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My MP160 has an error code E5 and nothing I do will move it

Also, it is not recognizing the ink cartridges at all.

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I think you may have answered your own question.
Here is a list of error codes for your printer, as you can see the code E5, means the cartridge is not installed properly or un-supported.
I would remove cartridge, check slot for debris, clean contacts on cartridge, re-seat cartridge and then try again. If all fails then try a new cartridge, as the other one could be faulty.
If you still have no joy, you probably have a faulty print head unit.

E2-2 = No paper (ASF)
E3-3 = Paper jam
E4 = No ink
E5-5 = The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed, or the ink cartridges are not installed properly
E8 = Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full
E9 = The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera Direct Printing
E14 = The Ink cartridges whose destination are wrong
E15 = Ink cartridge is not installed 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 rise error
E27 = Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full
E28 = Ink cartridge temperature rise 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

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Solution that WORKED!!!
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posted on Feb 09, 2010 My MP160 has an error code E5 and nothing I do wil - 0%20ratings_thumbs.gif 514402f.jpg
My MP160 has an error code E5 and nothing I do wil - canon.gifrks Rank: GuruMy MP160 has an error code E5 and nothing I do wil - computers_small.pngi.fixya.net/uploads/images/canon.gif" alt="canon.gif" class="h_mi" /> computers_small.png Expert Rating: 87%, 1202 votes Hi there Canon printers MP 160 AND MAYBE OTHERS A) E5, E6 or E4 - it is cartridge's error - to fix press the "stop\reset" button for 5-7 sec. and then release
B) E27 - it is code for reset absorber (EEPROM reset or Waste ink counter reset) and follow the described below procedure:
With the printer powered off but connected to a power source,
1) First..while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button, press the Power button..do not release the Power button 2) Wait till the Power light is ON, then while still pressing the Power button... press the Stop/Reset button two times (visible for alert-orange-LED lights on & off). 3) When releasing both the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into the service mode. Waiting for menu selection visible for:

  1. On/off light is fixed green
  2. Display shows "0"
  3. A4/Plain paper light is fixed green
4) Being in this Service mode, 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 2 LEDs (A4<>Alert) switch alternately into orange and green, starting with orange.(Note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset).
The number of Reset button pressing: 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 turned off)
then turn it on again. Only in B) case you can enter into "service mode", in A) case if have e.g. paper jam, or another error you CAN'T enter the "service mode" Try it

THANKS..JUST GREAT!!!

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SOURCE: Ink Cartridge Refill Error E5

press and hold (stop/reset) for at least 5 seconds, then release it. It will tell the printer that refilled ink tanks are installed. Therefore, allowing printing to continue.

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CANNON PrintersMP150/MP160 ERROR CODE

E2-2 No paper (ASF)
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E4 No ink
E5-5 The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported inkcartridge is installed ,
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E8 Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber
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E22 Carriage error
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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






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Whats the meaning of error in canon e5 error?


"E5: The ink cartridge(s) is not installed. / The ink cartridge(s) cannot be recognized.

The ink cartridge may not be installed properly, or an unsupported ink cartridge may be installed.
Install a recommended ink cartridge.

Make sure to install both ink cartridges even when you set the machine to use only one ink cartridge in printing.
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My MP160 has an error code E5 and nothing I do will move it


have you installed a new ink cartridge? one of your inks may have been dead.

You need to use a genuine cannon cartridge since cannon printers does not accept generic inks.

hope this helps, please rate.

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E5 and 2,114,0 errors on Canon MP160


Empty cartridges may cause this error. Here is the error code list for your printer

E2-2 = No paper (ASF)
E3-3 = Paper jam
E4 = No ink
E5-5 = The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed, or the ink cartridges are not installed properly
E8 = Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full
E9 = The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera Direct Printing
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E23 = Paper feed error
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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


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Thanks, Joe

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Error code E5


hi dear

hi dear

may the error code or how many blinking can solve your problem

this is the list of error code

How to clear Error Code Canon printers MP150 MP160
CANNON Printers MP150/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 ink cartridge is installed ,
or the ink cartridges are not installed properly
E8 Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber
full

E9 The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera
Direct Printing
E14 The Ink cartridges whose destination are wrong
E15 Ink cartridge is not installed 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 rise error
E27 Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full
E28 Ink cartridge temperature rise 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





try this methode

Methode 1

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 LED 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 formenu selection)
4) When the LED 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.)
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 See waste ink counter reset
procedures below.
5 times Orange Destination setting See Destination setting
procedures below.
6 times Green Print head deep cleaning
11 times Orange Button / LCD checking
12 or more times Returns to a menu selection


that's all


maybe it can fix your problem



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cropp


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