Sometimes your Canon MP280 will just stop in the middle of printing, and display an error message. The following information should help you diagnose the problem with the printer
The led screen on the printer will flash a letter E and will then be followed by two numbers:
E, 0, 2 = The machine is out of paper / paper does not feed. E, 0, 3 = Paper Output Tray is closed / paper jam. E, 0, 4 = The Cartridge cannot be recognised. E, 0, 5 = The Cartridge cannot be recognised. E, 0, 7 = Cartridge is not installed in the correct position. E, 0, 8 = Ink absorber is almost full. E, 1, 3 = The remaining ink level cannot be detected. E, 1, 4 = The Cartridge cannot be recognised. E, 1, 5 = The Cartridge cannot be recognised. E, 1, 6 = The ink has run out. In most instances you can hold the red reset button for 6 seconds, which will override the error message. This should allow you to use any remaining ink in the cartridge. E, 3, 0 = The size of the original cannot be correctly detected or the document is too small when the Fit-to-Page copying is selected. E, 3, 1 = The machine is not connected with the computer. E, 5, 0 = Scanning the print head alignment sheet has failed.