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Error code 5100

Printer worked fine yesterday. what's going on?

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  • Lajman May 12, 2008

    Having the same problem, error code 5100 sometimes it works some times it doesn't.Seems to be a common problem with a lot of people,wouldn't you think Canon would post a fix for the problem????

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    code 5100--worked four hours ago. followed instruct to turn off, wait and try again--still 5100

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    Geachte,

    Er verschijnt foutcode 5100.Na het uitschakelen en weer in schakelen is het nog altijd foutcode 5100.Het toestel is in garantie aankoop Aldi.

    Kan je mij helpen?

    michel.bryon@telenet.be

    Met dank,

    Michel Bryon

    Catstraat 30

    8680 KOEKELARE

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    following instuctions to turn off and back on, but still not working. three days now! HELP!

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Hi You can Try

Error Code 5100
Solution 1:
Clean the timing strip.
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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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