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Error 5100 i can't print any document,then it has shown one sentence" error 5100". help me, please

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  • slamman2 Dec 21, 2007

    i get error 5100 every time i try to print i turn the printer on and off and try afain but the same error code cimes up. I tried cleaning the bar and the strap and try agqain but same eror comes up. What is wrong. I dont know what else to do. Please help.

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Error 5100 is either a logic board, or
the code strip (if that is the problem) is another matter -
It is the plastic strip that runs across the printer and through the head
carriage, it is supported at each end (one end under spring tension).
If it has become dislodged it will give this error, also if it has any ink,
grease or other foreign matter on it, it will give errors.
You can clean it with a cloth dampened with water but you need to exercise
great care to avoid pulling it off its anchors.
The other thing to do is clean the stainless steel bar that the carriage sli
des
on and lubricate it with a cloth moistened with 3-in-1 or light machine oil.
If neither of these works then I guess it is repair shop or replacement time

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

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