If an error codes is displayed on your Pixma MP280 printer, then you have to check what code is displayed next to the letter E. There are different Canon Pixma MP280 error codes for different issues. The below-given solutions might be helpful in solving the issues that arise with your Canon printer.


  • A few errors under this category might occur due to a paper jam in the printer.
  • Check for any paper stuck inside and underneath the printer and remove it carefully.


  • This Canon Pixma MP280 error codes also appears if there are issues with the ink cartridges.
  • Remove your cartridge from its slot. Wipe it with a lint-free cloth and place it back.
  • Take a test print once you finish.
  • Also, check if you are using genuine Canon cartridges.


  • The primary solution to this problem is to clean the printhead of the printer.
  • Check if any paper is stuck there. Remove it carefully with both your hands.
Canon Pixma MP280 Error Codes


  • Canon Pixma MP280 error codes corresponding to the issues of the printer appear on the display, and the printer stops printing.
  • The Error E02 pops up on printer screen when the printer runs out of paper. Filling paper will resolve the error E02.
  • When a paper jam occurs, E03 error will pop up on the printer screen. Merely opening the output tray will resolve the error.
  • If the ink cartridge is empty, E16 error displays and replacing with filled ink cartridge will resolve the error.
  • At times when there are too many Canon Pixma MP280 error codes, this can either be resolved by troubleshooting one by one or resetting the printer.


  • The error E02 shows that the printer is out of paper or unable to pick papers from the tray.
  • Initially, check if the input tray is extended properly. If not, extend it.
  • Load plain papers into the input tray after aligning them on a flat surface.
  • Check if there is a paper jam that has occurred previously near the input tray. Turn off your Canon printer and switch it on after a few seconds to check if the issue has been resolved.
Canon Pixma MP280 Error E02


  • The Canon Pixma MP280 Error E03 appears when a paper is jammed inside the printer.
  • It can also happen if the output tray is not closed correctly.
  • For rectifying the paper jam problem, remove the paper out of the Paper Output Slot or Rear Tray.
  • If a piece of paper is left inside the Canon printer, switch it Off and then raise the scanning unit cover.
  • Clear the obstructions and make sure not to touch any components located inside the Canon MP280 printer.
  • After you have discarded all the papers, close the Scanning Unit Cover and then power up the printer to solve the Canon Pixma MP280 error codes.
  • If you are not able to pull the paper out, turn Off the PIXMA printer and then power it On. The paper will eject automatically.
  • Reinsert new paper into the rear tray or cassette.
  • Now, press the Stop or Reset button on your PIXMA printer and then print a document to ensure that the Canon MP280 error codes issue is fixed.


  • The Canon Pixma MP280 error E04 code displays when the machine is not able to recognize the cartridges.
  • The Canon MP280 error codes usually occurs when the contacts of the cartridge become dirty or obscure.
  • You need not spend on new cartridges, instead, try cleaning the contacts.
  • Take the cartridge out from the printer.
  • Press the power button (ON/OFF) on the printer to turn it off.
  • Check if the color on labels of the cartridge and the slot into which it was inserted match.
  • Use a soft tissue to clean the contacts on the front of the cartridge.
  • Turn the printer on and wait until it remains idle.
  • Reinstall the cartridges into the printer and check if the Canon Pixma MP280 error codes has resolved.

Canon Pixma MP280 Error E05

  • The Canon Pixma MP280 error E05 appears, if the ink cartridge is not installed correctly or has a small opening at the ink discharge point. To resolve this issue, follow the instructions given below.
  • The first method you can try is resetting your Canon Pixma MP280 printer completely. Switch on your printer and press & hold the Stop button for few seconds to restart the printer.
  • Now, check if the Canon Pixma MP280 error codes continues.
  • The second method is reinstalling and clearing the blockage. Remove the cartridges from the printer and clean it. Replace the cartridge into the printer. Make sure to clean the cartridges using the lint-free cloth or tissue.
  • The third method is replacing the cartridge. Use this method as the last option.If the Canon Pixma MP280 error E05 gets resolved, then try a test print.

Canon Pixma MP280 Error E08

The Canon Pixma MP280 error E08 message indicates that the ink absorber in the printer is almost full. To fix this error, follow the steps given below.

  • Turn on your printer to fix the Canon Pixma MP280 error codes.
  • Press and Hold the reset button and press the Power button on your printer.
  • Wait for some time and then release the Power and Reset buttons.
  • Press the Reset button five times and then release the power button.
  • Now the computer will detect the new device.
  • The Installation Wizard will prompt click Cancel.
  • Open the Software Resetter MP280 folder in your computer.
  • A window will prompt to select a region. After selecting the region, click Main from the Clear Ink Counter option.
  • The message A function was finished will appear on the screen, click OK.
  • Go to Devices and Printers and double-click on your printer. The error should vanish.
  • If the Canon Pixma MP280 error codes persists, reset the printer.

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