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Error Code 5100 - Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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  • Samaz Dec 24, 2007

    I am getting error code 5100.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    Also have this on a DS810 that has had little use and is 10 months old.

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    will not print alarm button flases

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008


  • rafi79 Jan 20, 2008

    Error code problem , not connection beetwen Vista to print MP210,but scan its ok

  • koula Jan 22, 2008

    hello, i' m having an error 5100 problem . the message says to restart my printer. i do it but the problem doesn' t go away. the colours on the printed page are very bad. what can i do? can you help me? i am trying to find a reset button in case that fixes it but there isn't any. thank you in advance.

  • Andrew24 Feb 01, 2008

    I have the same problem where if i try to print the service error code 5100 shows and instructs me to cancel printing and turn off the computer and try again

  • noelandb Feb 02, 2008

    my mp170 is pulling pages on 1 side but they are not feeding on the other, the result is the page goes in wrong and gets stuck.

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    new computer, old printer, shows code 5100 when tring to print

  • unqbran Feb 16, 2008

    Waste Ink Tank almost full

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    Error code 5100- cant do anything......

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2008

    I have a brand new printer (canon Pixma Mini260) I'm getting an error code 5100 after turning it on. I can not do anything else after axcept turn off the printer. I tried the suggestion of unplugging the printer then plugging it again but it didn't make a difference. The manual that came with the printer doesn't seems to provide this error code. Help!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    error 5100

  • harleyy87 Mar 21, 2008

    selphy DS5810 error code 5100 whats up? cant do anything please help, unplugged and restart same code

    Thanks Pat

  • Robert Brown
    Robert Brown Mar 24, 2008

    I got 'waste ink tank almost full' message. Took top cover off to try and find tank to empty. Could not gain access to tank so refitted cover. Now get Error 5100 message and cannot print. I have single orange light alternating with green.

  • gennaro Mar 25, 2008

    error 510

  • reenski Mar 28, 2008

    I too have the 5100 error. Prior the printer would feed sheet of paper through without printing anything then say there was a paper jam. This would happen say 30 out of 50 attempts to print. HELP! I don't see anything jammed nor are ink cartridges not in correctly.

  • fran_cois2 Mar 29, 2008

    Hello i have error code 5100 (MP470)

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    Have turnded printer off and on again as directed. No change in operating performance ie it still won't work. Maureen. Golden Glow Nursing.

  • ursamajor10 Apr 23, 2008 a paper jam. Was cleared. Now keeps error 5100. Sounds like carriage hits fairly ******* return

  • karenVjghfg Apr 24, 2008

    we don't have any ink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is that a problem...

  • yatak Apr 29, 2008

    Printer has not fully recovered after a paper jam (I think). It is not printing anything vertically in middle of the page and is reporting service error 5100

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    got a paper jam and now error code 5100 appears

    when i try to print, a loud screeching noise happens and then the error code shows again

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    error 5100 is showing up every time to print something SOME HELP PLEASE!!!

  • keller luc Jun 11, 2008

    Quand je veux imprimer une fenêtre s'ouvre :Erreur de service 5100.
    Annulez l'impression, mettez l'imprimante hors tension puis sous tension.
    Si le problème persiste, consultez le manuel de l'imprimante pour plus de détails.

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    ERROR CODE 5100

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    ERROR CODE 5100

  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008

    same here!!!

  • speedlaf Jul 12, 2008

    Le chariot d'encre va taper à gauche et l'imprimante écrit ERROR CODE 5100 ???

  • kush123 Jul 15, 2008

    even me getting the same error of 5100... when i give the print command

  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    When I try to load a new cartridge in my new MX700, I get error code 5100

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    Service error 5100 on Pixma ip4000

  • ojones3606 Aug 17, 2008

    changed ink cartridges and got 5100 error code.
    restarted printer but no help.

  • kristyer_95 Aug 23, 2008

    everytime i try to print something out from my home printer, a pop-up come up showing an error code 20 and i don't know how to fix it!

  • jennebeker Aug 26, 2008

    My Pixma MP830 gave me error code 5c10. I turned off machine as advised and tried printing and then got another error code 6A00. I turned off machine again and turned on and again tried to print. This time I got another error code 5100. Any suggestions?

    I've already had the print head replaced a year ago.

  • more4me Aug 30, 2008

    Appears on the screen of my Brother printer mfc-845CW bought in '07:
    Unable to print 51

  • tsstom Oct 02, 2008

    Looking for the cause of error code 5100 for the Canon Pixma MP500. Please advise. Thanks!!

  • esteleta7 Oct 11, 2008

    I have the same problem, have you got a solution?

  • francinedres Oct 12, 2008

    5100 error message and alarm

  • baynomad Oct 15, 2008

    yep, error code 5100, very very frustrating

  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    I have a canon mp210 and when i try to print it gives me the same error code5100 what do i do

  • Mz Thang Oct 25, 2008

    My printer was knocked off the table by accident and when i went to plug it up to test it the error code 5100 appear with the alarm light blinking and the copy light blinking. Please help me solve this problem.

    Thank you Tobey



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For error 5100 try the following, I know it works on some Canon printers:
Unplug printer, press and hold "resume" button, press "power" button and hold down, release "resume", press "resume", release and press again. Release both buttons and now press "resume" 4 times. Power off. Re-start.
Hope this helps.

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I had an error code 5100 and a loud grinding sound immediately after clearing a paper jam. This is what I did: Turned the printer off to reset the error code.  Then I put one sheet of paper in the loader and tried to make a copy.  When it started bunching up again, I immediately pushed the stop/reset button.  This causes it to send the paper right through.  After I did this twice, on the third time it made my copy no problems.  If you look online at, your can find your product, then select the support and services tab and search for your problem.  When I searched for error code 5100, it gave me 4 different things to try. (One of those things was to reseat the printer cartridges, which may be the problem if your printer fell off the table!)

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I took my unit completely apart... and found that paper had rolled in between the print head and the shaft on which the head moves, so i couldnt see it. the grinding noise was due to the motor not being able to overcome the little bit of paper that was about 1cm x 1cm. if u are the hands-on type, its quite easy to disassemble the mp500 and fix. just be careful not to pull any wires loose, and take note of how everything was before disassembling each piece. the only "wire" i had to take out was the one anchoring the scanner to the main print body, which is located on the left side when u are facing the front of the printer, and in my case it was black and held onto the print body by a screw.

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