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The printer shows error code 5100 I think it has

The printer shows error code 5100 I think it has to do with the ink cartridge/s being empty But when I open the lid the cartridge doesn t move over and I can t get the printer to cooperate at all

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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.

Good Luck.

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Posted on May 06, 2010

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I cannot remove the ink cartridge. It has come adrift in the operate mode and is giving an 5100 error. The cartridges will not move to the left so I can take the cartridge out.
Can you help please.
How easy is it to take the printer apart

Posted on May 26, 2010

  • dougharrison May 26, 2010

    Thanks very much it worked.

    At first I thought 'paper clip' why should a paper clip get into the printer. Applied the cardstock paper and would you believe it, out popped a paper clip.

    Sorry i didn't believe you but I am now a convert.



    Thanks



    Doug

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