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Re: check printer 5100(error) while switch on the printer
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
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The 5100 error generally is usually caused by an obstruction, check very thoroughly for small pieces of paper. Gears, rollers, and anything that can stop the cartridge from moving back and forth across the paper.
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
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.