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Pixma MG7120 error 5101

Trying to set up a new printer. error message that there is protective material that needs to be removed, but it has been, and I continue to get the error code.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Waste ink absorber

hi i am a certiffied Canon repair tech for this model. this is true this will reset the error but doing so without replacing the waste asorber pad in the bottom of the machine will cause your machine to backup waste ink into the the printing area of the machine and will start smuging ink on the page. the waste absorber is fairly cheap but the labor varies from shop to shop. there are independent Canon repair shops throughout the world. you can call 1-800-ok- canon or look on the canon website. hope this help to clairify.

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Ink absorber is full.

Try this:
How to clear E27 Waste ink absorber full
1.With the printer powered off but connected to a power source,
press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button.
2. When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times
while pressing and holding the Power button.
3. When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order),
the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
4. When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the
specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.
(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange
and green, starting with orange.)

Note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.
The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks
0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print

2 times Green EEPROM print
3 times Orange EEPROM reset

4 times Green Waste ink counter reset
5.Turn off the printer.( it must be turn off) then turn it on again

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Error code 5800 for Pixma MP130. When try to get

you can try this:

Turn on the printer (MP130) and do the following:
1. Press MENU SCAN COPY SCAN to enter service mode
2. Use > to go to NVRAM ACCESS
3. Set ABS-M LEVEL to 0
4. Set ABS-P LEVEL to 0
5. Press STOP to exit

Done, hope it work.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: error code 5100 on canon pixma mx700

5100 says the carriage is not moving all the way across the paper path. There could be grease or ink on the encoder strip, the clear strip behind the carriage. Or a small paper scrap inside stopping the carriage.

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon Pixma ip1900 Printer wont print

i think you need a canon resetter just download it and it will fix your problem. gud luck ellyhill

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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