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Error code 5100

You sent me a response to this question, but now I can't locate it. Anyways... I've owned the printer about 3 months. Soon as I popped in the new ink tank, that error code came on. Printer won't operate at all now. I've only gone through a couple of ink tanks the whole time. Never owned a printer before, which may explain my ignorance. The reason I speculate the problem might be the waste ink absorber is because early on I wasn't aware of the icon that comes on when an ink tank's low. Started getting screwed up prints and didn't know the reason. Manual says to use the clean up option to correct this. So I probably filled up the ink absorber. But it's only now that the printer has decided to quit functioning. The manual also says that if it IS that ink absorber that's full, then machine won't operate and I have to have it serviced and can't fix it myself.

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Being that it is only 3 months old i would have it serviced under the manufacturer warranty. 1-800-OK-CANON call that number and you can locate the nearest authorized service center and the service will be covered. If you still need assistance let me know. Please take a moment to accept and rate my original solution as I strive to provide fast and accurate service.
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Error message: Service error 5100 on my Canon MP160 Printer


The main reason of Canon Printer error code 5100 If you receive Canon printer error code 5100 message this means you need to reset the printer. This also signifies that your computer does not recognize the printer. Your printer will show this error code because the LED is blinking. If your PC does not recognized the printer then it will also affect your printing jobs and you will not be able to do any printing work.
When the error code 5100 appears in your Canon multi functional printer then the Printer LED light will blink. This also means that you need to reset your printer. You must fix this error as quickly as possible. For instant technical support please contact Canon Printer Technical Support.


Tips to Resolve Error Code 5100

  • The Canon printer will show error code 5100 to warn the user that there is some problem.
  • In order to fix the problem, you require to opens the top of the printer.
  • In the right side of the printer you need to search for the waste ink absorber pad.
  • The next step is to clean the waste ink absorber compartment with a paper or cloth. This also completes the resetting process of the printer.
  • Inspect the paper feed area of the printer and confirm that there are no obstructions or paper jams in the printer that may be responsible for the error.
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How to Fix Error Code 5100 in Canon Multi functional Printers

Jul 06, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet...

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I am using CANON MP160 Printer. It had been working properly for the last 4 months. But since last few 10 days, I am not able to print as always error 5100 pops up. Kindly suggest.


Issue: ERROR: Service error 5100 appears while printing from the computer

1. Allow print head to cool down
2. Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable to ensure a secure connection
3. Press ON/OFF switch to reset the multifunction device
4. Reseat ink cartridge (MP160 / MP180 / MP460)
5. The MP160 may require repair

Try the above... and you also can see this on the canonusa web site....

Jan 14, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet...

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Error code 5100


5100 is service error. just follow this steps to fix this,
1. Hold RESUME then press & hold POWER
2. Release RESUME, then press it twice, the light should go amber then green again.
3. you're now in service mode (you can release POWER now)

for reset waste tank reset is 4 presses of the RESUME button. To confirm, press POWER once

Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Thanks.
Have a good day.

Apr 28, 2010 | Canon Pixma MP450 All-In-One InkJet...

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Error code 5100 comes up and machine seems frozen


5100 is service error. just follow this steps to fix this,
1. Hold RESUME then press & hold POWER
2. Release RESUME, then press it twice, the light should go amber then green again.
3. you're now in service mode (you can release POWER now)

for reset waste tank reset is 4 presses of the RESUME button. To confirm, press POWER once.

Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Thanks.
Have a good day.

Apr 20, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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Error code 5100


5100 is service error. just follow this steps to fix this,
1. Hold RESUME then press & hold POWER
2. Release RESUME, then press it twice, the light should go amber then green again.
3. you're now in service mode (you can release POWER now)

for reset waste tank reset is 4 presses of the RESUME button. To confirm, press POWER once.

Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Thanks.
Have a good day.

Apr 20, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MX700 All-In-One InkJet...

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Showing error code 5100


this service error you can fix by doing
1. hold RESUME then press & hold POWER
2. release RESUME, then press it twice, the light should go amber then green again.
3. you're now in service mode (you can release POWER now)

for waste tank reset is 4 presses of the RESUME button. To confirm, press POWER once

Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Thanks.
Have a good day

Mar 15, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP2000 InkJet Printer

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I own a canon printer MP470.it reads error code 5100 anytime i turn the printer on


5100 is a carriage travel error, something keeping the carriage from moving freely from right to left. Sometimes it is also grease or ink on the plastic strip behind the carriage. You can clean the strip with a damp Q-tip, but very carefully.

Aug 14, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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My Pixma ip1980 service error 5100


5100 is a Carriage Home Position Error.
try cleaning the plastic strip that runs the length of the carriage, it may be contaminated.
Use alcohol and a swab.

Aug 12, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1800 InkJet Photo Printer

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Printer error on a canon mp 470


How I can fix the U051 problem with my conno : MP470 printer ? It says the print head is not installed. Install the print head. Where is the it , and how I can fix it?
please e-mail to atvandparts@gmail.com

Jul 26, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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Error 5100


Dear Scub,

Did you hear a loud crunching sound from the printer before the error code 5100 was displayed?

1. You may need to send in the unit for service. Some Cannon Service offer temporary replacement unit while working on yours.

Checking and do-it-yourself inkjet printer repair is messy.

2. You can try check if the print head assembly (carriage) moves freely from left to right. Lubricate/clean if necessary (If your printer has one) check also the **** strip at the back of the carriage. This is a plastic film with multiple dark notch like mark. Clean with cotton swab and light solvent or isoprophyl alcohol.

If these does not solve your problem, guess your back to # 1.


Cheerup And Be Happy always

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