Canon imagePROGRAF iPF Hardware Error 03130031-2F16
Hardware error 03130031-2F16 can be a relatively painless fix. As with anything, there are no guarantees, and you should be prepared for the worst.
What The Code Means
The 2F16 error is a mist fan error. The printer has discovered that the rotation of the mist fan is not detectable.
Before I recommend the fix, please lift the upper cover and make sure there is nothing blocking the carriage from returning to its home position. Turning the power off while the carriage is not docked can allow air into the ink tubes, creating a bigger problem.
Once you are certain there are no obstructions, reboot the printer. Don't just turn it off and right back on. Be sure to wait a few moments before turning the power back on.
If the error clears, go back to your normal printing! But if the error comes back, you will need to take additional action.
In the event a reboot did not solve the problem, it will be time for some repairs. We always recommend having repairs completed by a Canon Authorized Service Technician. It is the choice that has the highest chance of successfully diagnosing and repairing your printer.
In the event you have an older model printer that is no longer supported by Canon, we recommend finding an independent servicer. Only as a last resort should you attempt making the repair yourself.
Before attempting any repairs, be sure to unplug the printer from its power source, and exercise caution. Electronic devices are capable of causing injury, death, or further damage to the printer. We strongly recommend hiring a professional If you are not experienced with electronics.
Steps to take:
- Check the bundled wires in the mist fan drive circuit
- Replace the mist fan unit
- replace the main controller PCB
Purchasing a new printer may be more cost-effective than buying the components of this repair have the potential to cost more than the cost of a brand new printer. The decision should be considered before purchasing parts. Once you've committed to repairing versus replacement, you may, in the end, find out that replacement is still needed anyway.
Keep in mind, older printers may no longer be supported by new computers and operating systems.
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