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Flashing lights on black and colour ink cartridge indicators

Hi, I purchased a Canon Pixma MP160 All-in-one Printer recently. It came without cds and user manual. I downloaded the drivers for the printer, but because I dont have a user manual I dont know why the lights are continually flashing on the display panel for the black and colour ink cartridges. Another problem which may be related is when I print pictures, there are horizontal lines across the entire page?
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Laura

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  • Accenture Jan 25, 2008

    Thanks for reply. I did the cleaning, cleaning the nozzles and deep cleaning several times and the lines are still there. If you have any other suggestions they would be appreciated. The lights are also still flashing for both black and colour cartridges!

  • Accenture Jan 25, 2008

    Both Cartridges are brand new

  • Accenture Jan 25, 2008

    Great. I'll try that over the weekend, hopefully it will work. Thanks for you help.

  • Accenture Jan 30, 2008

    Hi,

    I tried cleaning thee cartridge as explained above and unfortunately it didnt work. I've contacted the cartridge retailer and I'm returning the cartridges. Thanks again for you help.

  • Accenture Feb 13, 2008

    I've been sent replacement cartridges and the lines have disappeared. Thanks again for your assistance.

  • paperpen May 11, 2010

    Lost my instruction manual and need to know how I replace the ink cartridge.

    Thanks

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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....
Flashing lights on black and colour ink cartridge  - 75aba9d.jpg3f22050.jpg

http://www.canon.com/printer/prob676ijt65/solution

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1. Printer manual here:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=334&modelid=13368

2. Horizontal lines means clogged nozzles, it can dissapear after proceeding to a nozzle cleaning from the printers software, maybe a deeper cleaning (more then 1 time)
If problem persist, you should clean the nozzles with other metods, if you are interested let me know, i will write you how to do it here in an other post.

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    Iuliu Ciupe-Vaida Jan 25, 2008

    one more question - lights are usually flashing indicating inklevel is low and replkacement is soon needed. Are the cartridges new or old ones?

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    Iuliu Ciupe-Vaida Jan 25, 2008

    If you have some tehnical skills, you can remove the cartridge and desassembly the printhead (where the cartridges are in) and do the following:

    Put a paper-tissue on a small plate (like a coffee-cup plate), then put some boiling water on it, just 2~3mm of water over the tissue.
    Put the printhead with the nozzles part downside on the tissue, in the hot water.
    Let it stay there in the water 30 min.
    Put the cartridges back on the printhead (without installing it in the printer), rap it in an other clean tissue, than shake it strongy as if you want to force ink to get out trough the nozzles.
    Get the cartridges again out of the printhead, install it in the printer, then install the cartridges again and run a few cleaning processes from the printers maintenance software.

    It should work if it's just a clogging of black nozzles, and it seams to be so from your description.

    If you dont have the tehnicall skills needed, Canon gotcha, or you can visit a local specialist to make all this for you, they usualy have better equipmens, as ultrasonic cleaners and special solvents that makes all this easyer.

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    Iuliu Ciupe-Vaida Jan 31, 2008

    YOU should ask replacement of printhead, rather then replacement of cartridges, because if nozzles are clogged or defective on printhead all cartridges will supply with ink the old printhead, so the lines will not dissapear!

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    Iuliu Ciupe-Vaida Feb 13, 2008

    Glad that everything is ok now!

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