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Re: Error Code 5010

My Canon all in one Printer MP460 (2 months old) is stating error code 5010 - any advice would be most appreciated. The problem occurred when I replaced the ink cartridges. I have tried re installing the printer and unplugging it from the PC etc., - to no avail - still error code 5010.

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  • narbar Mar 07, 2008

    Thank you starcomp for your speedy reply to my query re: Error Code 5010 (Canon MP460.) I will follow your instructions and will post the outcome later for your attention.

    Thank you again the information you shared is appreciated. Narbar

  • marcelruiz May 28, 2008

    I have a printer mp460. When i open the printer i saw error display to the lcd error 5010. How can i remove the error 5010 to my printer?

  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2008

    As soon as I start my Scanner, the error code 5010 comes on the screen and i cannot to do anyhting with my scanner....not functioning!

  • raypozas Sep 24, 2008

    Same error code. Have run MPTool no effect

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    We have a brand new Navien 180A, installed by a licensed plumber. It's been converted to propane. The output water temperature fluctuates by as much as 15 degrees. We also get occasional E3 errors and have to restart the system. And now we've gotten a E515 error, and I really don't think there is a problem with the ground. Navien tech help has been nearly useless. My suspicion is that there is a problem with the PC board. Any help would be appreciated. At this point the unit is a 2.5 thousand dollar piece of junk (including installation costs)Thanks in advance.



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It can have alot to do with some obstruction in the print path, the gears, or ink on the clear plastic encoder strip. You're on the right track - I found the the purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) was not lubricated well enough from factory. If you lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps) the mechanism can now slide more freely, and the unit can park the head properly without giving you the dreaded head homing error 5100 (or E-2-2 on the LCD display) Keep in mind that this repair will probably require you to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism. There are two screws behind the printer, and two in front for each corrosponding side panel (the front screws are behind the grey front panel of the printer - open the top cover to see the clips which hold the front cover on) Hope this helps some of you out.

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