I have reinstalled the drivers taken the cartridges out 3 times and reinstalled both of them I can't do a print head alignment copy scan or do anything with the printer. Cant find cannon support for this printer on the web What sould I do
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Re: What does the code 5100 mean on a mp450 cannon
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 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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It sounds like the fine cartridge movement is being restricted.
Clear the paper jam or foreign object that is preventing the FINE Cartridge Holder from moving, cancel printing from your computer, then turn OFF the machine and turn it back ON again.
The Canon rep told you the correct information. The printer companies have included circuits on their cartridges that will not allow you to refill them. The printer reads the code and knows that the cartridge already ran out of ink. To date no one has figured out a hack for this issue.
error code 5100 means it cannot recognize the follwing UO51 cartridge. A lot of the time the cartridges need to be re-set. for this :--
Remove both cartridges, turn off the printer for a few seconds. Then, restart your printer and wait for it to warm-up. When it's finished warming up and you see the error code for missing ink cartridges, open the printer and insert both of them and close the printer.
That might take care of it because the restarting of your printer, "fakes it out" every once in a while.
Could have a corrupt driver. Disconnect
the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do
both and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printer
to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
Try this... it worked on my MP450... Turn the printer on and open the lid, it shows the cartridges. Now let the cartridges settle to the left. You can notice that the cartridges run on a metal belt. It might be dirty, mine showed a black stripe on it. Take a cloth, a cleenex will be fine and clean it up. Move the cartridges to the right (force them with your hand) and clean the part of the belt left behind them. Now turn it off, close it up and turn it back on. It should work
Did you hear a loud crunching sound from the printer before the error code 5100 was displayed?
1. You may need to send in the unit for service. Some Cannon Service offer temporary replacement unit while working on yours.
Checking and do-it-yourself inkjet printer repair is messy.
You can try check if the print head assembly (carriage) moves freely
from left to right. Lubricate/clean if necessary (If your printer has
one) check also the **** strip at the back of the carriage. This is a
plastic film with multiple dark notch like mark. Clean with cotton swab
and light solvent or isoprophyl alcohol.
If these does not solve your problem, guess your back to # 1.
Have you taken the printer apart? as the issue I had with our spare printer was that the home mechanics around here had taken ours apart for some reason and had not put the paper roller pin back in correctly. it was sticking out preventing the ink tank holder from moving.