Question about Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I've just bought a second hand MP160,which I only intended to used as a scanner.
I can't get the scanner to operate due to an E5 error on the display,and a 2,114,0 error which appears as a pop-up when I attempt to scan.
Although empty,the cartridges are of the correct type and are seated properly.
When I remove the cartridges completely the error codes do not change.
Is an empty cartridge enough to cause this issue?
I got this Error 2,114,0 with my MP210 and none of the above fixes worked. This is how I have got it working again: Press and hold the maintenance (picure of spanner and screw driver) button and the reset button ( Inverted red triangle) together for five seconds or more. The flashing error code 1 and 6 will then stop flashing and replaced by a print copy no 1. The printer/scanner is reset and the scanner works.
Posted on Sep 21, 2011
Unloading and re-installing the drivers did nothing. Same results after a complete removal and uninstall. I suspect it may have something to do with the Canon call-back program OR the chip feature used in the cartridges after the cartridges have been refilled a certain amount of times.
Canon, Epson, HP and Lexmark ALL use this feature in an effort to deter owners from being able to save money using re-manufactured cartridges that run fine or even better than the factory issued ones.
Posted on Mar 23, 2008
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....
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
this the error code
E9 The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera
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 http://www.box.net/shared/4yblbn34kg
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.
Posted on Mar 23, 2008
How to use it??!!
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
Have you tried reloading the driver for the mp160 off canon's website
sometimes that helps the problem
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
I had the same problem when i first refilled my ink cartridges, i kept on removing the ink cartridges and installing them again, it worked for about a month or two, so first make sure the ink cartridges are placed correctly
Now, i have the same problem again, the easy solution is to replace both ink cartridges, make sure they are canons original ink cartridges.
You can also diagnose which ink cartridge is making the problem by installing one ink cartridge, then read the error message, if both ink cartridges are unrecognized most probably it caused the problem, then try with the other one, if also both arent recognized then it is damaged too, both will need replacement. If one of them is recognized in this procedure then the one recognized is okay.
For me, the colored ink cartridge is making the problem, when both ink cartridges are installed, they arent recognized, when i remove it, the black alone is recognized, i replaced the colored ink cartridges and the printer is operating normally
btw, the problem is in the connectors, they get worn upon usage, or the chip inside the ink cartridge, if the ink is low inside it and you keep on printing the ink will no longer be available to cool the chip and this will burn it, rendering it as unrecognized
hope that helped
Greeting from Jordan
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
Empty cartridges may cause this error. Here is the error code list for your printer
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
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
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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