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E5 Problem still persist on Pixma MP150

Despite following tips on this website and on others, I cannot get the E5 error to go away. I even used mptools to reset the counters on the cartridges. It says it does not recognise the black or colour cartridge - yet the black is a new one (I bought it after the refill black & colour caused this problem), and I don't want to waste €25 on a colour one to have the same problem. I have it set up to only print black. So cannot figure why the E5 will not go away.
Anyone fix this before - any suggestions I have found are no good.

thanks

Shaun

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SOURCE: Canon pixma mp150 e5 error

had the same problem - would not recognise ink - would not scan - would not print --- phoned up canon help desk - no solutions for ink problem or scanner problem - cannon say printer will require servicing - so the nice man is emailing me return centres -(no idea of cost yet???) will be looking for a replacement 3 in 1 for future use -

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

SOURCE: canon mp150 pixma printer error e5

code E27

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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SOURCE: e5 light

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

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 for menu 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


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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