Thursday, November 22, 2012

Canon Pixma MX328 Printer Error Check Ink U163

Canon Pixma MX328
Canon Pixma MX328

What is Error U163 in Canon Pixma MX328?

U163 is an error code that appears in the LCD Display Panel after the printer detected that an ink has run out from 1 or 2 of the ink cartridges inside the printer.

During the printing process when the ink run out from the ink cartridges and the paper print is blank, this error will not appear unless you remove the black and the color ink cartridges from the cartridge carrier. After you refill them using manufactured inks and return them back inside the printer, error u163 will appear. This because the printer detected that the ink cartridges that you place inside the printer was already out of ink. 

How to Fix Error U163 in Canon MX328?

The best advise is to replace the empty ink cartridge with OEM cartridge. However, for most printer users who wants to save extra money, they would resort to refilling their empty cartridges with manufactured inks.And later experience the U163 error.

Here is what you need to do to clear this error:
Canon Pixma MX328 Stop/Reset Button
Canon Pixma MX328 Stop/Reset Button
1. While the printer is on, return the refilled cartridges inside the printer and close the top lid cover together with the scanning unit cover.
2. Wait for the error to appear. If the error did not appear, try printing or copying, to display this error in LCD display panel.
3. When error is there, press and hold the Stop/Reset button. Do not release the Stop/Reset button until you see the printer self-restarted.
4. After the printer initialize successfully, you can now release the button.

Note: On some occasion after it clears the U163 error, the next error to appear is U162. You just need to press and hold again the Stop/Reset button and wait for it to self-restart before you release the button.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this very useful info..Got my printer working again after the pressed and hold procedures.