Question about Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Ip4200 error code 5100

Hi, my canon ip4200 is putting up an error box on my screen and telling me "error code 5100", and to turn the printer off and then on. Can someone help please?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,404 Answers

The purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) sometimes is not lubricated well enough from the factory.

If you lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps) the mechanism can now slide more freely, and the unit can park the head properly without giving you the dreaded head homing error 5100 (or E-2-2 on the LCD display)

Keep in mind that this repair will probably require you to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism. There are two screws behind the printer, and two in front for each corrosponding side panel (the front screws are behind the grey front panel of the printer - open the top cover to see the clips which hold the front cover on)

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a ink jet printer the pixma IP4200. I am printing and it stops in the middle of the sheet with a 5100 error that tells me to shut down the printer and restart. After 3 back to back failures, I need...


Reintal the driver and take off the cartridge and put another in its place is

dell.com
oh
if you have the DVD of the print with the driver Reintal

Oct 17, 2010 | Canon Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

Foutmelding 5100 canon ip4200


error [5100] = CARRIAGE ERROR
you may need to replace
- CARRIAGE UNIT
- TIMING **** STRIP FILM
- LOGIC BOARD ASSY
- CARRIAGE MOTOR

Dec 21, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Error 5100 Just replaced the bigger black cartridge and it went back into the side of lthe lprinter and then started a screeching noise and a window came up to say it was error 5100.Turned printer off and...


You've got a carriage control error.

Try taking the cartridges out completely, look for ANY debris, no matter how small, and clean it out. Reset the cartridges back into place carefully and try again.

Nov 16, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Ip4200 error code 5100


Answer below taken from another web site:

As a technician, I have worked on tons of printers. This particular error had stumped me for a while, but I finally found the cause. As others had pointed out before, it can have alot to do with some obstruction in the print path, the gears, or ink on the clear plastic encoder strip. You're on the right track - I found the the purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) was not lubricated well enough from factory. If you lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps) the mechanism can now slide more freely, and the unit can park the head properly without giving you the dreaded head homing error 5100 (or E-2-2 on the LCD display) Keep in mind that this repair will probably require you to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism. There are two screws behind the printer, and two in front for each corrosponding side panel (the front screws are behind the grey front panel of the printer - open the top cover to see the clips which hold the front cover on) Hope this helps some of you out.
Wayne Lischynski - Ebytes Computers
wayne@ebytesonline.com

Mar 08, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Error 5100 for PIXMA PM 180


5100 is a Carriage Home Position Error.
try cleaning the plastic strip that runs the length of the carriage, it may be contaminated.
Use alcohol and a swab.

Oct 07, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

3 Answers

Error Code 5100


Carriage error. Paper or the print mechanism is blocked.

It could mean the rollers don't grip the paper, there is torn paper keeping the rollers from turning, the paper can't stick to the rollers etc.,

http://noel.bouvet.free.fr/ip4200/Canon%2520Servicemanual_ip4200.pdf

Sep 01, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MX700 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Error code 5100 shows onscreen and there are no comments in guidebook


move ink tank to right and turn of then turn on, found in another canon printer fix it.

Jan 28, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MX700 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Lights flashing


the flashing lights is an error message, the flasshing may be a sequence of flashes, which designates an error code. speek to the tech support from the manufactur to decode the message & see if there is an easy solution

Oct 04, 2007 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

6 Answers

Canon ip2000 service error 5100


I have been facing same error and this was the solution.
Canon Error 5100

Sep 08, 2007 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer Logo

258 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Printers & Copiers Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96683 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1479 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Canon Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...