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Printer always indicate E5 and say that cartridges are not conform the printer altough they are original

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I've got the same proble. It seems that there's a possibility to reset the cartiges, but works only on windows and I've got a mac. Maybe it will help you.

1. Download "mptool" software, it's the software you'll use to reset
2. Connect the usb cable to the printer and to the computer
3. Disconnect the printer's power cable from wall jack
4. Press the start button on the printer an KEEP IT PRESSED
5. While keeping it pressed reconect the power jack
6. Still keeping the power button pressed when it becomes green, (don't release it) press the reset button (the first button from the left of the power button)
7. The yellow error led should light up and the New Hardware Instalation wizard should appear on your desktop; click the automatic install, or use the instalation cd's.
8. Now you can release the power button
9. Use the mptool to reset the cartiges
10. Restart the printer

Now it should work, let me know if it worked please tony10dj@yahoo.com
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Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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Error E5 means a problem with cartridge chipset, here follows reset procedure, it does not always work:

Error E5 is a problem with cartridge ink counter. This happens when you use refilled or not original crtridges.
Try removing cartridges and putting them back in place.

Here is the whole service procedure for Pixma, you must use this to reset the ink counter:

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 the specified number of time(s) according to the
function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in
orange and green, starting with orange.)
The number of the Reset
button pressing
LED Function Remarks
0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print
2 times Green EEPROM print
3 times Orange EEPROM reset
4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset
procedures below.
5 times Orange Destination setting See Destination setting
procedures below.
6 times Green Print head deep cleaning
11 times Orange Button / LCD checking
12 or more times Returns to a menu selection

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Error E5 means a problem with cartridge chipset, here follows reset procedure, it does not always work:

Error E5 is a problem with cartridge ink counter. This happens when you use refilled or not original crtridges.
Try removing cartridges and putting them back in place.

Here is the whole service procedure for Pixma, you must use this to reset the ink counter:

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 the specified number of time(s) according to the
function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in
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LED Function Remarks
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procedures below.
5 times Orange Destination setting See Destination setting
procedures below.
6 times Green Print head deep cleaning
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If it does not work you will need to buy a new set of cartridges, possibly original ones. If you just bought cartridges tell the seller they are faulty and ask an original set of cartridges as replacement.

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