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Error Code: E5

Related models:
Canon Pixma MP145,MP150,MP160

Error code E5 shows when one of (or both) the cartridge installed in the printer cannot be detected by the printer. Most common of this problem is caused by faulty cartridge. But actually there are some other possibilities such as: carriage unit or logic board is faulty. Sometimes dirty cartridge contact area may cause the same problem.
To fix this problem, the simplest one is to clean the cartridge contact area and reinstall the cartridge. If the problem still persist, try to compare with good cartridge installed in your printer to make sure whether the cartridge is faulty. If the problem is cleared means that the one or both the cartridge is faulty. If the error message E5 keep showing on the printer display, the carriage unit or logic board are the most possible part that is faulty.
So,you may try the following steps to fix the problem:

  • Clean the cartridge contact and reinstall the cartridge
  • Replace the cartridge
  • Replace carriage unit
  • Replace logic board
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