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Error E 5 on the Canon MP160

I keep getting this same error e 5!!!
I have put in new cartridges (not refills)
I still get the same problem.
I tried all the suggestions on related to the MP160, but nothing has happened.
What I did notice was that when I do lift the top cover the cartridge carousel does not move to the cartridge release bay? Can this be a problem?
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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    yupp, me too. I got the camera only two days ago.

  • maclyo Dec 30, 2007

    Same problem! E5 error. Had both ink cartridges refilled. ICM did not reset, worked well until monitor hit empty. Can't even use scanner. Tried turning off monitor...tried several other suggestions from net, printer still not working.
    Sick of being ripped off...they are not selling printers they are selling ink. I will never buy anything Cannon again.
    Any suggestions how to fix?
    Thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    I keep getting this same error e 5!!!

    I have refilled the cartages.

    I still get the same problem.

  • sir gilles Feb 29, 2008

    I refilled both cartridge and my Mp160 is blocked:error E5.

    I try to reset the ink counter with service mode,I try the solution with tape cover, but I still have the same problem.Anyone can help me? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    Error E 5 keeps on occuring, although I've tried everything, including turning off the display, the printer and replacing cartriges.

  • qdistro Apr 01, 2008

    I keep getting this same error e 5!!!
    I have put in new cartridges (not refills)
    I still get the same problem.

  • minovg Jun 29, 2008

    I have the same problem with ERROR E-5. How can I bypass it?? Please help.

  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2008

    I have the same problem with ERROR E-5. How can I bypass it?? Please help.

  • 50 man Jul 18, 2008

    ink shows empty when new cartridge just put in orange lights still on help tried every thing else

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    I have put in new cartridges (not refills)

    I still get the same problem.
    I try to reset them but nothing.


  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    error 5

  • doclizardo Aug 10, 2008

    Yep Flashing cart lamps E-5 error, no print...So bottom line from whatI read here is to TOSS the piece of JUNK out as the carts themselvesare badly manufactured (force user to buy the manufacturers ink cartsto make more profit. The printer is just not worth it! Maybe we shouldget up a class action suite against Cannon for killing all refill usefor this printer. Seems to me that is a Clayton or Sherman actantitrust suit. Anyone a lawyer out there?
    email me please.

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    mp160 catridges not recognice

  • soko977 May 03, 2009

    same as above

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    same

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Try this website:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-support/printer-support/174311-solved-error-cannon-mp160-after-refilling-ink-tank.html

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    Why does my printer keep flashing E5? How do I fix it?

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No light on power,,but it has light on alarm..... can u gve me asolution for this?

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Hi,
CANON PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer
has few common problems. Such as Driver CD lost, Scanner does not work, Connection problem etc. For find all these software solution just click here....
Error E 5 on the Canon MP160 - 75aba9d.jpg3f22050.jpg

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    sreekumar tk Oct 09, 2013

    canon mp 160 pixma dispaly error code 5 what is the reason

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Try this:

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 4 times.

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I have an MP160 which is now over 7 years old and still going strong. I refill my own cartridges and sometimes get the E5 error after refitting a cartridge. More often than not this fix works for me.
With both cartidges fitted and the printer turned on, open the printer top and wait for the cartridge carrier to move left then right. Immediately it begins to move to the right, quickly push the carrier with your finger as far to the right as it will go and close the top. If you hesitate too long and the carrier starts its travel to the far left, close the top and wait until the whirring noises stop and try again. That usually clears the E5 error.
If it doesn't, open the top, wait for the carrier to park in left position and remove and replace both cartridges. After refitting, give each cartridge a gentle wiggle to help ensure that all the electical contacts are properly seated in the carrier, then close the top.
Note that if the cartridge is faulty, in my experience the E5 cannot be eliminated.

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You need to replace cartridges holder assembly

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