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Canon PIXMA MP450 "Servic Error 5100"

Whenever I turn my printer on, I get a "service error code 5100" on my printer's LCD screen. This happens after about 1-2 minutes after the printer is powered on, everytime. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

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  • jrf3320 Apr 06, 2008

    get error message of 51 when i try to print something. should like it is getting ready to print and there is a distinct click and then i get the 5100 error message thanks jim fisher

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    my printer show eror code 6500.What is it for problem?

  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2008

    erro 5100

  • REC7889 Nov 30, 2008

    I GOT THIS PROBLEM FOR THE 1ST TIME AND NOW CANNOT PRINT ANYMORE. SEEMS THAT THE PRINTING CARRIAGE CANNOT FIND THE CORRECT POSITION. NOTHING IN WAY.

  • brucemitch Dec 22, 2008

    same problem, error code 5100.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    when the error 5100 came the first time, I cleaned it using the menu for cleaning and it worked. Now the error 5100 came back. I'll try these solutions.

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Try this... it worked on my MP450... Turn the printer on and open the lid, it shows the cartridges. Now let the cartridges settle to the left. You can notice that the cartridges run on a metal belt. It might be dirty, mine showed a black stripe on it. Take a cloth, a cleenex will be fine and clean it up. Move the cartridges to the right (force them with your hand) and clean the part of the belt left behind them. Now turn it off, close it up and turn it back on. It should work

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    joshgberg Sep 20, 2012

    i love you! i have spent countless hours trying to get my pixma mp170 to work, and this fixed it in a minute!

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Try clean thin pastic belt behind printhead - be carefull, no solvent - only moist clout, excuse horrible eng.

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Error code 5100 keeps displaying on printer screen

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My Canon Pixma error.The paper will go down but no picture.then,it will print,but the paper will not go down .can you help me,please?

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Remove both cartridges, turn off the printer for a few seconds. Then, restart your printer and wait for it to warm-up. When it's finished warming up and you see the error code for missing ink cartridges, open the printer and insert both of them and close the printer. 

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