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Sometimes prints and sometime error 5100

I just got my printer recently and it has not been given me any problems until now, it will occasional print and the other times it will be error 5100. There is not particular time span when it will print and not print.

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  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    error 1500

    wont print

    im gonna fail

    oh mi goodness

    what do i do.. the thing says i have a paper jam... news flash.... NO JAM!!!

  • aukaren Feb 21, 2009

    what is error 5100? it is not in quick start guide

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    Won't print 5100 error code

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    error code 5100 is displayed.

    unable to do any thing.

    have tried power off, and un pluging to no avail.

    any sugg.

  • bandersnatch Mar 06, 2009

    Reads ERROR 5100 and behaves much like an electric rock.

    It will paper jam and after I clear the jam offer the error message and refuse to print.



    There is nothing in the literature identifying ERROR 5100.

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What does error 5100 mean and how do i get this thing to print

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