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Canon Pixma MP160 "Head ID Error" when try to print.

Hello, I have a Canon PIXMA Printer Model: MP160.
The problem is the following:
If I turn on the printer and wait until he fully started up I get 2 LEDs lightning and the digit display, too. The LEDs, which blink, are (b) and (c) and on the digit display I get "E" on the 1st flash and "5" on a second flash.
I tried printing on my Ubuntu box (9.04), with a driver FUNCTIONING 100%, (http://turboprint.de using the latest version) but the program gives me a "Head ID Error" and it doesn't print.
I don't know what this means exactly.
I gave a pretty detailed description of my problem. I hope for some help, please.

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E5 is "The ink cartridges is not install or a non supported ink"
Probably one from your cartridges is defective.Replace the cartridges.

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