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I have got error code 5100

I have got the canon mp460 and it has come up with the error code 5100 i have checked the ink cartridges and moved the peice of jammed paper but it still wont let me print.
It starts to print but then jams up and would someone please help me

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5100 error code means there is somekind of obstruction inside the printer thats interfering with the printing process. You have to check the inside the printer especially near the gears and under the rollers. The obstruction can be anything like a small piece of paper, a paper clip, ball pin etc., check thoroughly and you will find it. Post back if you need more help.

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If you've already cleanup the cartridges try the followings
1. Turn off printer 
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button. 
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go. 
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go. 
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking. 
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times. 
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, 
press the Power button once more. 
8. Your printer should respond as normal..

Please let me know if this work for you.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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If you are facing Error 5100 then it means that the cartridge can not be detected by the printer.
Actually the printer is not actually loading the cartridge and showing you the error 5100.

To solve this error follow the given steps:-

  • Turn off printer
  • Remove both the cartridges from the printer
  • Use a clothe moistened with alcohol to clean the surface contact on the cartridges where the terminals inside the printers touches
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  • Turn on the printer.
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1. Allow print head to cool down
2. Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable to ensure a secure connection
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3. Press ON/OFF switch to reset the multifunction device
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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.
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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.

Good Luck.

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  1. On the operator panel, press and hold the <ON/OFF> button for one second. (The display will go blank.)

    Note: It may be necessary to unplug the power cord if pressing the ON/OFF button does not shut off the printer.

  2. Wait approximately ten seconds and then press the <ON/OFF> button again.

  3. Wait until the device has completed its cycling process before submitting another job request.

If that does not solve it, make sure it is powered on remove the ink cartridges individually then replace them this should resolve the problem.

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