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Error 5100 is a carriage error, usually I find grease on the encoder strip, it's the clear strip with black bars behind the carriage assembly It can be cleaned with a Q-tip. Sometimes the purge unit can be jammed on the right side and the carriage can't go all the way to the right.

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5100 check printer


Hello, your error is:
Carriage error [5100]

An error occurred in the carriage
encoder signal.

You need to disassemble the printer and check
- Carriage unit - check for any jam.
- Timing slit film - there should be some gresse on the film.
- Logic board - only if you are a service tech.
- Carriage motor - only if you are a service tech.

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Error message: Service error 5100 on my Canon MP160 Printer


The main reason of Canon Printer error code 5100 If you receive Canon printer error code 5100 message this means you need to reset the printer. This also signifies that your computer does not recognize the printer. Your printer will show this error code because the LED is blinking. If your PC does not recognized the printer then it will also affect your printing jobs and you will not be able to do any printing work.
When the error code 5100 appears in your Canon multi functional printer then the Printer LED light will blink. This also means that you need to reset your printer. You must fix this error as quickly as possible. For instant technical support please contact Canon Printer Technical Support.


Tips to Resolve Error Code 5100

  • The Canon printer will show error code 5100 to warn the user that there is some problem.
  • In order to fix the problem, you require to opens the top of the printer.
  • In the right side of the printer you need to search for the waste ink absorber pad.
  • The next step is to clean the waste ink absorber compartment with a paper or cloth. This also completes the resetting process of the printer.
  • Inspect the paper feed area of the printer and confirm that there are no obstructions or paper jams in the printer that may be responsible for the error.
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How to Fix Error Code 5100 in Canon Multi functional Printers

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I am not able to print get service error 5100


go to the canon website (listed below) - under Tech Support - click on Technical FAQ's (this will pop up another small window)
then click on Search by Key Word
next - type in error 5100 and click on the circle next to - Include all words and hit Search
next - click on the link with your answer "how to.... "
this should show the answer

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Cannon mx 310 error 5100 Says chck printr with alarm light flashi


heres the problem from service manual: error 5100, a error occured in your encoder signal, it list 4 things in the serice manual.
carriage unit. carriage motor, logic board, timing **** film.
ok my first thing i would look at is the film that runs directly behind the print head i would think it is dirty. just turn on printer and get print head to the middle and turn off machine, gentle move print head to one side and gentle clean the film strip with a cloth with a little metho on it, move print head to other side and clean other part of ****.
i reckon that will fix your problem its a common problem they tend to get a bit of grease on the timming ****.
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Call your dealer or servicing agent. The device has a hardware problem that needs to be addressed by a trained service tech.

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ERROR 5100


you have a carriage error thats what the error code refers to.
can depends on a lot things but usally not worth fixing if its done lots of prints
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Service error 5100


you have a carriage error, not worth fixing throw it away
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I have been facing same error and this was the solution.
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