Canon imagePROGRAF iPF Hardware Error 03130031-290A
Hardware error 03130031-290A applies to printer models that have a hard drive. This is not a major error, but it may require some parts. I wouldn't be overly concerned about the future of your imagePROGRAF iPF large format printer unless you don't know how to use a screwdriver.
What is hardware error 03130031-290A?
Long numbers can be intimidating. In this case, your hardware error is telling you the printer is having a difficult time talking to its hard drive. The service manual says the HDD is not connected or was not detected at startup.
Can I Fix The Error
Most of the time we recommend doing a quick power cycle first. It won't hurt to try. If the 290A error comes back when the printer powers up, you will need some tools.
How To Fix The Error
Depending on the model, the hard drive could be located in a few different places. Contact us for specific information about locating the hard drive on your Canon imagePROGRAF iPF.
Unplug the printer from the wall.
Once the HDD has been located, you want to check the connections. PLEASE USE CAUTION. THIS IS AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND YOU CAN HARM YOURSELF OR DAMAGE THE PRINTER.
If connections are secure and the display still shows hardware error 03130031-290A, you may need a new harness or a new HDD.
290A Isn't My Code
If 290A is not the error code displayed on your screen, please see our blog post that lists all the possible 03133310 error codes so you can learn more about your specific error.