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Error code 5100 shows onscreen and there are no comments in guidebook

Error code 5100 shows on screen along with ala - no reference to this code in guide book troubleshooting chapter.

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I had the same 5100 error code. Opened the lid to find a piece of paper jammed up in an accordion style preventing the print head from moving to the left. I removed the paper jam, moved the print head to the right, closed lid, turned printer off then back on. Error code cleared and printer returned to normal operation.

Posted on May 11, 2008

Re: error code 5100 shows onscreen and there are no...

Move ink tank to right and turn of then turn on, found in another canon printer fix it.

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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Error 5100 typically means that something has jammed the carriage. Unplug printer, open, and examine the print area for anything that might be blocking the print heads from moving back and forth. clear...

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Error code 5100 i have turned off machine, unplugged at electrical source. After 30 min replugged in to electrical source, turned on printer. Pressed print button. Machine processes for a few minutes...

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Error 5100 means that the cartridge can not be detected by the printer.
Actually the printer is not actually loading the cartridge and showing you the error 5100.

To solve these follow the following steps. I hope it works
  1. Turn off printer
  2. Remove both the cartridges from the printer
  3. Use a clothe moistened with alcohol to clean the surface contact on the cartridges where the terminals inside the printers touches
  4. Return the cartridges
  5. Turn on the printer.
Error will be removed

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Mar 11, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MX700 All-In-One InkJet...

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Printer gets confused. Shows on screen an error code 5100 But I have no idea what that means and dont have a reference manual telling me what it is or where to try to get a correction. Any help is...


Error 5100 is carriage error. Carriage is printer's cartridge holder. This means that there is some problem with printer's carriage, you'll need to check the plastic stick (around 1/4" wide). Also, check for any obstructions in the printer's carrriage path ( like small bits of paper stuck under carriage or any kind of paper jam).
Turn off the printer and remove the cartridges and reseat them after cleaning the carriage's bottom area with a Q-tip.

Please get back to me in case of any queries.

Daniel Scott

Jun 24, 2010 | Canon Pixma MP800 All-In-One InkJet...

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Error 5100

- Carriage unit
- Timing **** strip film
- Logic board ***'y
- Carriage motor problem

Sep 13, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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

The error code refers to Ink Cartridge

Issue: ERROR: Error code 5100 appears on the computer screen
Issue: ERROR LED: E, 2, 2

1. Disconnect and reconnect power cord to reset the device
2. Remove Packing Material MP160 / MP180 / MP460
3. Reseat ink cartridge (MP160 / MP180 / MP460)

Nov 15, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP460 All-In-One InkJet...

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Help i cant print


Error code 5100 refers to blockage along the print path. While this could be a number of things, simple remedies may include lubricating the slider rod where the print head moves along. This could be as simple as a drop of oil, cleaning and checking no paper bits or accumulated dust/ dirt or grime. Another area to check is the waste in pad. This would be the white receptacle below the print heads when in park position. On certain instances, the sponge may be dislocated and would simply require moving back in place. At other times, there could be obstruction blocking the print heads resting in the correct park position. This again could be dirt,grime, bits of paper, paperclips, staplers, or even gummed up or dried ink.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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Canon PIXMA MP450 "Servic Error 5100"

Try this... it worked on my MP450... Turn the printer on and open the lid, it shows the cartridges. Now let the cartridges settle to the left. You can notice that the cartridges run on a metal belt. It might be dirty, mine showed a black stripe on it. Take a cloth, a cleenex will be fine and clean it up. Move the cartridges to the right (force them with your hand) and clean the part of the belt left behind them. Now turn it off, close it up and turn it back on. It should work

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Error code 5100

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
you can see under the lid. There should be something obstructing the gears such as dirt or
in my case popcorn. Check VERY thoroughly.

Mar 23, 2008 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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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 ...

Feb 07, 2008 | Printers & Copiers

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