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Printer problems Hi there. I have been using my printer mp160 for about 8 months now and suddenly i`m getting a message that is flashing E5 which means printer carteridges are not recognised for this printer i havent changed them could you help thanks chris...

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  • steefpaul Jun 11, 2008


    I have excactly the same problem ?!!

    can anyone give us the solution to solve this problem ?!!

    thanks in advance.

  • meat techy Jun 11, 2008

    Hi i have tried all the above but sorry it didnt work



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Also, if you don't have the CD - you can download the drivers here on Canon's web site.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

  • Matt Schwartz Jun 09, 2008

    Not sure if my first post went though...

    Originally, I said you need to Unplug the printer then install the CD that came with it. You normally want to have the printer unplugged from the computers (usb) but plugged into the power before you install the CD. Install the CD that came with it and it will tell you when to plug in the USB cable and complete the install from there. You may have to click on a few buttons like NEXT, CONTINUE or FINISH before it actually finishes installing.

    I gave you the link to download the drivers above, if you don't have the original CD that came with it...

  • Matt Schwartz Jun 09, 2008

    My bad, I posted to the wrong printer problem. These were meant for Shelbi. Sorry!



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