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Error i keep getting Error code 5110 when trying to print. Any Ideas??

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I just had the same problem with my MP80.
After removing and replacing the cartridges several times the problem stayed.
I then also removed the printerhead (that is placed under the cartridges) cleaned it at the backside and bottum, replaced everything and the problem is gone!!!

Good luck!

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Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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"5100 is a carriage error, check the timing strip for contamination (plastic strip about 1/4" in width)  The unit is not homing, check for obstructions. The info from canon is located by clicking here

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It's a common problem caused by some wires that gets tangled inside the right side housing of the printer.

make sure to check if the printer head moves to the center or cartridge-loading position...
if this doesn't happen, turn off your printer and proceed to the next steps...
unscrew all the screws to remove the housing or cover on the rightside of the printer (make sure the printer is facing you)... uncoil or untangle the wires... after you did that make sure to set or rest the wires to where it can't be tangled or spooled again. you can use tie straps to secure the wires away.
screw the housing side back on the printer. turn your printer on...lift the front cover... if the cartridge dock moves to the center... YOUR PRINTER IS FIXED!!!

I HOPE THIS HELPS.

Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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