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Canon PIXMA iP90v Service error 5100 makes clicking noise then gives service error

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  • faziodl Apr 22, 2009

    Printer prints 2 pages. While printing the 3rd page, I receive a Error 5100.



    Shut off the printer, turn back on and 2 blank pages runs through.



  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    same.

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Error 5100 is mostly because of some obstruction in the print path, the gears, or ink on the clear plastic encoder strip.
There is the purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) which 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).

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

  • meike_currie Aug 24, 2011

    I have been trying to follow your advice but I have not been able to open the right panel of the printer. I found the right screws at the back of it but am struggling with the front ones.

    I also don't know what white grease is. Is it vaseline?

    The green light indicating that the printer is switched on now flashes orange twice.

    I would very much appreciate your help

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