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I have a Canon MX310 Ink Jet Printer. I am geting a "Check Printer 5100 " message. What dose this mean? I cannot get the printer to print anything.

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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 on the cartridge carrier - path.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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Have you tried hard reset .

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

  • SAM ANDERSON Nov 11, 2008

    Unplug the unit from power supply for 30 minutes and plug back the power chord to the unit .

    This will remove error messages .

    Also check whether cartridge is placed properly .

    Also check for any obstruction of any foreign particles in printer.

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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.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

  • Priya darshan Nov 11, 2008

    Also do the following:

    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)

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


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