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Cannon Pixma 160 - How do I reset the ink level indicator

Recently purchased new ink cartridges for my Cannon Pixma 160 but the ink level indicators still display "ink levels low" plus warning LED's for both Black & Colour cartridges ???
Previous ink cartridge replacements have been ok.
I can still print ok but warning message appears with every print job.
How do I reset the ink level indicators ?

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  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    I have a Canon MP 160 printer. i put in a new color and black cart and the display still shows low ink and the light next to black is blinking and the light next to color is on stedy. How do I reset the display? Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    black ink doesn't print

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I replaced both ink cartridges and the printer says that I am still out of ink and will not print or give me options to reset or over ride

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    no ink level

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    will not power back on after trying to reset ink buttons

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    will not print

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