Question about Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My canon pixma mp500 it was working great until one day my boyfriend turn on the printer and its saying error 5100 and i menu but it wont work non of the buttons work i opened but everything seeings ok i just cant figure out and theres nothing i can do about it sense non of the buttons seeings to work

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    Dropped printer from low height. No obvious damage but error 5100 appears when attempting a print. Unit switches on and seems fine right up until you send it a print job. As it prepares to print, the error signal 5100 comes on. Have tried resetting machine, various cleaning modes, inspecting internally but without success. Is this the end of the road for my printer or is it salvagable?

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5100 error will occur if the film strips has a dirt or most common if theres a drop of water or blots of ink..film slit strips are located at the carriage unit.when you open the cover you can see it place horizontally at tha back of the carriage unit.. bye

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Reset the device when it is not functioning properly. If the device is not functioning properly or to clear memory, reset it.
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    Note: It may be necessary to unplug the power cord if pressing the ON button does not shut off the printer.

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