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PIXMA MP160 ink level reset

I need to know how to reset the ink level counter of the Canon MP160. It says " Low ink" when I just refilled the ink tanks. Please help. I need the tricks or software that resets the counter. Thank You very much! Have a nice day! :-)

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  • krapelli Nov 25, 2007

    I have changed both of the cartridges but when implementing a print request am informed that ink is low. All the maintenance checks have been performed with positive results

  • goran milicic Nov 26, 2007

    I need toknow how to reset the ink level counter of the Canon Pixma MP160 It says "Low ink" when I just refilled the ink tanks.Please help.

  • chiobes Feb 23, 2008

    Thank you very much for your time in helping solve my problem. After reading from other forums, I already disabled the "low ink level" warning using the same method you posted pressing the stop/reset button, however I realized the ink level monitor was useful as it would remind me when to refill the cartridges. What I was wanting to know was how to REALLY reset the ink counter without having to change the chips and/or cartridges. I guess it would be impossible to do it. Or maybe some people would come up with the chip resetter for Canon like the one people use with Epson? Also, refilling the color ink made my print outs wierd. I'm not sure what happened but I think the colors mixed in the cartridge that I got green instead of yellow, purple instead of red. I got no problem with the blue and black, though. I opened the tank and cleaned the sponges, nozzles, and head thoroughly, but the same problem persist. I ended up buying a new expensive color cartridge! Can you guys give me tips on how to refill the color tank without having to mix up the colors? Please? Cheeeeeeeers! :-)

  • Gilbert55 Feb 27, 2008

    How to reset after refil ink into MP160 3in one

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    My MP160 printer was displaying low ink sign and messages. I put new cartridges, not from Canon, but from others. It prints ok, but low ink sign is still thee. Why? I cannot find anywhere to "install new ink".



    How do I install a new ink if it is not by Canon?

  • LShiv May 22, 2008

    My printer will not print anymore because the ink absorber is full. How do I fix that?

  • scottie2 May 29, 2008

    cannot reset low level on colour cartridge

  • marcelcool03 Jun 28, 2008

    reset printer

  • toppe12 Aug 03, 2008

    i have a same problem as he or she does



    the printer does not recongize the refilled ink...



    if you want a help me out



    please send me the e-mail...



    my address is toppe12@msn.com



    Thank you very much~ !!

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    The ink absorber is full. i can't print anymore

  • khalil shaik Sep 02, 2008

    displa par 5 E alater, color ink our black ink aa rha hai iska problama batao..............

  • QUEENSHORTY Sep 04, 2008

    I CANT CHANGE MY PRINTER SO THAT IT WOULD PRINT IN COLOR

  • malcolmligon Sep 12, 2008

    I need to know how to reset the ink level counter of the Canon MP160. It says " Low ink" when I just refilled the ink tanks. Please help. I need the tricks or software that resets the counter

  • absolute_ang Oct 19, 2008

    Just changed the black ink and it still says low ink.

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    new ink and cartridges wont light up? none of the buttons have any effect?

  • forever08_se May 11, 2010

    please solve the problem

  • mike H smith Aug 01, 2012

    WE are here to help each other overcome the corrupt policies of printer manufacturers, not to make money off those in need of assistance...if I were a Mod , I would ban you forever, for even suggesting an absurd notion like that. I feel offended, I help other folks ona lot of sites to empower them, NOT to make a quick buck. Regards, Mike.

  • Chadwick johns Aug 15, 2012

    There's a little risk in refilling the cartridges but let's admit it, inks are expensive. I tried the reset steps from this site,http://resetprinters.com/how-to-reset-ca... ---it did work for me and saved me lots of dollar.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Canon i9900 reset ink counter

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If you hold the resume/stop button on the printer for 10 seconds when you go to print it shouldn't give you anymore messages about that cartridge. This printer never forgets a cartridge and you may have to do it for each one you buy, unless you always refill the same one.  For a PC you can disable the status monitor of the ink by going into control panel, printers & faxes then right clicking on your printer. click properties. pick the maintenance tab then "view printer status" button. click option the click enable status monitor .. then click OK.  If you do this your printer will never tell you if ink is low anymore. 
hope this helps everybody.  I know I was frustrated about it!!

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In time you won`t be able to print; after a period of flashing lights, your cartridges will be NOT RECOGNIZE !!! It is happened to me, we must find a way to solve this problem....

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Man! I have had this problem forever now and I jst solved it.

I kept thinking there has GOT TO BE A WAY!

well there is. I ahve not figured out a way to do it for free but I did find a cool little machiene that you can use to clear these chips and reset it so it works just like a new ink cart again.

Some of the sellers are getting over 50 bucks for these though. a blue one costs about 58.00 a red one is about half that. both do the same thing and it takes about 5 seconds per ink cart. use it for years on the batteries it comes with. or you can buy one that plugs in the wall for 80.00

go to eBay and type in the search Cannon chip resetter you will see them there.

i was thinking about getting a wall unit then charging everyone I know for this service. LOL it would pay for it's self fairly quick i would think. say like 8 or 10 bucks for all 4 - then they buy a boat load of the cheap ink with no chips and I do that for 8 people and poof I getthe machiene free.

In July 2008 a new hack willbe here i have read, where you dont putthe chip in the cart anymore, it goes on a plastic strip and inserts in the macheine - then you dont have to worry about it. sounds cool to me.

I have teh MP510 this resetter works for any printer that uses these carts.

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I have exactly the same problem and want to know how you disable the ink level monitor for canon ix4000...without refilling the cartridges! is it possible? helllp

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The ink absorber is full
canon pixma mp160

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From what I've been able to find out about it you need to buy some kind of smart chip and install it in the cartridge after refilling it. I just let the lights flash.

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I need to install the cd.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

Stinkyink now offer ink cartridges for the [url=http://www.stinkyinkshop.co.uk/acatalog/Canon_Pixma_MP160.html]Canon Pixma MP160 ink[/url]. Oh and it's free delivery too!

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

Its so easy to refill the canon 40 and 41 cartridge just drill on top of the cartridge and put an ink apropriate colors

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

My printer said teh ink absorber is full

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Http://printer.go.ro/ reset cartridge for CANON MP and IP series

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

Pay in the near ink shop they will refill your ink

or buy a new ink

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For my pixma mp600 i just pressed the "ok" button after the "!" mark goes up and it stops.

that should do it.

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