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I asked around and this error ..its also instruct you to turn off and on the printer ..it is a warning for an obstruction in the printing process ...most of the times the obstruction having mechanical origins..So look around for sliding parts and in general parts that suppose to move in a certain pattern and now are blocked or not well lubricated or something is blocking them ..

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Error code 5100 indicates that carriage unit movement disturbance occurs. Open the printer cover and look inside the printer,you will see film encoder out there. Sometimes,dirty film encoder cause that problem.
How it works?. Carriage unit read film encoder by using optical mechanism to move correctly. Some dirt,like grease or finger print may turn the light and make carriage movement error occurs.
Faulty carriage unit may also cause this problem. So,you can try clean film encoder with moistened clothes first. Do it carefully. Do not damage film encoder. Film encoder just likely negative film that can be easily broken.
If this do not solve your problem,replace carriage unit

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    Error description of 5100 is CR error. CR= Carriage return. For details,problem occurs when carriage unit return to it's initial position (On cap unit of purge unit). Note that this error represented by blinking error 2 times in green and orange. This error is carriage case. It's completely different with Cartridge Jam problem where the printhead or cartridge being locked by faulty purge unit.

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Cartridge jam. Try removing the ink cartridges and reinserting them.

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As a technician, I have worked on tons of printers. This particular error had stumped me for a while, but I finally found the cause. As others had pointed out before, 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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SOURCE: MX850 - error code 5100 = can you help please.

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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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