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Canon Pixma MP830 error 5100

I have a Canon Pixma Mp830 error 5100, Copy button and alarm indication are now alternatively flashing, unable to use printer
Not sure where to start because dont know what the error 5100 indicates.

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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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http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp830#BrochuresAndManuals

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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.
STUART

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