which explain how to do the cleaning yourself
Theres a number of solutions on this link http://www.fixya.com/support/t181480-waste_ink_absorber_canon_ip_1600
This is not your exact model - but maybe useful to watch Theres some instructions on this post on how to cleanhttp://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/printer/41279 But Beware of causing any damage


Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018

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