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Canon mp 160

The alarm light is on and it doesnt work i took of the ink carthiges so i know it needs ink but it should still scan the alarm was on before i took the cartriges off there is a e then a 5 flashing also

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  • kattabomman Aug 18, 2008

    I bought a canon Pixma MP160 printer last year. Now both ink finished and the printer alarm light is on. I bought two cartridges one black and the other color (PG 40 and PG 41) and replaced the old cartridges. To my surprise now also the alarm light is on. The printer is not working. Please tell me what I have to do . The serial no of the new cartridges are T4960999273389 (PG40) and T4960999273440 (PG 41).



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Hi dear

this the error code
E9 The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera
Direct Printing
E14 The Ink cartridges whose destination are wrong
E15 Ink cartridge is not installed 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 rise error
E27 Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full
E28 Ink cartridge temperature rise 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
E2-2 No paper (ASF)
E3-3 Paper jam
E4 No ink
E5-5 The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed ,
or the ink cartridges are not installed properly
E8 Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full

First, download the software at

Secondly, to run the software your printer has to be in service mode. Do that by
- unplug cable
- press and hold "power" button
- plug cable
- press "resume" and release
- release the "power" button
At this stage, your computer will detect a new hardware

Run the software.



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