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Error code Please can you help me solve this my canon mp510 gives me an error code 5010

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Cheebster's suggestion may seem to be not helpful but I daresay that he is right. In my case, I have that 5010 error as well and we called in the technician to solve our problem under the 2 year warranty that was given to us. Apparently, the motherboard has issues and had to be replaced.

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Re: error code

Hi Jakabi. That error code means there's a defective module in the printer. It's not user replaceable, unfortunately. The only solution is to contact the store where you bought it, or Canon's tech support to get a replacement. That comes directly from Canon support ! I know it isn't what you'd like to hear, but unfortunately it's the only way out of it. Thanks ! cheebster.

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Hi Friend,
kindly follows the below 2 steps

1.Reset the device when it is not functioning properly. If the device is not functioning properly or to clear memory, reset it.
  1. On the operator panel, press and hold the <ON/OFF> button for one second. (The display will go blank.)

    Note: It may be necessary to unplug the power cord if pressing the ON/OFF button does not shut off the printer.

  2. Wait approximately ten seconds and then press the <ON/OFF> button again.

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