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Can not print to my Canon MX700 printer. Error Code 5100 keeps coming up, have turned on and off several times

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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.


Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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Error code 5100 has appeared


Here is what I could find on the issue. -Error code 5100 describes a physical problem either with a paper jam or an incorrectly seated ink tank.
This was found on e-how. If you would like to read more please see the link below. hope this helps.
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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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Pixma MX700.Error code 5100 . Paper from rear printing stuck in printer. Please advise.


Hi You can Try

Error Code 5100 You need to get ant bits paper from it first, no easy way just go to get in to it and get it out try turning the rollers by hand.

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.


All The Best: Pineworks

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Error code 5100


5100 means either there is paper stopping the carriage from moving properly, or there is grease on the plastic strip behind the carriage. If you wipe off the grease with a Q-tip the error will go away.

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I have a Canon MX700 printer. I had a "business card paper" jam. Since the paper is perforated for business cards, it wasn't fun removing all the pieces. I finally removed the back panel & was able to...


Hi You can Try

Error Code 5100
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.


All The Best: Pineworks

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Printer error code 5100 I had a business card paper jam in my Canon MX700. I removed the back panel & was able to clear the obstruction, but I keep getting the Error code: 5100. I've tried turning the...


Hi You can Try

Same old Error Code 5100
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.


All The Best: Pineworks

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Error Code 5100


Carriage error. Paper or the print mechanism is blocked.

It could mean the rollers don't grip the paper, there is torn paper keeping the rollers from turning, the paper can't stick to the rollers etc.,

http://noel.bouvet.free.fr/ip4200/Canon%2520Servicemanual_ip4200.pdf

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

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