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The error 5 means that the printer cartridge has been "turned off." It is a tactic that Canon has employed to try to prevent refilling of their cartirdges. Basically the machine is constantly checking for signs of a non-original Canon cartridge and has found something to tip it off. We most commonly see this with the color cartridges not the black. The solution is to replace the faulty cartridge.
this error list PIXMA MP160 /150 All-In-One InkJet Printer
CANNON PrintersMP150/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 inkcartridge is installed , or the ink cartridges are notinstalled properly E8 Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full E9 The connected digital camera /video camera does not support Camera DirectPrinting E14 The Ink cartridges whosedestination are wrong E15 Ink cartridge is notinstalled 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 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
E5 5 times The ink cartridges are not installed , or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed , or the ink cartridges are not installed properly . Check if supported ink tank(s) is installed, and re-install them properly, and then close the scanning unit.