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Although I bought a new printer cable to use with my Canon MP160, the printer only scans, it won't print. I tried turn off,rest, then on again; reset, start (both black and color buttons) and cannot get the printer to print.

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  • maryslarson Oct 16, 2008

    Is it possible to do this without the printer driver CD? In some household chaos, I cannot find my printer CD.

  • maryslarson Oct 21, 2008

    I went to your recommended site to downloadnew driver. It uninstalled the old and it looked like it was installing the new driver. However, now my computer thinks there is NO printer. I downloaded again, and again it says that the PIXMA MP 160 is not My Printer. I cannot get to anything else by going to start then Help and Support. At that site, it asks me to choose Canon, then on the right side it has no choice for the MP 160. The closest is the 150, which, when I selected it simply froze my computer. I had to hit CTRL>ALT>DELETE to log off.
    So I still have no use of my printer.

  • maryslarson Oct 21, 2008

    I went to that site, went thru the download.
    Tried to print. Message says No Printer Installed. . .etc. go to Help and Support.
    This is the same experience I had with last week's attempt to download. (and going to Help and Support, . . .etc/., just froze up my computer.


  • maryslarson Oct 21, 2008

    From my email, it looked like there were two solutions offered, tho I could only locate one.



  • maryslarson Oct 21, 2008

    When I click on My Printer on my desktop, it says, The Printer that supports My Printer cannot be found.

  • maryslarson Oct 27, 2008

    Given that I have not heard from you for more than 48 hours, do I assume that the printer is dead? The warranty ran out in July, so I wouldn't be surprised.

  • maryslarson Oct 28, 2008

    In working thru an earlier suggestion, the one that said don't be too impatient, well I waited andthe closest to the Canon 160 was a Canon 190, so I selected that.Now I have a MP 190 installed,which of course doesn't work.
    Otherwise, I think the last Canon link offered might have worked.
    So, how do I uninstall the Canon 190?


  • maryslarson Nov 01, 2008

    Thanks much! Saved me time and money to avoid replacing the printer!

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First, stop using Windows Help and Support for any error that shows up, it mess up things completely.

MP160 driver from Canon's website

Click on the above link AND make sure you select the correct Windows version that you have. Then the driver link will show up (and it displays Drivers on top of it).

Keep in mind that driver availability is dependent on the Windows version that the printer can support.

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If the printer can scan, then it is not a driver problem, however drivers should be installed in any case, just to exclude possible software malfunctions.

Check also in installed printer settings, in control panel, that the printer is set up as default printer. Try printing a test page from control panel printer properties.

If printer does not even print the test page, and you reinstalled drivers, then it is an hardware problem.

Probably the printer head has dried out ink, or the cartridge is faulty.

Try first replacing the cartridges.

If that does not work perform head clean procedure a couple of times.

If it still does not work, then the printer head must be removed and replaced, or soaked in cleaning solution to clean it.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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    Note 1: after downloading the driver file, you have to run the downloaded file, this will start an installer, and you will have to click next a couple of times.

    Note 2 : You need to unplug printer usb before running the printer software, the software setup wizard will tell you when to plug back the printer.


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Please try the following link
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=334&modelid=13368

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The best thing that you can do here is to uninstall and reinstall your rpinter software from your computer to make sure all settings are correct and printer software are properly installed on your computer....

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