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Canon MP510 Error code 5100

When ever i turn my printer on it comes up with an error code 5100 and it won't let me do anything else.... anyone know what the problem is?

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  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    error code 510 comes up and cant use .

  • fair trade Sep 25, 2008

    I've the same problem, and I think I know what is wrong: there is some paper stuck in the machine, but I don't know how to get it out...

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    the machine makes noises when printing like loud clunks

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Ink cartrige is in the wrong slot and now oth are stuck!!! what do i do????

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SOURCE: cannon pixma mp510 ~ error code 5100 help

Error 5100 is Carriage error.Possible problems in:
- Carriage unit
- Timing **** strip film
- Logic board assembly
- Carriage motor
First, make sure there is no paper jam anywhere in the machine.. look inside, rear, where the paper tray (output) is, etc to see if you find any shreds or torn paper that may have gotten stuck and you didn't see.Look carefully in the zone of Purge unit, using flashlight in the right side on printer.If this not help your printer need service.

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