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

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I can't get the scanner to work on my mp160. The printer and copier work fine.

I have tried everything but I am unable to get the scanner to work . I have reinstalled drivers checked connections I have windows 2000 and all other requirements. There is a windows error code 31 that pops up. This says check connections and make sure scanner is turned on.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    I have widows xp i install many times my cannon installation disc after that when i open Navigator and click Preview it show cannot communicate with scanner. Cable may be disconnected or scanner may turn off. Check status. Scanner driver will be closed. Code 2,155,0

  • ibbm Mar 20, 2008

    your sight really pisses me off

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    yeah mine has the exact same problem. it says "cannot communicate with scanner. cable may be disconnected or scanner may be turned off. check status. scanner driver will be closed. code 2,155,0"

    the strange thing is that I have sent this damn printer for check at the canon service centre. they sent it back saying everything worked fine. i could print with this thing though, so i really don't know what the problem is. quite angry about it.

  • Tisoy101 Aug 23, 2008

    Same. Same problem I have with my MP160. Printing works fine but
    scanning is the problem. When trying to scan, the message pops up
    "Cannot communicate with scanner. Cable may be disconnected or scanner
    may be turned off. Check status."

    This is weird. If I am able to
    print, how could it be possible to have cable disconnected...?? I think
    there is problem with their MP Navigator driver... I tried everything.
    I have reinstalled latest driver directly from Canon...everything...
    but nothing works... I am giving up on this thing

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Hi,
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....
I can't get the scanner to work on my mp160. The p - 75aba9d.jpg3f22050.jpg

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

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Same. Same problem I have with my MP160. Printing works fine but scanning is the problem. When trying to scan, the message pops up "Cannot communicate with scanner. Cable may be disconnected or scanner may be turned off. Check status."

This is weird. If I am able to print, how could it be possible to have cable disconnected...?? I think there is problem with their MP Navigator driver... I tried everything. I have reinstalled latest driver directly from Canon...everything... but nothing works... I am giving up on this thing

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

Haha!!!! i finally got it to work!!! all along i've been trying to fix the connection problem by unplugging and re-plugging the usb cable connecting to my printer. after 2 hours of trying i got fed up and unplugged and re-plugged the end on the printer instead. and it miraculously worked!

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Http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=334&modelid=13368

try installing using this driver, error 31 relates to the driver being incorrect. how is the scanner connected to the computer?

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