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

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I have a problem with my Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet

I have a MP160 that is giving an error code E42,i thing it is a scanner error. Please tell me if i am correct and  how can i solve the problem

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  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    Error code 4, 2.
    Error 2 is 'No paper' and error 4 is 'Empty ink tank'. I know this because straight from the box I had the same 2 errors. Also when I lift the lid to replace the ink the carriage is supposed to go to the left so you can change the ink, but mine doesn't so when I move the cartridge carriage left and install the ink it still gives the errors.

  • lassecas Nov 13, 2007

    I have the same problem E42. Any help or new information?

  • chikooooo Nov 28, 2007

    I have the same problem. Also the on/off button flashes and the alarm flashes

  • Kimberly50 Dec 03, 2007

    I have the exact same problem. E42 appears and the on/off and alarm button are flashing, how do I fix it?

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    When I start my canon Pixma MP 160, The display Show E42 and any function cannot work please tell me what can I do

  • tsorin May 14, 2008

    Hello! I have exactly the same problem. Have anyone got the answer? Please help me!!!

  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. E42 appears and the on/off and alarm button are flashing, how do I fix it?

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    flashing a E42 error

  • arthas0729 Oct 02, 2008

    E42 problem in my Canon MP160

  • caradec Oct 20, 2008

    On my MP 160,I have 3 errors : error 2
    error 4 or error 42?
    error 5010
    Can you help me?
    Thank so much
    Best regards
    Nat


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Replace it, it's the easiest way. it's a scanner error

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I had the exact same problem with my MP150 & it is most definitely a scanner issue.

I slowly & very carefully pulled my printer apart (remembering where the parts & screws came from). On the left hand side of the scanner a small ribbon had been disconnected (the result of pulling it apart earlier to fix a severe paper jam) I simply pushed the ribbon back in & put the printer back together.

Although this procedure is pretty basic, I wouldn't recommend doing this yourself unless you have some computer building/ repair skills up your sleeve as the parts can look a little daunting if you do not know what you are looking at.

But then again if its broken & your looking at getting another printer anyway, whats the harm of trying.

Just make sure you disconnect the power first & its usually a good idea to ground yourself or use a static strap to avoid any damage to your printer.

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Hello there Mr Expert. I have just pulled apart my MP160 to remove some material (the printer cover) which was drawn in together with the paper. After reassembling I have an error E42. Any idea what is...


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