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Canon mx700 5100 error

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.

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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

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