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Error code 5100

I cannot do anything to reset the printer!! And I cannot get the ink cartridges out to check them.

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Re: error code 5100

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There's an error 5100 appear on my printer canon mp770. I need some help,please.

Problem You are unable to print and receive the message Error 5100 on the computer or printer display screen.
Cause Error 5100 is a carriage error that can usually be fixed by using service mode and flushing the printer heads when it has a blockage.
Solution Try the following:
If this doesn't work then the printer may need repair.

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My canon ip1980 appears error 5100 on my display i will replace my data strip but the problem still occurs. What should i do. Tnx

This problem is between waste ink absober full and ink cartridge.
Firstly your need to reset waste ink absober full.
Follow this step to reset waste ink absober full.

1> download iptool to reset waste ink absober full
Download here ----> Service tool 1
Service tool 2

After ypur download finish
> turn off your printer power switch
> open your printer cartridge door
> press and hold on/off button (never release)
> turn on printer power switch
> push your printer cartridge door switch with pen or anything can press that door swith.
> then release on/off button
> close open door
> then press on/off button 1 more
now your printer is in normal mode( no orange led blinking)
Then you can use ip service tool to permanent reset waste ink absober full.
IF after reset your waste ink absober full, problems still apppear error5100
> change your ink cartridge with the working cartridge

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The printer shows error code 5100 I think it has

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.

Good Luck.

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If the ink cartridges are stuck you can manually slide them back to their default position and check for paper or junk which may have slipped down the paper chute and is blocking the ink cartridges.
Remove the blockage
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I just had this problem and it was easy to fix.
If this not help, buy another printer! Cheaper than service...

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ERROR 5100 means that there is some foreign object blocking your ink cartridge carriage that disables it from moving. It may be a piece of paper or a scotch tape or a staple wire. You may try cleaning also the encoder strip with a moist tissue paper. Furthermore, you may also try cleaning CAREFULLY the contact points of the cartridge holder and the cartridge itself (those shiny bronze pins) with a moist lint-free cloth.

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Error message on Canon MP160 flashing E-2-2 error message 5100

The error code refers to Ink Cartridge

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Issue: ERROR LED: E, 2, 2

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Error code 5100 /this error is an error within the printer. This error means that there is
something obstructing the printing process. Check inside your printer through the gears that
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