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Canon MP530 alarm light and feed switch light

I started to print something and forgot to open the door to let the paper out. It completed printing then ever since the alarm light and feed switch light are blinking. I have tried unplugging and resetting the printer to no avail. Please help!:)

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SOURCE: Canon MP 160

how do you fix error 5100

Posted on Feb 20, 2008


geemarie
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SOURCE: Error 5100 for canon mp530

I would do all of the following and see if yo can clear this code. It is not on any Canon list of possible codes, so I have no idea what it means., but let's do this:

Turn off the printer and unplug it.
Remove the print cartridges. Look at them, are they leak free? Look into the cartridge holders. Are they clean?. Dried ink or blobs should be cleaned off with a little alcohol and a qtip.

Are the little wire holders bent or broken? Do they look exactly the same?

Turn the printer back on reinstall the cartridges.Check in your printer preferences/services and clean your cartridges.

Now turn it off again and unplug it. Open the paper jam door and gently push the paper roller forward until it clicks. At the same time, look for even the tiniest scrap of anything in there.
Close the paper jam door and plug your printer back in. Restart your computer.

If the problem is not solved. You may need to reinstall the printer. Do You have your original disc? Be sure to do a clean install. ( Turn off all running programs in the lower right corner including your virus control. Also go to Toolbar>tools>internet options>general>and delete all you cookies and temporary internet files.) Turn off and unplug your printer.

Reinstall the software. When it is finished if it has not told you to plug your print back in do so now. Restart your computer and turn your printer on.

I hope this helps. Good luck to you.

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon MP530 shows paper jam,

First – diagnose your problem. In my case the first roller which feeds the paper through the ADF (under small black flip up cover on top) was not turning. Hence no paper advance and error claimed a paper jam (it wasn’t – just a failure to advance paper)
 
The cause turned out to be a stuck gear turning that silver rod at the top. A bit of household oil has worked a charm.
 
To get at the gear, unhinge the ADF cover retaining tie (black flexible plastic stopping it opening all the way). Just lift it up and roll over towards printer.
Then unscrew one screw next to that tie. Gently prise plastic cover off by lifting up from left hand side (near that black tie). It should rotate off. Keep power on and fingers out.
 
Put a few drops of oil on top gear. Place paper in ADF and attempt a batch scan operation. Gears should turn and lubricate parts. Repeat.  Once working, replace cover, screw and tie.
 
Mine had seized months ago and is now working fine. Hope yours does too.
 
P.S. Get a Continuous Ink System (as sold on eBay) - awesome for an ink guzzler...

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: canon ip 2600 printer. Paper does not feed

Hey I had the same problem. Called the company; we couldn't fix it. Well I turned it upside down and a 2" flower stem fell out from when I cut some flowers next to my desk. It still didn't work. I was examining the feed area while it was running and I found another little piece of stem that was lodged way in there. I had to get it out with tweasers and it turned out to be 1" long. Couldn't really see it at all. Works fine now.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

pineworks
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SOURCE: paper won't feed through canon printer. no paper jam apparent -

Hello there gave it a go this may work for you, it has worked for many here I given this advice so gave it a try it could work for you. Generally when this happens, something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.

First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.

If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there.

And gave the rode that the ink slides on a good clean and maybe a bit oil on cloth and wipe the rod with it.

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

pineworks
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SOURCE: paper not feeding through for printing - Canon MP240

something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.

First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.

If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there.

And gave the rode that the ink slides on a good clean and maybe a bit oil on cloth and wipe the rod with it.

Also clean The purge unit, called a spittoon assembly in an HP, Lexmark, Caonon and other inkjet printers, is where the print head assembly parks when not in use, also its other job is to clean and make sure the print head is clean and open for printing.

That is where you'll find the print head assembly parked on top of it.
It also has an electrical pump to milk the print heads and test for ink flow.

So clean all under where the heads are parked and on IP6600D models you can take out the heads just by clipping them out, and then clean well.


Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on May 14, 2010

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