Question about Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I too was getting the 5100 error, that's been solved but I still get broken lines and squiggly letters. We print a lot of invoices with lines so my printer is practically unusable. Any suggestions?
Right, this problem sounds like it might be something you can fix easily, firstly check through your printer menu and you should find an option such as allignment test page, select this and it will go through a cycle printing off various pages to make sure the cartridges are correctly alligned, if this fails then it could be a dry rail, this is the rail that the cartridges run along, run your finger along this (for safety do this with machine off) and if it fells like there is a lot of friction then simply add a drop of oil (oridinary car oil can be used) and spread across the rail. if this fails then please let me know
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Error Code 5100
It can have a lot to do with some obstruction in the print path, the gears, or ink on the clear plastic encoder strip. The purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) was not lubricated well enough from factory. If you lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps) the mechanism can now slide more freely, and the unit can park the head properly without giving you the dreaded head homing error 5100 (or E-2-2 on the LCD display) Keep in mind that this repair will probably require you to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism. There are two screws behind the printer, and two in front for each corresponding side panel (the front screws are behind the grey front panel of the printer - open the top cover to see the clips which hold the front cover on) Hope this helps some of you out.
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