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Re: Canon Pixma MP830 error 5100
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.
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Hi Dee, The error code 6502 indicates an ink tank position sensor error.There's no communication between the printer and the newly installed cartridges.To clear this,you have to remove the cartridges,check the plastic tape usually around them when new and make sure you COMPLETELY remove this tape.Ensure nothing is covering the chip or LED on the rear of the print cartridge.Also gently wipe out any appearing smudges.
I would download the manual for windows 7 and see if the 'alarm and copy light flash' error is listed. I could not find it referred to in the support area of the canonusa.com website. Also, you could call 1-800-OK CANON and talk to a rep. about this problem.
Canon lists the solutions for the error 6A00 as... 1. Press ON/OFF switch to reset the multifunction device 2. Press Stop/Reset and ON/OFF to reset the printer 3. Removing paper jams 4. The MP830 may require repair 5. Unlock the scanner lock switch (MP830)
Please the pixma off and open the lid.Now manually slide the cartridge-tray to the left.
Use a piece of tissue to clean the base-pad where the heads are
stored.See if it is stuck in a kind of upward position and look if the mechanism that moves the tray is released if not then touch it and it will be loose. Remove all ink residue, move the tray back to its most right position and close everything.
THE #1 SOLUTION FOR EVERYONE WAS CLEANING WITH WINDEX. I ONLY HAD A FOAM CLEANER AND ONE POOR COTTON SWAB AND RAGS, BUT IT WORKED. I CLEANED THE
AREA NEAR THE INK CARTRIDGES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE MACHINE. IT WORKED THE FIRST TIME!
I BOUGHT A SWAB KIT FROM CABLE AND CONNECTIONS AFTERWARDS. IT HAS SIX INCH LONG SWABS AND A SMALL BOTTLE OF ALCOHOL. kIT # 900-219 BY Pro'sKit Tools. IT SHOULD BE PERFECT FOR ON GOING MAINTENANCE.
THANKS FOR THE HELP.