Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
5100 says the carriage with the inks can't move right to left properly. Possibly grease that needs to be wiped from the encoder strip, behind the carriage, and one customer left the white plastic tray over the hole and stopped the carriage. Look for anything inside that would stop the carriage from moving freely. Also under warranty..so free service
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: service error 5100
may be the driver are not installed correctly ... just try reinstalling the drivers ... and make a check that you have inserted the ink cartilage or not ...
if not insert it and then give try ... it may work ..
if problem persists then call the service rep ...
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
I have a canon ip 1300 produces an error(both LED's are alternately blinking one blink for the green led and 5 blink from the orange led) then it will produce an error 5600.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
nope try this --
As a technician, I have worked on tons of printers. This particular error had stumped me for a while, but I finally found the cause. As others had pointed out before, it can have alot to do with some obstruction in the print path, the gears, or ink on the clear plastic encoder strip. You're on the right track - I found the the purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) was not lubricated well enough from factory. If you lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps) the mechanism can now slide more freely, and the unit can park the head properly without giving you the dreaded head homing error 5100 (or E-2-2 on the LCD display) Keep in mind that this repair will probably require you to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism. There are two screws behind the printer, and two in front for each corrosponding side panel (the front screws are behind the grey front panel of the printer - open the top cover to see the clips which hold the front cover on) Hope this helps some of you out.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
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