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Your machine is a Pixma MP160. It can use either the PG40 or PG50 Black cartridges, and the CL41 or CL51 Colour cartridges. These can be refilled, but the cartridges have a memory function that will need you to bypass the printers cartridge level calculator. Your cartridge refiller should be able to provide you with instructions for this.
When you refill your canon cartridge, especially for color one, it happens. (after 4~5 times of refills)
So you have to replace the cartridge with brand new one.
(for your additional reference, it doesn't happen to black cartridge)
So at least you can refill black...
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All cartridges are "tracked", which basically just means that when you run the cartridge down on one printer, if you put it in another it will still appear to be empty. With refilled cartridges, your printer may see it as empty because it has been empty once before. If your printer accepts it and still prints, your best option is just to let it go. Print with it and just ignore the message. You'll know when you need a new one because your printouts will start to fade or streak.
If your printer won't accept it or print at all, you can try performing a hard reset to try and trick the printer into thinking it has a new cartridge.
1. Open the cover and take out the cartridges.
2. With the cover open, unplug the power source from the printer.
3. Wait 20 - 30 seconds for the printer to reset.
4. Install the cartridges and close the cover.
5. Plug in the power source.
6. Turn the printer on and let it go through its regular startup process.
The hard reset option is not a guaranteed fix, but it is a good idea to try; it works on many models and brands very well but there are some that fail to recognize the refilled/remanufactured cartridges after a reset.
Black printer ink in HP Printer may fail to be recognized by the printer. Most times an error message will be sent indicating that something is wrong with the black print cartridge. Sometimes the printer may accept to print with the black ink, but the printouts may have horizontal lines and very illegible letters. In such a case a manual cleaning of the print head should be carried out. In doing the manual cleaning, one should spray Windex heavily on paper towel and wipe off the surface of the print head. http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-40171-printer-not-printing-black
Try turning both your pc and your printer off. then turn them on again. try taking out the black cartridge and try printing with the color one. if it prints, the black cartridge is the problem. If it still says "offline", and therefore you can not do anything, try replacing the usb cable. if that doesn't help, you can remove your printer's installation from your pc, and then add it again, that usually helps.
The error 5 means that the printer cartridge has been "turned off." It is a tactic that Canon has employed to try to prevent refilling of their cartirdges. Basically the machine is constantly checking for signs of a non-original Canon cartridge and has found something to tip it off. We most commonly see this with the color cartridges not the black. The solution is to replace the faulty cartridge.
Turn the printer on. Remove the cartridges. Gently clean the electric contacts on the cartridges and the cartridge carrier. Put the cartridges back in. If the light is still flashing, and your printer won't print, one of your cartridges is faulty. I suggest you go to the refill shop and consult them which cartridges needs a replacement. Does any message appears on your monitor when you try to print something? Usually, a message saying "problem with black/color cartridge" or something similar, that's why I am asking.
Here's how to reset the printer so it doesn't give you the out-of-ink message:
1) Hold down the flashing yellow RESUME button for almost 1 minute
2) Open the cover
3) Release the cartridge(s) (#30 is black, #31 is color), and then reinstall cartridge(s). Close cover.
4) Turn printer OFF (I had to wait and try this numerous times as green light was flashing & it wouldn't shut off. Wait, then press OFF again. )
5) Turn printer back ON, and cheer when it prints.