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Check printer 5100(error) while switch on the printer

While switch on the printer it shows check printer 5100 error.

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Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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I Have the same problem. Greece.  This is the second services and I a lot overwrought with this instrument.
Him I was deprived 2 times and now one more time will again make installation of other instrument for the time of repair.
Rather I will reverse the sale in order to I finish with problems with canon.

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