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Pixma mp460 error 5100

I have JUST gotten this printer. used only 1 set of ink cartridges. replaced them and now i keep getting an error code 5100. i've followed directions - gently remove stuck paper from the front, then hit 'okay' button. still SAME result. then shut off printer for a few moments and tried again. same results: the 2nd piece of paper always jams the printer. the first piece of paper does come out, but nothings printed on it. next, i followed cleaning methods suggested i.e. fold paper in 1/2 feed through. run the rollers to clean themselves. NOTHING- help! I have a paper due.

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Re: pixma mp460 error 5100

This error is an error within the printer. This error means that there is something obstructing the printing process. Check inside your printer through the gears that you can see under the lid. There should be something obstructing the gears such as dirt or in my case popcorn. There was even some paper caught underneath the rollers that I had to jiggle around to even see. Check VERY thoroughly.

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Error code 5100 on cannon pixma mp460 Does not load paper

Hello and Welcome to FixYa!

If you are facing Error 5100 then it means that the cartridge can not be detected by the printer.
Actually the printer is not actually loading the cartridge and showing you the error 5100.

To solve this error follow the given steps:-

  • Turn off printer
  • Remove both the cartridges from the printer
  • Use a clothe moistened with alcohol to clean the surface contact on the cartridges where the terminals inside the printers touches
  • Return the cartridges
  • Turn on the printer.
Error will be removed.

I hope this solution helps you
Let me know If you have any more Confusion, questions or issue regarding your problem
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Sep 26, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP460 All-In-One InkJet...

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I am using CANON MP160 Printer. It had been working properly for the last 4 months. But since last few 10 days, I am not able to print as always error 5100 pops up. Kindly suggest.

Issue: ERROR: Service error 5100 appears while printing from the computer

1. Allow print head to cool down
2. Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable to ensure a secure connection
3. Press ON/OFF switch to reset the multifunction device
4. Reseat ink cartridge (MP160 / MP180 / MP460)
5. The MP160 may require repair

Try the above... and you also can see this on the canonusa web site....

Jan 14, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet...

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I got an Error Code 5100 in my Canon Pixma MX850, but it is because a paper got stuck under the print cartridges.

error 5100 is a carriage error, meaning the printer cannot find the position of the carrier. You have likely gotten some grease or ink on the 10mm wide plastic strip that goes through the carrier, just to the rear of the ink tanks. Unplug the printer with the cover open, then you can manually move the carrier from side to side and use a tissue to wipe any material from the encoder strip.

Oct 31, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MX850 Multifunction Printer

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Error 5100

Issue: ERROR: Service error 5100 appears while printing from the computer

1. Allow print head to cool down
2. Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable to ensure a secure connection
3. Press ON/OFF switch to reset the multifunction device
4. Reseat ink cartridge (MP160 / MP180 / MP460)
5. The MP180 may require repair

Try the above..

Oct 18, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP180 All-In-One InkJet...

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The printer shows error code 5100 I think it has

Hi You can Try 2 things.

ERROR 5100 means that there is some foreign object blocking your cartridges carriage that disables it from moving. Generally when this happens, something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.

First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.

If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there

Next try.

It may be a piece of paper or a scotch tape or a staple wire.
Solution 1:
Clean the timing strip.

Solution 2:
The purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) may be not lubricated well enough .

Lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps); this repair probably require to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism.

Good Luck.

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All The Best: Pineworks

May 05, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP460 All-In-One InkJet...

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I have got error code 5100

5100 error code means there is somekind of obstruction inside the printer thats interfering with the printing process. You have to check the inside the printer especially near the gears and under the rollers. The obstruction can be anything like a small piece of paper, a paper clip, ball pin etc., check thoroughly and you will find it. Post back if you need more help.

Dec 03, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP460 All-In-One InkJet...

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Error message on Canon MP160 flashing E-2-2 error message 5100

The error code refers to Ink Cartridge

Issue: ERROR: Error code 5100 appears on the computer screen
Issue: ERROR LED: E, 2, 2

1. Disconnect and reconnect power cord to reset the device
2. Remove Packing Material MP160 / MP180 / MP460
3. Reseat ink cartridge (MP160 / MP180 / MP460)

Nov 15, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP460 All-In-One InkJet...

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