Question about Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet Printer
When I turn on the printer canon mp530, the screen shows CHECK PRINTER error code 5100. Therefore, I cannot print any thing. Please help if you know what's wrong with it and how to I solve this problem, thanks.
I had the same problem. aall i did was open the printer up and moved the thing that holds the cartridges to the middle by hand. mine seems to be working fine. post again if its still not working.
Posted on Nov 16, 2007
My MP-530 would try to boot up making a noise like something slipping or grinding, ending with ERROR Code 5100.
Solution: Open the Lid. The drive belt was loose and not able to drive the carriage. There is a gear on the right side of the carriage and a pulley on the left side of the carriage. The spring which holds the pulley tight is missing or broken. I was not able to see the tension spring. To put tension on the pulley, to tighten the drive belt, I cut a Popsicle stick into a wedge and inserted it into the middle slot right of the pulley.
Close the lid and power back on. Runs like new. Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
Hey. I was having the same problem. I tried everything possible. I then grabbed a light took a closer look and I noticed grease on the clear plastic strip. I wiped both sides of the strip clean and so far it seems to be working great. Have printed 28 pages straight so far! Before it would stop after a few or one page(s) printed. Hopefully this helps some of you! Currently I own a mp 500 and 530. Last thing I need is to buy another printer...
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
In my case (after successful elimination of paper jam with cardboard) the source of error 5100 was ink on the encoder strip:
Posted on Aug 15, 2010
Solution #8 solved my problem! I noticed there's a black smudge on the right side of the clear plastic strip caused by black ink that overflowed on my CISS. What I did was I just erased it with my thumb and also cleaned the black ink cartridge's gold terminals affected by that overflowed black ink. 'check printer 5100' and 'uo51 check black ink' error was gone! Thanks for this posts and God bless! ---Computerhazard888-sulit
Posted on May 15, 2010
I had the same error code 5100.
After checking the manual I found that the printer carrriage was not moving to the left when I opened the lid. The label on one of the cartridges was lifting up so I removed it altogether, hey presto error code cleared
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
1st Solution worked great. Thanks!
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
Had to move the printer cartridge and shut down three times, but it finally kicked in and started working again. Don't give up just trying it once.
Posted on May 27, 2008
2 weeks ago I bought a new MP520. Installed it and printed a test sheet and three photographs and then ERROR 5100
I contacted Canon Support and they sent an Engineer to fix it. It was a simple fix and took less than 20 minutes.
I believe that the MP520 and MP 530 are very similar so this should work,
Lift the lid and behind the Print Carttridge Carriage you will find a plastic strip which apparently tells the nozzles where to drop the ink. Carefully wipe this from end to end with a clean cloth and hopefully, as in my case, problem solved. Good luck
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
Move the cartridge holder back to the right manually, but carefully - close lid and turn the printer off, then on again.
Posted on Nov 18, 2007
Hello, i have an MP-530 and it's doing the same 5100 error, i tried the same procedure you did but its not working, besides im getting an error from the INK WASTE, does any of you have the reset code for this, i'd truly appreciate any info regarding this.
Posted on Nov 29, 2007
OK. It sounds like there's something on the carriage bar restricting the movement of the ink carrier. Perhaps some ink got on the bar.
Try taking a clean lintfree rag dampened with rubbing alcohol and clean the bar. This may have to be repeated a number of times to get the foreign matter off the bar and the ink carriage.
Let me know if this helps. iF it does not we can try something else.
Posted on May 05, 2009
error 5100, this error appears and the problem is your cartridge, please double check your cartridge is connect properly and if it still have the errors change another cartridge, a new one...
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
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