Tip & How-To about Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer

Error Code U163

[Although specifically written for an MX310, this should work for all MX and MP series Canon printers.]

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Error Code U163 (Ink Cartridge Empty or Low)

First of all, Yes, this is a common problem.

When you open your printer up, by lifting the Scan Cover, you will see lights blinking for the cartridge that is low or is empty.

1.) A lamp blinking once every three seconds means your cartridge is low.
2.) A lamp blinking once every second means your cartridge is empty.

Using your printer with an empty ink cartridge is capable of harming your printer, according to Canon Engineers.

Until such time as you can replace the cartridge you can use the method described below to temporarily turn off the error message.

Press and Hold the Stop/Reset button for 6 full seconds and then release it? Use the one Mississippi method of counting.

The Scan cover must be closed completely and locked in place. And the ink cartridge must be firmly locked in place as well.

Please advise me of your results. There may be a more complex problem involved and it is important to have the necessary data in order to get you back to working again.

Regards,
Worldvet

NOTE: If this doesn't resolve your Canon problem and you want to try another Tip that may work, you can try this Tip written by Darklord. At least give it a read, it has been known to reset some Canon printers.

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Click Link = http://www.4all2sell.com/driver/Canon-PIXMA-MX310-All-in-One-XP-Vista.exe
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