Error codes for Canon MP240, MP250, MP260, MP270, MP280 and MP480 printers

This post contains many common error messages for several Canon printer models, what they mean and how to eradicate them from your system.

In this post, we are going to talk about some printers with Continuous Ink System installed, and already for sale all over Latin America. The chart below will present the error codes and the solution to eliminate the particular error, the common solution to resolve an error is by restoring the printer.

Therefore, if you do not see the error code appearing in your printer in the list below please leave a comment with as much information as possible about the error and we will get back to you and help you find a solution to resolve this issue.


We already wrote a post on this blog on How to restore Canon MP280 Printers, please also read this post it can be very helpful if you own this printer's model.
These error codes have been translated from Russian to Spanish, and then to English. We apologize for any misspelling or grammatical error found in this content, we are working hard to provide the best as we can and we will improve in the near future. If you have difficulties reading or understanding some parts, please comment below we will assist you to find a solution.


The information found on the following board can be used to eliminate the following error messages on most  of the Canon printer models:

E02/E03/E04/U053/E05/U051/U052/U059/E07/U075/U076/E08/E09/E13/U162/E15/U150/E16/U163/E19/P02/P03/P05/P06/P07/P08/P09/P10/P15/P20/P22

Remember to leave a comment below if these solutions are not working for you. We will answer every comment, those solutions are compatible with the printer's models including in the title only: Canon MFP MP240, MP250, MP260, MP270, MP280 and MP480 printers.

Most of the errors posted in this article appearing when the LED indicator turns yellow, with a permanent green flashing light in between.


Error
Number shown on screen
Error code
Meaning
Solution
Additional notes
E02
2
900
Out of paper
Put paper in the paper tray of your choosing and press the Resume / Cancel buttons
If there’s still paper in the tray, check your printer for any faulty or foreign object stuck in the tray that’s getting in the way of the paper feeding process
E03
3
1300
Paper jam
Remove the jammed paper sheet, close the printer’s lid and press the Resume/Cancel button,  
If there isn’t a paper jam in your printer, check the paper tray sensor
E04
U053 *
4
1687
The ink cartridge isn’t being recognized or hasn’t been installed on the printer properly
Install the proper ink cartridge on your printing device
If you’ve already installed an MPF-appropriate ink cartridge on your printer, clean the contacts on it and on the ink cartridge carriage. If this doesn’t help, you should replace this particular ink cartridge.

You will be able to tell if an ink cartridge is faulty by removing all of the cartridges from the printer and placing them back inside individually. Keep an eye out for any messages displayed on the screen of the computer attached to the printer. More often than not, the printer will blame the Colored ink cartridge, when it’s actually the Black one that’s causing all this trouble, and vice-versa. Solution compatible with Canon MP480 printers
E05
* U051U052 *U059 *

5

1401
1403
1485


No ink cartridges installed / abnormal ink cartridge overheating: ink cartridge EEPROM error message

Install the proper ink cartridge on your printer
If you’ve already installed an MPF-appropriate ink cartridge on your printer, clean the contacts on it and on the ink cartridge carriage. If this doesn’t help, replace the ink cartridge entirely.

You will be able to tell if an ink cartridge is faulty by removing all of the cartridges from the printer and placing them back inside individually. Keep an eye out for any messages displayed on the screen of the computer attached to the printer. More often than not, the printer will blame the Colored ink cartridge, when it’s actually the Black one that’s causing all this trouble, and vice-versa. Solution compatible with Canon MP480 printers
E07
* U075U076 *

7

1487
1486-1


The ink cartridge(s) is (are) out of place

Install the ink cartridge(s) properly
If the ink cartridges are set in place, you must restore the ink cartridges, or clean the contacts on the cartridge and the carriage. If this doesn’t help, replace the ink cartridge.

You will be able to tell if an ink cartridge is faulty by removing all of the cartridges from the printer and placing them back inside individually. Keep an eye out for any messages displayed on the screen of the computer attached to the printer. More often than not, the printer will blame the Colored ink cartridge, when it’s actually the Black one that’s causing all this trouble, and vice-versa. Solution compatible with Canon MP480 printers
E08
8
1700
Warning: the ink absorber pad is 95% full
Press the Resume/Cancel key to continue
If the ink absorber pad fills up completely, the printer will be blocked and stop printing until the counter is set back to zero (0)
E09
9
2001
The digital camera attached to the MFP printer is not compatible with it
Turn the digital camera off and press the Resume/Cancel button to continue
The printer cannot work with this digital camera
E13
U162 *
13
1686
The MPF can’t determine how much ink is left inside the ink cartridges (B Set and/or refilled ink cartridges)
Place the ink cartridge back in the printer or disable the ink level monitors
To disable ink level monitors, press and hold the Resume/Cancel key for more than 5 seconds. This will be labeled as”Stop/Reset” on your printer and is surrounded by a circle. However, it’s identified with a triangle in the printer’s user manual. Solution compatible with the Canon MP480 printer
E14
U140 *
14
1684
The MFP isn’t recognizing the ink cartridges: the ink cartridge doesn’t fit this printer model
Install an ink cartridge adequate for this particular MFP model

* Only for Canon MP480 printers.
E15
U150 *
15
1682
The ink cartridge hasn’t been installed /is incorrect: ink cartridge hardware error
Install an ink cartridge that’s appropriate with this MFP model inside the printer
* Only for Canon MP480 printers.
E16
U163 *
16
1688
The printer is out of ink
to Replace the ink cartridge or disable the ink level monitors hasta el residue de tinta dopechatat trabajo . Print quality is not guaranteed
To disable the ink level monitors, press and hold the Resume/Cancel button for more than 5 seconds. This button will show up in the user’s manual a triangle and has been labeled Stop/Reset on the printer. It’s also surrounded by a circle. This solution is compatible with the MP180 printer
E19
19
2002
An incompatible device has been attached to the printer: incompatible Hub error
Disconnect this device from the printer


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