Question about Canon PIXMA MP180 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Ok..........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.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: canon mx310 printer
Open up the hood, slide the ink cartridges to the far left, and check for a small silver piece that has dislodged from the far right side of the interior. You will probably need a flashlight to see. It is about the size of a folded paperclip. Even if it is still in place, remove it anyways because the printer identifies it as an obstruction. It serves no purpose so do not feel apprehensive about doing this, it will fix this problem.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 28, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer
Jan 26, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer
Jan 22, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer
Dec 07, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer
Apr 11, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer
Apr 03, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer
Jan 22, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies
Jan 05, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX300 All-in-One Printer
Jul 16, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer
Aug 20, 2016 | Canon PIXMA MP180 All-In-One InkJet...
Apr 23, 2014 | Canon PIXMA MP180 All-In-One InkJet...
275 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!