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Service error 5100 - Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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  • aliesje Jan 08, 2009

    I have the same problem.

    Nothing works anymore and there is a orange light going on and of

  • memetic Jan 19, 2009

    this is my mother's, so i don't know the history, but i try to print and i get the same error. (cartridge jammed, error 5100)

    the black ink is low, but not totally out. i popped out the cartridges and put them back in, but no luck so far.

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    The error service error 5100 was shows in my printer

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    canon pixma mp140 services error 5100

  • jeet_sengupt Apr 11, 2009

    service error 5100.how it solve?

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As a technician, I 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 (or E-2-2 on the LCD display) 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.

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Ah! i did a little more reading elsewhere, wiped off the white plastic strip, and picked a couple fuzzies out of the grease on the rail the cartridge head thinger glides back and forth on, and it works again.

obviously not a solution for everyone, but this is what did it for me. yay!

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