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Canon pixma mp170 error code 5100

Error 5100

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  • brideout Oct 23, 2008

    I have a canon PM620 and I am getting error code 5100. I just purchased the printer and installed the cartridges.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    same here... i had this problem once (error 5100) shoething was stuck in the printer.. when i removed it it worked perfectly.. but it happend again but this time nothing is stuck.. i turned the printer into 20 pieces and still the same problem.. plz i need help :S

  • shaharsu Dec 19, 2008

    Same thing - one day my MP170 printer showed error 5100, despite having nothing "jammed" inside. It won't print, scan, or do anything, from the computer or from the printer itself. PLEASE HELP!

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    same, and nothing jamed

  • montyhei Jan 24, 2009

    When trying to print, service error 5100 appears. Says to turn off printer and back on. Does not fix error.

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    Canon MP170 I get code 5100 and it does not re-set or go away. How to fix?

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    yeah, my sister and I went to buy new black ink and when i put it in the printer then turned it on it had the error 5100.
    Also when i put the ink in it didn't sound like it was running smoothly i could hear this stutter when the ink thing moves.

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Hi You can Try
Seen lots of ths errors
Error Code 5100
Solution 1:
Clean the timing strip.

Solution 2:
The purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) may be not lubricated well enough .

Lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps); this repair probably require to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism.


All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Hi How can I fix error 5100 on my my Canon

Hi You can Try 2 things.

ERROR 5100 means that there is some foreign object blocking your cartridges carriage that disables it from moving. Generally when this happens, something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.

First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.

If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there



Next try.

It may be a piece of paper or a scotch tape or a staple wire.
Solution 1:
Clean the timing strip.

Solution 2:
The purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) may be not lubricated well enough .

Lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps); this repair probably require to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism.


Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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SOURCE: error 5100 in canon pixma mp170 however nothing is

you have a purge unit error

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: error code MP170

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Canon Error Codes
L5000,5500,7000,8000: To enter service mode Data Registration, #, Ram Clear is under #8 clear
Faxphone 20 ram clear
Turn off the power switch
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Turn the power on
Press function # 2 0 start
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Fax L770 fuser gear wears out easily under heavy usage. White gear with 2 sets of teeth.
Inkjet models such as the B160 will hold faxes in memory and refuse to print if excess ink has accumulated on the pad under the cartridge's nose. Remove the cartridge and wipe up excess ink with a cotton swab.

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