Question about Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Also, it is not recognizing the ink cartridges at all.
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
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
Solution that WORKED!!!
posted on Feb 09, 2010
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" /> 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:
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
Posted on Apr 01, 2010
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.
Posted on Mar 15, 2008
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