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Keep getting error 5100 when trying to print. what is this and how can i fix it?

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SOURCE: Service error 5C00 or 5100

5100 Make sure nothing is blocking the cartridge movement, if not requires service.

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SOURCE: Canon IP4000 Error Code 5100

It is a carriage error.
Most times this is a serious error that requires a Canon tech to fix it.
Look at the carriage and see if there is something obstructing it's movement. If you recently had a paper jam, there may be some paper stuck in the path.
You should be able to move the carriage freely with the power off.
Let me know.
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Thanks, Joe

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Canon pixma mg2120 error 5100


I just bought this Canon PIXMA MG2120 PRINTER about 2 weeksago, I've been able to print untillast night, it's giving me error message 5100, what do I do to fix this?

Jul 15, 2012 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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Service error 5100


Hi You can Try 2 things.

ERROR 5100 means that there is some foreign object blocking your cartridges carriage that disables it from moving. Generally when this happens, something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.

First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.

If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there



Next try.

It may be a piece of paper or a scotch tape or a staple wire.
Solution 1:
Clean the timing strip.

Solution 2:
The purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) may be not lubricated well enough .

Lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps); this repair probably require to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism.


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Feb 22, 2010 | Canon Pixma iP4500 InkJet Printer

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Last week i tried to print but it didn't work and appeared 5100 error. i have the pixma mp 170 printer... i don't know how i can fix it


Hello

The manual states that the error code 5100 is a result of:

Service error 5100 is displayed

Cause: Movement of the FINE Cartridge Holder is blocked.
Action: Clear the paper jam or foreign object that is preventing the FINE Cartridge Holder from moving, cancel printing from your computer, then turn OFF the machine and turn it back ON again.
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You might see something blocking the printer head, check inside to see if there is a paper jam, staple, or some other object blocking the print head.

If this does not work, try resetting the device:

  1. Turn the printer off.
  2. Hold the button Resume / Cancel (red triangle in the circle), click POWER - indicator lights green.
  3. Release the button Resume / Cancel, keeping POWER.
  4. Click Resume / Cancel 2 times, keeping POWER, and then release all the buttons.
  5. When the indicator light Green - click Resume / Cancel 4 times!
  6. Turn the printer off button POWER.
Hope this can help you.

Best regards
Andrea

Oct 20, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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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
canon tech

Apr 09, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet...

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MP830 5100 Error


Normal 0 I suggest you get a sheet of Card Stock (Heavy paper) and place it in the feed way. Then press the print button applying a slight amount of pressure on the Card Stock so it will feed through the printer. The reason for this, is in some cases I have been able to clear the paper track of debris that was deposited there over time.
Worth a try, as I have fixed a number of printers this way, saving costly repairs.
Hope this helps. Bud

Jan 07, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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I get ERROR 5100 message for my i350 printer...of course it will not print. How is this fixed? Please help.


I had the error code 5100 for my canon pixma ip6220d printer and all it was a pen in the track of the cartridges. I've been looking for that pen for awhile too. So I would say look for something in the way of the cartridges. Hope this helps everyone.

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please suggest me service error 5100, when i start to print it appear service error 5100. what happen ?

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