Canon PIXMA TS3151

By: Printerthinker - 01 June 2018

Canon TS3151 - Error Codes

If the printer displays an error message, the following information should help to diagnose the problem.

The led screen on the printer will flash a letter E and will then be followed by two numbers:

E02The printer is out of paper or will not feed.
E03The printer lid is open, or there is a paper jam.
E04The printer cartridge is not installed properly.
E05The printer cartridge cannot be recognised.
E08The ink absorber is nearly full.
E13The printer cartridges may be empty.
E14The printer cartridge cannot be recognised.
E15The printer cartridge cannot be recognised.
E16The ink has run out.
E31The wireless setup has failed.
E32Cannot find wireless router.
E34Wireless connect has failed.
E36Wireless connect has failed.
E37The wireless setup has failed.
E38Cannot connect to a wireless router.
E45Cannot connect to the network.
E46Cannot connect to the internet.
E47Cannot connect to the server.
E48Cannot connect to the server.
E52Failed to register the printer to Google Cloud Print.
E59Paper size settings do not match.

Canon TS3151 - Error E03

This error is normally the result of a paper jam. Small pieces of paper can get caught inside the printer mechanism if you had to rip the paper out of the machine. Have a really good look inside to see what is still stuck. It may not be paper that is causing the jam. It is quite easy to put an object on top of the printer only for it to fall in to the printer accidentally.

Canon TS3151 - Error E05

This error is shown when there is a fault with one of the cartridges. Remove both cartridges and then insert them again.

Having some old cartridges around can be handy in this case. Change each cartridge in sequence until the error clears, this should help you identify which cartridge is causing the problem.

Canon TS3151 - Error E08

This error is shown when the waste ink absorber is full in the printer. Every time the printer runs a head cleaning routine, it flushes some ink through the print heads to keep them clean and clear. That ink runs in to the waste ink absorber. It is normally a large sponge or tank.

The absorber can be can be cleaned, emptied and reset but it is an extremely difficult and messy process. This means that the printer is at the end of it’s life. Be careful when moving and disposing of the printer though. The ink absorber is full and so there is a small chance of the printer leaking when it is moved! To be on the safe side, put it in a large bag first.

Canon TS3151 - Reset Ink Levels on the Cartridges

The printer cannot physically see inside the cartridges to find out how much ink is left. The copper contacts on the outside of the cartridge contain the ink level information. It is not possible to reset the ink levels to full. If you refill your cartridge, the printer will always show an empty cartridge message.

You can override the empty cartridge message by holding down the “stop / reset” button on the printer for around five seconds. The printer should continue printing, and use any of the remaining ink in the cartridge.

If the printer thinks that both cartridges are empty, you will receive a second error message, and you will need to hold the button for another five seconds.

If the electronics on the cartridges have failed, unfortunately this process will not work.

Youtube Video: Override the empty cartridge message.

Canon TS3151 - Change Ink Cartridge

Youtube Video: Change the ink cartridges.

Canon TS3151 - Wifi WPS Setup

Youtube Video: Wifi WPS Setup.

Canon TS3151 - How to Copy

Youtube Video: How to copy.