Question about Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Ink level counter disabled, not recognizing new (refilled) cartridge.

I've tried multiple refilled cartridges and my Cannon MP160 wont print because it hasn't detected the new ink level!!!

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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2008

    same problem - current solutions suggested don't work.

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    My printer isnt detecting the ink cartiages my printer is a Dell AIO 926

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    Yes refilled existing black cartridge fine, but then printer kept telling me colour cartridge was low which was impossilbe as is hardly used. Tried all the maintenance tool cleans to no avail. BUT this best solution works perfectly - great cheers

  • jea4 Mar 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. Bought refilled cartridge. The store gave me the same instructions on this website to reset the counter. I have attempted the steps 5 times. The printer still doesn't recognize the cartidges.

  • dekstuff Apr 26, 2008

    Have the exact same problem. Canon SUCKS. This should not happen. Why can't I fill the ink cartridges on my own?

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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....
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Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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Now this is for the black PG-40 and CL-41.

After refilling your cartridges for the first time, you need to disable the ink monitor.

The instructions are in your manual. You know the book that no one seems to read.

Start button > Settings > Control Panel > Printers > (right click on printer model) > Printer Preferences > Maintenance Tab > View Printer Status > Option.

In the options menu you must left click on the enable status monitor. The check mark will disappear and the ink monitor is now disabled.

If you get a pop up message saying anything and the printer is flashing orange. Click ok on the computer, if no ok button. Hold the feed button on the printer for a few seconds.


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I once found a trick on the web to bi-pass the empty cartridge problem, but now it's started up again and I need to re-enter the code series, where can I find it again? I refill my own cartridges, and have for many years, without problems, but now this stupid Canon MP160 doesn't want to allow this. This is MY machine, I should be able to re-fill it if I want to. Do you not agree? Thanks.

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

  • ahviste Feb 08, 2011

    Don`t forget, it`s Canon!

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Reset CANON MP 160 INKTANK

1.
unplug the power cord

2. press and hold down the <ON/OFF> button and reconnect the power cord
3. press the <STOP/RESET> button 2 times and then release the <ON/OFF> button
4. Display LED show "0" press the <+> button 1 time Display LED show "1"
5. press the <Start Color > button 2 times and then press the <ON/OFF> button waitng for testing out 2 pages
6. Open the cover. The carriage that holds the ink will move to the left hand side. and then unplug the power to the printer
7. Push down on the end of the black cartridge. A clicking noise will be heard.
8. Slide the cartridge out of the holder towards you.
9. Push down on the end of the color cartridge. A clicking noise will be heard.
10. Slide the cartridge out of the holder towards you.
11. Once both cartridges are removed, unplug the power to the printer (without turning it off).
12. Reconnect the power cord.
13. Turn on the printer.
14. Open the cover. The carriage that holds the ink will move to the left hand side.
15. Place the black cartridge in the bottom of the printer.
16. Slide the black cartridge back until is cannot go back any further.
17. Push up on the end of the black cartridge, a clicking noise should
be heard.
18. Place the color cartridge in the bottom of the printer.
19 Slide the color cartridge back until is cannot go back any further.
20. Push up on the end of the color cartridge, a clicking noise should
be heard.


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Put in real ink carts

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this came straight form canon in a reply email

Thank you for your inquiry concerning your PIXMA MP160. We value you as
a Canon customer and appreciate the opportunity to assist you. We
regret to hear that you are experiencing difficulties with the ink
levels in your PIXMA MP160.
This message may be resolved by resetting the unit. Please follow these
steps:
1. With the printer powered on, open the cover. The ink will move to
the left hand side.
2. Push down on the end of the black cartridge. A clicking noise will
be heard.
3. Slide the cartridge out of the holder towards you.
4. Push down on the end of the color cartridge. A clicking noise will
be heard.
5. Slide the cartridge out of the holder towards you.
6. Once both cartridges are removed, unplug the power to the printer
(without turning it off).
7. Reconnect the power cord.
8. Turn on the printer.
9. Open the cover. The carriage that holds the ink will move to the
left hand side.
10. Make sure the orange cap is off of the bottom of the black
cartridge.
11. Place the black cartridge in the bottom of the printer.
12. Slide the black cartridge back until is cannot go back any further.
13. Push up on the end of the black cartridge, a clicking noise should
be heard.
14. Make sure the orange cap is off of the bottom of the color
cartridge.
15. Place the color cartridge in the bottom of the printer.
16 Slide the color cartridge back until is cannot go back any further.
17. Push up on the end of the color cartridge, a clicking noise should
be heard.
Please note that the color cartridge will stick out further than the
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