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asked Oct 25, 2006 at 8:21am
Canon Canon Personal Copiers (PC) 160

Canon MP160 waste tank reset

Seen resets for alot of the canon printers, wondering if anyone has one for the MP 160? Thanks in advance for any help!
You can take out the main plug cord when it's still in the "changing area"and then tou can put back the reffiled tank!!!
SIMPLE,SIMPLE,you stoopid people!!!
by Anonymous on Jun 21, 2007 at 12:26am Add comment
Hello,

I' refilled my MP 160 many times, someones in a refiller store and other at home, but now, the printer often doesn't turns on if I' ve turned it off. Insted of it, it keeps the alarm led (the upper yellow one) and doesnt] respondo, for days and days, the only way to stop it is taking th printer out of the electricity, but one I put the power wire/cord back it turns the same light on, over and over again.
But if I keep the printer out of the electricity for several days, one puted beck the power cord/wire, it works normally!!!!

But I cannot turn it of again, never and never,

What can I do to stop this problem???!!

Thank you!
by unknown on Sep 10, 2007 at 12:29pm Add comment
I have workaround for the empty tank issue:
- buy or borrow another not empty tank
- place it in
- start the printer
- it recognises the "new" tank
- turn off the printer
- put back the old, empty, but refilled tank
- turn on the printer
- print something
- it will pop up a dialogue window saying
"The ink level of the black/color tank cannot be
determined. The ink level determining function will be
disabled for the black/color tank.
If you want to continue printing without this function
press the Start button on the printer."
- Press the Start button on the printer and ignore the
button 'Cancel Printing' appearing on the dialogue window.
- The dialog window disappears.

You can print your refilled tank as many times you want from this time.

When you go to 'Printers /Canon /Properties /Maintenance / Printer Status / Ink Information' it says that the ink level measuring function has been disabled for: black [40] / color[41]. You can ignore this this message, the printer will work perfectly without this stupid function.
by sirmerlin01 on Jan 20, 2007 at 6:49am Add comment
I have the same problem, please help us, how to reset the MP 160?!
by igoen_gunawan on Mar 16, 2007 at 9:05pm Add comment
OK. I forgot to add
"- turn on the printer" line
before this one:
"- put back the old, empty, but refilled tank"

The point is that the printer driver will pop up a dialogue window saying the it turned out that bloody ink level sensing function, and after it you can print with the old refilled tank. - Anonymous
Thanks! It working.
by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2008 at 5:09am Add comment
Take down the main case that covers the mechanical and cartridges area(it's the one that covers actually all),and when it parks the carriage (watch out for the switch of the scanner bed,i mean the one that turns on when you lift up the upper scanner bed,you will find it on the left side attached to metal chassis,and make sure it's switched on-put around it some duck tape,then you can easily pull out the black cartridge,but of course the printer will have to be SWITCHED OFF!!!
GOOD LUCK!!
by unknown on Jun 21, 2007 at 12:23am Add comment
yes same as mine,,everytime i put on the power the alarm led is on and u cannot turn on or off the power..
by king on Oct 14, 2007 at 3:35am Add comment
This problem is severe, it,s the fourth time I,ve sent to authorized tech service ando the problem persists...

They,ve changed peaces and nothing.....

And for the tech who written to buy another...

Hear in Brazil it's +- R$250, what means $142,52 (US Dollars).

I'm a student, and for it is somethink...

But wasn,t this problem, Cannon is a very good printer and I really love it, but I want it fixed..... - unknown
Source: http://maztikno.wordpress.com

First, download the software at http://www.box.net/shared/4yblbn34kg

Secondly, to run the software your printer has to be in service mode. Do that by
- unplug cable
- press and hold "power" button
- plug cable
- press "resume" and release
- release the "power" button
At this stage, your computer will detect a new hardware

Run the software.

Good luck!

I have successfully reset my cartridges using this metode.
by unknown on Feb 9, 2008 at 7:07am Add comment
tried ur guidance on a Pixma MP170 and the error messege disappeared after the reset but now the LCD displays in japanese and the computer gives a messege that the printer is offline. can u help me about that? thanks - Anonymous
I honestly can't believe anyone would go to all this trouble for a $50 printer. Just go buy a new one, but better yet, buy a better one with more quality and features like a MP600 or MP830 or a MX700, but for a MP160? naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

BAB
Authorized Canon Tech
by BAB on Feb 16, 2008 at 6:18am Add comment
Well a mate of mine has a new MX700 and within 3 months started playing the cartridge not recognised routine making the MX700 unusable, no wonder I always buy HP stuff for my clients, what is the reset procedure for an MX700 to clear this Canon proprietary CHIP issue, it's really a bit of a joke! - unknown
uuh cause someone found a way to bypass your stupid scheme of making money out of us with your page limit cartriges you tell us not only not to 'waste' time to overcome it but also to buy a more expensive one ...corporate hypocrite. - Anonymous
Thank's lwt138, it worked very good and very easy!
by unknown on Apr 1, 2008 at 7:10am Add comment
I'm in Brasil too Iporã, and the cost of this printer to me was about $200,00 (US dolar). This solution solved my problem and gave me back my printer.
by unknown on Apr 1, 2008 at 7:15am Add comment
Glad that it works.
by unknown on Apr 2, 2008 at 4:59am Add comment
check the installed printers in the control panel, there should be another MP170 installed. Select that one.
by unknown on May 1, 2008 at 6:44pm Add comment
thanks , Now I've deleted all mp170 printers and reinstalled the printer and it works now, it is reset as well. now can u tell me how to reset the language to English on the printer menu, but plz be aware that u have to tell me the steps exactly as I will perform it blindly as u tell me (japaneses language is the current)thanks
by Anonymous on May 8, 2008 at 5:54am Add comment
I don't own MP 170 and I don't speak japanese. Sorry...
But, check your user guide or check here http://www.instructionsmanuals.com
It says
Go to system setting by pressing "menu" repeatedly.
Under system system: (use left and right to navigate)
- Print settings
- Pictbridge Set
- Others Press OK
Under "Others": Date/Time Set up, Read Only Mode, Power Save Mode, Language Setting.

Good luck, otherwise try to get someone who knows Japanese or contact Canon.
by unknown on May 8, 2008 at 7:19am Add comment
Thanks for ur concern. actually anybody who have an MP170 can help me as he can tell me the steps to do as he would be able to read the LCD. I already have the onscreen manual but it is not helpful; it tells u go to system settings!! which is possible only if I can read the LCD. so plz if anyone has an MP170 to help me thru this thanks - Anonymous
Source: http://maztikno.wordpress.com

First, download the software at http://www.box.net/shared/4yblbn34kg

Secondly, to run the software your printer has to be in service mode. Do that by
- unplug cable
- press and hold "power" button
- plug cable
- press "resume" and release
- release the "power" button
At this stage, your computer will detect a new hardware

Run the software.

Good luck!

I have successfully reset my cartridges using this metode. u can c it in the same page just scroll up


by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2008 at 4:00pm Add comment
Hi,

I Could reset the cartridges using lwt138 methode. MPTool displays that the ink level are full now. But when I restart the printer (by unplugging the cable) and thus when the printer is in normal mode, the same error E 5 is still displayed.

Could anyone who resolved the E 5 error with refill cartridges help me?

Thank you,
Xenoforge.
by unknown on Aug 8, 2008 at 9:18am Add comment
Regarding your problem, with language, I had the same problem in Russian. If you email me at [email protected] I will send you the details on how to fix it, if you haven't already worked it out. Cheers David
by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2008 at 12:38am Add comment
freebilloon,

mptool worked for me, I could see the ink levels were set to +/-100\% after reset. But E5 error was still present when 'rebooting' the printer in normal mode.

Xenoforge
by Anonymous on Sep 4, 2008 at 2:22pm Add comment
Here's something interesting. I cannot get the "reset waste ink" function to appear on my mptool menu. Reset functions for EEPROM and BLACK/COLOR ink cartidges are there....but the reseting waste ink function doesn't come up as an option (the buttons are "dead"). Any idea why? I'm running in "low-level" mode.

Also, seems it cannot tell a COMPLETELY DEAD cartridge to reset anymore. Anyone else find this and have a solution?

Cheers!

BW
by unknown on Sep 21, 2008 at 10:16am Add comment
TO: BAB - Authorized Canon Tech who posted:

I honestly can't believe anyone would go to all this trouble for a $50 printer. Just go buy a new one, but better yet, buy a better one with more quality and features like a MP600 or MP830 or a MX700, but for a MP160? naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!




THIS DOESN'T MATTER OF MONEY. ITS A MATTER OF RESPONSIBILITY AS A HUMAN BEEN.

Because a people like you, who wasted the precious resources of the Earth, and create huge number of IT waste.
by Anonymous on Nov 27, 2008 at 10:25am Add comment
http://digitalgraphy.wordpress.com

METHOD1 works fine on MP150!
by Anonymous on Dec 24, 2008 at 11:34am Add comment
go to this link
http://canonresetter.co.cc/MPTool-to-reset-MP150.html
download the softwere
and follow the instruction
it's working for me
by Anonymous on Dec 31, 2008 at 4:52am Add comment
MP160 is a good printer..i use CISS with the printer.have print thousand of pages with the printer.using CISS with MP160 is extremely economical..after some printing, the printer detect that the ink is empty,then i reset using MPTOOL..firstly, have to enter the service mode..
~just plug off the cable..
~press the power button..
~plug in the cable..
~dont release power button..
~press the resume button (while holding the power button)..
~release the resume button..
~release the power button..
the pc will detect MP160(copy 1) <-- this is the printer service mode
~run the mptools..
~reset both black and color ink..
~shutdown the programme..
~plug off the plug..
~plug in the plug..
~press the power button..
the ink is reset..print until the printer detect the ink runout..then do the same thing over and over..just take less then 5 minutes to reset..much more economical then buying new canon ink..waste of money and resources..go green..help preserve the earth,if not much,a little is OK..
always try to learn to repair thing, develop a habit of repairing instead of buying new one.
here's the web for the mptools software.MPTOOL 0.9.6
http://www.ipt.nm.ru/
http://l471f.wordpress.com/2008/01/14/reset-printer-mp160-pixma/
by unknown on Jan 14, 2009 at 9:17pm Add comment
This thread has been "almost" very useful on my MP160. After a few tries I could enter service mode, but the indicator shows 0 all the time. When I press Reset the On/Off button turns green and off every time I press Reset. I open the MPtool utility but all the buttons aren't available, they're "dead". Can anyone help please???
by unknown on Jan 30, 2009 at 5:08am Add comment
Sir, there's a big diff between "service mode" and "low level" mode. They are not the same.

Here are instructions:

The MPTool is designed for service works with the printer Canon MP-Series
when in Low-Level mode. This is NOT the same as "service mode"

Currently supported for
MP150, MP160, MP170, MP180, MP450, MP460. MP150, MP160, MP170, MP180, MP450, MP460.

BEFORE activating MPTool...you need to

To activate LOW LEVEL mode:

1. Unplug the power cord to the printer for a moment.

2. Then, hold down the on/off button while plugging in the power cord.
Keep holding the on/off button down.

3. Right away the green power light (in the button) will turn on solid. 
Keep holding the on/off button down.

4. Press and release the Stop/Reset button.
(the button w a red triangle in a red circle)

5. Now you can release the on/off putton.


The  green power light will go off and the yellow Alarm light will stay on.
Now you can run MPTOOL and resetting the ink counters will work.

Your printer will show up as "another" Cannon printer.
When you finish you must again unplug the power cord for a moment
and then just plug it back in. After you do this, you'll see both
printers listed in Printers (controll panel) and one will show as
offline. You can then rename this offline printer as "Low Mode Canon"
or whatever works for you so you don't mix it up with other functions.

These instructions took some time to translate from Russian, so I hope
you enjoy! Cheers!

ButtWeasel - Anonymous
after several time i tried...finally it work out....thanx 4 the knowledge and guidance...Even at 1st it didn't work...but i keep trying and finally...yehaaaa!!!...Thanx all...
by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2009 at 11:59am Add comment
thanx dudes thanx for the support
by cobra on Apr 1, 2010 at 4:55am Add comment
Hi, can anyone help me to fix E5 error on my mp160 printer, can I use mptool? please..
by Anonymous on May 22, 2010 at 7:09pm Add comment
I had the same problem, here is the solution:

After PowerOn press:

MENU 7x
Right Arrow 2x
OK
Right Arrow 3x
OK
and you are in the Language Selection
First language from left side is really Japanese (Left Arrow to max position), the second one is English - i.e.

Right Arrow 1x
and OK
It worked for me, I hope it will help to you too.

(Sorry for my english ... :-)

Pavel Pokorny
by abservis on May 28, 2010 at 10:31am Add comment
When my MP 160 shown E4 error (while i knew, the cardge is not empty and damaged) i tried several methods to reset/resume the printer. All failed. Than, accidentaly, I pushed 'copy' button (xero function, 4th from right, including poweroff) and printer just... copied blank page! Blank, since nothing was on the glass. And there was no E4 error then and after that, i was able to print:)

So, my suggestion is:

when your printer doesn't want to print with E4 error, try to use xero function:)
by unknown on Oct 14, 2010 at 12:45pm Add comment
Wow., Anonymous (1/31/09 4:06 AM) thank you so much!!
i have tried many many ways to reset the ink level (with and withought mptool) and your instruction is awesome! thanks for helping us all!
by unknown on Oct 19, 2010 at 5:34am Add comment
Thanks! I managed because the method offered by Anonymus. I thank you very much! Good luck!

1. Unplug the power cord to the printer for a moment.
2. Then, hold down the on/off button while plugging in the power cord. Keep holding the on/off button down.
3. Right away the green power light (in the button) will turn on solid. Keep holding the on/off button down.
4. Press and release the Stop/Reset button.
(the button w a red triangle in a red circle)
5. Now you can release the on/off putton.

The green power light will go off and the yellow Alarm light will stay on.
Now you can run MPTOOL and resetting the ink counters will work.

When you finish you must again unplug the power cord for a moment
and then just plug it back in.
by unknown on Apr 10, 2011 at 1:48am Add comment
Hi Florinache!
I followed your steps and I now have an orange light flashing. Please could you explain as simple as possible, what the next step is? What is MPTOOL?
by Duda on Oct 27, 2011 at 2:23pm Add comment
could anyone summarize how to clear error 5. I've tried above procedure, unfortunately the error 5 still appears. thank for any suggestion
by unknown on May 28, 2012 at 10:38am Add comment
I have an mp160 and i have the same fuckin E5 problem

I happen to have 2 refilled black and colored cartriges and a half-empty color one.

I've been using a few tricks but none seem to work but i stumbled upon useful way to use the scanner with empty cartriges.

1.Unplug the power cord.
2.Hold the power button and plug the cord.
3.Press the disconnect what ever red triangle 2-3 times
4.The orange 0 should show up press + and it will say 1.
5.Put some paper, press color print button and the power button.
6.The machine will print 2 white papers.
7.After its done open the cover-cover and get rid of the cartriges.
8.While the cover is opened unplug and plug the cord close the cover and press the power button.
9.Now you can profit and scan forever!



by unknown on Jul 19, 2012 at 9:02am Add comment
Actually never mind i found an even easier method.

0.This works without cartriges.
1.Unplug the power cord.
2.Hold the power button and plug the cord.
3.While holding press the red triangle 2-3 times.
4.The orange 0 should show up press + and it will say 1.
5.Press the color print button and the power button it shouldn't do anything.
6.Open the cover-cover unplug and plug the cord.
7.Press the power button and it should show 1.
8.Now you can scan.

by unknown on Jul 20, 2012 at 11:12am Add comment