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Canon Pixma Pro9000 won't transport the print head carrier. You can slide it freely by hand from one end of the case to the other. It does seem to lift and lower by itself. When you turn the printer on, something is broken and the head does not travel to the left or right. All else spins and rotates like normal. The head carrier won't and then I receive an idiot light notification. Trying to figure out where the broken/missing part is.

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Check the print head drive belt. It should go around a drive pulley on one side of the printer and a spring-loaded tension pulley on the other side. Verify that the tension pulley is keeping the belt from slipping. Also, if you can see the drive pulley with the cover closed ( you may need to shine a light on it), watch to see if it is turning during a print cycle.

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Hi it's Gill again. I've been looking around more on the net and I think the problem is our printers need new printheads which I'm told are spare parts easy to change. Hope this helps. Gill

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The above is a link where you can enter '5100' and it will return 3 possible solutions for the error code 5100.


Reset the device when it is not functioning properly. If the device is not functioning properly or to clear memory, reset it.

  1. On the operator panel, press the button. (The display will go blank.)

    Note: It may be necessary to unplug the power cord if pressing the ON button does not shut off the printer.

  2. Wait approximately ten seconds and then press the button again.

  3. Wait until the device has completed its cycling process before submitting another job request.

    Note: It may be necessary to unplug the power cord and retry if the above steps do not clear the error.
--- Secondly, it says that it could have 'packing' material in the printer when new, blocking the movement of the printhead, but I don't think that's the case since you say the carriage seems to move freely.

Posted on Feb 12, 2011

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