Question about Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Before you try this, put a couple of drops of resin-free oil such as 3 In One (sewing machine oil) or a tiny bit of penetrating lube on the shiny rod on which the carriage rides.
The original lube may have either dried out or has turned into a paste-lube gunk that is making the carriage hard to move.
If the 'rubber band' has teeth on the inside, it is the printhead drive belt and it may be stripped.
If the printhead centers for cartridge changes when opening a cover, let it center, pull the power cord out of the wall and carefully attempt to move the carriage by hand.
If you hear a similar noise, then the belt is stripped and will have to be replaced.
I'm not familiar with your model so can't advise if this is a do-it-yourself job or not.
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
SOURCE: Horrible grinding noise
The problem sounds like a broken or stripped gear in the printer. If the unit is under warranty I would contact the authorized repair station for that printer in your local area.
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
Procedure for replacing Cartridge
When FIne Cartridges run out of ink, replace them. using the following steps.
Handling Fine Cartridges
-Once the protective tape is removed, do not touch the electrical contacts or Print Head Nozzles on a FINE Cartridge. The printer may not print out properly if you touch it.
-To maintain optimal printing quality, we recommendthe use of specified Canon brand FINE Cartridges.
Refilling is not recommended.
-Once you remove a FINE Cartridge, replace it immediately. Do not leave the printer with the FINE Cartridge removed.
-Replace empty cartridges with new ones. If you insert FINE Cartidges that has been removed once, the printer may not print properly due to some reasons such as clogging of the nozzles. Furthermore, with such cartridges, tlhe Low ink warning may not be displayed properly.
-Once a FINE cartridge is installed, do not remove it from the printer and leave it out in the open. This will cause the FINE Cartridge to dry out., and the printer may not operate properly when it is reinstalled. To maintain optimal print quality, use a FINE Cartridge within 6 months of first use.
-Color ink may be consumed even when printing a black and white document or when black and white printing is specified.
Color ink is also consumed in Print Head Cleaning and Print Head Deep Cleaning, which may be necessary to maintain the printer's performance.
1) Make sure that the printer is on, and then open the Front Cover.
The FINE cartridge Holder move to the left.
Cautuion : * Do not hold the FINE cartridge Holder to stop or move it.
* Do not touch the metallic parts inside the printer.
Important : If the Front Cover is left open for more than 10 minutes, the FINE Cartridge Holder moves to the right. Close and reopen the Front Cover to return the holder to the left.
2) Remove the empty FINE Cartridge.
a) Push down the FINE Cartridge.
b) Remove the FINE Cartridge.
Important: - Handle FINE Cartridge carefully to avoid staining your clothes or surrounding area.
-Discard empty FINE Cartridges according to the local laws and regulations regarding disposal of consumables.
3) Prepare the replacement cartridge.
a) Unpack a new FINE Cartridge and remove the orange protective tape. gently.
Important : - Handle FINE cartridge carefully to avoid staining your clothes or surrounding area.
- do not re-attach the protective tape once you have removed. Discard it according to the locals laws and regulations regarding disposal of consumables.
-once the protective tape is removed , to not touch the electrical contacts or Print Head Nozzles on a fine cartridge. The printer may not print out properly if you touch it.
-Be careful not to stain your clothes and hands with the ink on the removed protective tape/
4) Install the FINE Cartridges.
a) Insert a new FINE Cartridge all the way into the appropriate slot. The Black FINE Cartridge should be installed into the left slot and the Color FINE Cartrige should be into the right slot.
b) Push up the FINE Cartridges until it clicks into the place.
Important : The printer cannot be used unless both the FINE Cartridges are installed.
5) Close the Front Cover.
Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Have a good day.
Posted on Nov 26, 2009
Hi You can Try 2 things.
There is some foreign object blocking your cartridges carriage that disables it from moving. Generally when this happens, something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.
First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.
If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there
It may be a piece of paper or a scotch tape or a staple wire.
Clean the timing strip.
The purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) may be not lubricated well enough .
Lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps); this repair probably require to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism.
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Posted on Feb 10, 2010
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