Question about Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I already tried reinstalling the software
I checked all the cables,it's all connected
Copy & Print well, just the scanner is the probs..
It always says "there is no communication between scanner & computer".
Pls. help...

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  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    i cant engage scanner

  • k_s_bedi Oct 01, 2008

    When I scan, an error comes up on the monitor screen " Cannot communicate with the scanner.Cable may be disconnected or scanner maybe turned off. Check status. Scanner driver will be closed. Code : 2,155,0

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  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    Scanner diconnected,Same as the others

  • luvmyadidas Dec 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. All of the cables are connected and the software has been uploaded. The printer works perfectly and I can copy the document as well however when I try to use the scanner I get the error message cant communicate with scanner and computer. Can anyone help?

  • asma25khan Dec 20, 2008

    Same problem.  No solution.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    same problem!

  • nyengeh_626 Apr 15, 2009

    my printer won't scan. it say no enough space on disk...what was that supposed to be??what should i do??

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    I have the same problem. Canon says to uninstall, reinstall, blah blah. It never helps, and they just keep you going in circles with the stupid tech support "scripts" that they read through.

    Is there any REAL fix?

  • cristinascap Apr 29, 2009

    quero baixar um programa para usar minha empressora pois formatei meu pc era windows vista agora é windows xp como faço

  • gaal12 May 08, 2009

    I bought an HP Pavilion tx 1000 tablet notebook with pre-installed Vista. I installed the driver for Canon PIXMA MP160 but scanning does not work. There is no problem with printing, though. I have already tried to re-install but it does not work, either.

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    its fuked up

  • pasina May 11, 2010



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I guess u guys have to contact the cannon ..helpcenter

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