Question about Canon PIXMA MX700 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I get an error code 5100. Printer does not start to print. I have checked the printer head and cleaned it. Only on print catridge is low and flashing.
It may be that you need to clean your timing strip. (Download the manual from the usa canon website to learn more about the timing strip.)
Also, if cleaning the timing strip does not help, you may need to lubricate your purge cap. The purge cap is the white sliding mechanism that the printhead parks against when not in use.
1. Get yourself some white grease.
2. Remove the right printer panel to gain access to the purge mechanism.
3. Do not get any grease on the wipers or the black caps!
4. Moisten JUST the purge cap with the white grease.
Let me know if this solves the problem! Thanks - ambssdor
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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In most cases the printer driver software can have errors while being in use or is shut down. So to reset remove your printer from the PC and uninstall the printer software. Now reinstall the printer software and then connect the Printer ONLY WHEN PROMPTED, to be detected as a new hardware as it will be installed. Now check the printer properties to see the ink levels.
Activate head cleaning before a test is taken. Sometimes it is possible that the head is not reacting to the need of the PC command or can be an issue with ink drying or poor ink cartridge contacts. Sometimes the power supply unit must be checked as a poor SMPS unit can deliver low voltage and cause issues to the printer function. Check all the leads and connections of the mother board , the tags to the ink cartridge. Also check the mechanical settings of the ink cartridge , if jammed or tight remove motor and manually free the drive before it is set back.
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