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MP160 will not print.

I added new colour cartridge, when i send picture to print it won't i get a staus error. It will not print a test page but paper still gets thread through. I tried scanning and that works. How can i fix this?

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  • liz_8225 Jan 09, 2009

    Where do i find that status error cause all i can see is status-error no code number, Where do i find this?

  • liz_8225 Jan 09, 2009

    Where do i find that status error cause all i can see is status-error no code number, Where do i find this?

  • liz_8225 Jan 09, 2009

    I have got it to print but now the problem is the colour is very dull how do i adjust it?

  • Logan Margulis May 11, 2010

    I know this might seem like a dumb questinos, but have you removed the tape that covered the ink nozzles on the cartridges when you unpackaged them?

  • Logan Margulis May 11, 2010

    Can you please tell me what the exact status error is? For example, a status error would be "e4". This will help me further investigate your printing issue.

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I recommend print heading cleaning which is an option on your printer. The instructions on how to clean your print heads are given at this link:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=238&modelid=13368

IF this does not solve your problem, please let me know.

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