Hi,5100 is a carriage error, check the timing strip for contamination(plastic strip about 1/4" in width)
The unit is not homing, check for obstructions.
of the ink cartridge holder is blocked. There may be a scrap of paper,
or staple, or paper clip binding the cartridge from moving. Check for
foreign objects. Press and hold the on / off button to power down the
fax. Unplug it from the wall outlet for 5 minutes. Plug it back in and
power up. Also, check to make sure the cartridge is installed correctly
by removing and reinstalling it. If the same error occurs, contact Canon
Reference page 62 in Users Guide.
have worked on tons of printers. This particular error had stumped me
for a while, but I finally found the cause. As others had pointed out
before, it can have alot to do with some obstruction in the print path,
the gears, or ink on the clear plastic encoder strip. You're on the
right track - I found the the purge cap (the white sliding mechanism
that the print head parks to when it's not in use) was not lubricated
well enough from factory. If you lubricate the sliders with some white
grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps) the
mechanism can now slide more freely, and the unit can park the head
properly without giving you the dreaded head homing error 5100. Keep in
mind that this repair will probably require you to remove the right
panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism. There
are two screws behind the printer, and two in front for each
corrosponding side panel (the front screws are behind the grey front
panel of the printer - open the top cover to see the clips which hold
the front cover on) Hope this helps some of you out.
Thanks for using fixya...
Oct 28, 2010 |
Canon Fax Machines