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E5 error code occurs in certain models of Canon Pixma printers such as the Canon MP160 and Canon MP150, you may receive an E5 error when trying to print. In this state, you will not be able to use any of the functions of your printer. The error itself is an ink cartridge error. It may be that you are using generic or off-brand ink cartridges in your Canon Pixma printer. Canon Pixma printers do not work with other brands of print cartridges; invest in Canon brand ink cartridges and this should take care of your problem.
this error list PIXMA MP160 /150 All-In-One InkJet Printer
CANNON PrintersMP150/MP160 ERROR CODE E2-2 No paper (ASF) E3-3 Paper jam E4 No ink E5-5 The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported inkcartridge is installed , or the ink cartridges are notinstalled properly E8 Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full E9 The connected digital camera /video camera does not support Camera DirectPrinting E14 The Ink cartridges whosedestination are wrong E15 Ink cartridge is notinstalled E16 - Ink remaining is unknown E16 -E19 Failed to scan head alignment sheet E22 Carriage error E23 Paper feed error E24 Purge unit error E25 ASF(cam) sensor error E26 Internal temperature riseerror E27 Waste ink absorberfull or platen waste ink absorber full E28 Ink cartridge temperaturerise error - E29 EEPROM error E33 Paper feed position error E35 15 USB Host VBUD overcurrent error - USB E37 17 Abnormal motor driver error E40 20 Other hardware error E42 22 Scanner error
Make sure all carts are seated properly, sometimes they pop up. When you open the cover, the one with the blinking light is the problem one. It's also possible to have a defective cart. from Canon as well.
try to install a new driver from here
otherwise ur error code means
The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed, or the ink cartridges are not installed properly. Install cartridges properly.
so try to clean the cartridge pinout well by using Acetone or something like that also try to clean the pinout of the cartidge mount inside the printer when it's power is off.
Also if you are using the Refillable ink cartilages stop they always cause major issues 1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button. 2) When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button. 3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection) 4) When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)Note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.
The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks 0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print 2 times Green EEPROM print 3 times Orange EEPROM reset 4 times Green Waste ink counter reset
5) Turn off the printer.(it must be turn off) then turn it on again. Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one and to go on helping.
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