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HI,

Can you please give me the make and model no. of the printer so that i can help you fix it.

Waiting for your reply.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

  • Priya darshan Apr 08, 2008

    HI,

    The first thing you can try to fix the problem is to do a hard reset by unpluging all the cords from the back and then plug it back after 30min.

    Secondly check if there is any paper jammed in the machine.Is there is any paper jammed inside then please remove it.

    Usually error 5100 appears when there is any problem with the print head.Did you try refilling the ink manually in the cartridge if so this can also be one strong reason for the error to appear.
    The only solution would be to call canon and get it serviced if it is under warranty.

    I hope this helps..

    Goodluck and Thank you for using fixya.

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Do a hard reset the unit should work

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What is the model of your printer?

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

  • Matt Jurach
    Matt Jurach Apr 08, 2008

    In most Canon printers, this error refers to a "Carriage Home Position Error," which just means that the ink carriage can't move freely to its normal starting position.

    Check the ink cartridges again to make sure they are seated properly, and are not hindering movement of the carriage (sometimes they'll hit the side if they are not inserted completely).

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The main reason of Canon Printer error code 5100 If you receive Canon printer error code 5100 message this means you need to reset the printer. This also signifies that your computer does not recognize the printer. Your printer will show this error code because the LED is blinking. If your PC does not recognized the printer then it will also affect your printing jobs and you will not be able to do any printing work.
When the error code 5100 appears in your Canon multi functional printer then the Printer LED light will blink. This also means that you need to reset your printer. You must fix this error as quickly as possible. For instant technical support please contact Canon Printer Technical Support.


Tips to Resolve Error Code 5100

  • The Canon printer will show error code 5100 to warn the user that there is some problem.
  • In order to fix the problem, you require to opens the top of the printer.
  • In the right side of the printer you need to search for the waste ink absorber pad.
  • The next step is to clean the waste ink absorber compartment with a paper or cloth. This also completes the resetting process of the printer.
  • Inspect the paper feed area of the printer and confirm that there are no obstructions or paper jams in the printer that may be responsible for the error.
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First, download the software at http://www.box.net/shared/4yblbn34kg

Secondly, to run the software your printer has to be in service mode. Do that by
- unplug cable
- press and hold "power" button
- plug cable
- press "resume" and release
- release the "power" button
At this stage, your computer will detect a new hardware

Run the software.

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I am also with the same problem of Canon IP1300, need to know how I can solve this problem of the error 5100, as soon as I bought the product and not used yet, for this mistake, I wonder if this problem is also frequent in the canon machines? !

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