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Error 5100 paper jammed

I keep getting this error in my Canon Pixma Mp13 printer. Any ideas without having to take my printer to the lab? Thanks

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Re: error 5100 paper jammed

I have the printer also and suggest you take it to the dumpster because that's what I'm doing. It was Canon's suggestion. Too expensive to repair.

Keep trying - it will work when it feels like it.

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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Printer gets confused. Shows on screen an error code 5100 But I have no idea what that means and dont have a reference manual telling me what it is or where to try to get a correction. Any help is...


Error 5100 is carriage error. Carriage is printer's cartridge holder. This means that there is some problem with printer's carriage, you'll need to check the plastic stick (around 1/4" wide). Also, check for any obstructions in the printer's carrriage path ( like small bits of paper stuck under carriage or any kind of paper jam).
Turn off the printer and remove the cartridges and reseat them after cleaning the carriage's bottom area with a Q-tip.

Please get back to me in case of any queries.

Daniel Scott

Jun 24, 2010 | Canon Pixma MP800 All-In-One InkJet...

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Service error 5100 on canon prixma mp198

Hi there,
Service Error 5100
Cause : Movement of the Print Head Holder is blocked.
Action "Clear the paper jam or foreign object that is preventing the Print Hed Holder from moving, cancel printing from your computer, then turn off the machine and turn it back on again.

Hope this helps.
Please rate my response.
Have a good day.

Dec 06, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP130 All-In-One InkJet...

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I have a cannon printer mp160. I'm trying to print a document but I keep getting a service error 5100 message

Hi there,

Service Error 5100
Cause : The movement of the FINE cartridge Holder is blocked.

Action : Clear the paper jam or foreign object that is preventing the FINE cartridge Holder from moving, cancel printing from your computer, then trun OFF the machine and turn it back ON again.

Hope this helps. Pllease rate my Response.
Have a good day.

Nov 26, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet...

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Keep getting a service error 5100 notice


The unit may have a paper jam or stuck object inside, if you have experience a paper jam error before, check the printer for any object or paper stuck inside, clean roller.

Some error like this can be a problem on the feeder sensor and by this time you may need to replace and repair the unit.

Hope this initial info helps

Oct 21, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1500 InkJet Photo Printer

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Have an MP460 and cleared a paper jam only to have the error code 5100 pop up and stop everything from printing

You will should be able to find information on that error for your printer by entering "error 5100" without quotes in the search box here. Then press Search. Then choose result 1 and follow the steps. Each step will have more detail available by click that steps link.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate this information.


Jun 04, 2009 | Canon Pixma MP450 All-In-One InkJet...

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Canon PIXMA MP530 Error Code 5100

OK. It sounds like there's something on the carriage bar restricting the movement of the ink carrier. Perhaps some ink got on the bar.
Try taking a clean lintfree rag dampened with rubbing alcohol and clean the bar. This may have to be repeated a number of times to get the foreign matter off the bar and the ink carriage.
Let me know if this helps. iF it does not we can try something else.

May 05, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

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I run a Mac OSX Leopard My Canon MP830 seems to be having a paper feed problem. I also get the Error 5010. This happened right after using the scanner. It starts to work ok, but then a noisy clicking...

Is the message 5100. Paper jam? This indicates that the printer head carrier is being interferred with. Open the cover and check the slide bar and the paper path to see if there is something obstructing movement. If the drive belt has slipped it needs to be reseated.

Apr 28, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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E 2 and service error 5100 on Pixma mp160 printer

You can try to clean out the printer check to see if there is any paper jammed in it somewhere
Then realighn the printer cartridges and run a test page.
Make sure that the paper tray is not overloaded

Dec 24, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One Printer

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Canon IP4000 Error Code 5100

It is a carriage error.
Most times this is a serious error that requires a Canon tech to fix it.
Look at the carriage and see if there is something obstructing it's movement. If you recently had a paper jam, there may be some paper stuck in the path.
You should be able to move the carriage freely with the power off.
Let me know.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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