Question about Canon MX700 Office All-In-One InkJet Printer
Had a paper jam, fixed it and then i uninstalled the printer and reinstalled and now i just keep getting a flashing light and error 5100 message.
The 5100 error usually indicates a problem with the printer knowing where the printhead carriage unit is.
Chances are that when you cleared the jam you dislodged, damaged or otherwise skewed the little calibration strip at the back of the printer.
This strip is a clear bit of plastic that has lots of thin black lines on it and it's used by the printer to sense where it is.
If it's not that then it's most likely something jamming the printhead carriage somehow... ink soaked bits of paper are a favourite that I used to miss a lot.
Hope that helps.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
May 12, 2014 | Canon BubleJet i965 InkJet Printer
the paper jam could have caused errors so remove your printer from the PC and uninstall the printer software. Now reinstall the printer software and connect the Printer to be detected and installed. Check printer properties to see the ink levels.
Use head cleaning before a test is taken .
Sep 28, 2010 | Printers & Copiers
May 25, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...
May 08, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer
Dec 06, 2007 | Cannon Canon i960 Photo Printer
May 16, 2006 | Canon S520 InkJet Photo Printer
612 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!