Hi I have the above error message error 5100. It says to turn printer off and start again and to check manual if problem continues. However there is nothing in manual regarding thismessage. Can you help please. I did have a paper jam a few hours previous but it printed another 20 pages or so before this message started. many thanks
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It means that the waste ink absorbers are filled and you will need to replace them and take the machine to a service center.. Well thats what Canon says,, then when you get there they say buy a new one..
Any way forget them try this.. 1.) unplug machine (power cable from back of printer. 2.) hold the power button down and plug cable back in.the printer light will stay on ,, 3.) still holding power,, press the paper feed button.. light will change to orange 4.) press paper feed button again.. It will turn to green 5.) release power button and enjoy..
Depend on the the firmware skip step 4...
That will bypass canons firmware and reset the counters.. Print as you will now..
error code 5100 means print head temperature rise error. In other word the print head is overheated. First,turn off your printer for some minutes (it recommended to take about 30 secs or more) and let it's cooled down. Turn on again. If the problem still persist,try to check whether the print head is good or not by comparing with another print head. Be carefully,sometimes this problem is caused by short circuitry inside the print head.
Hi You can Try Same old errors
Error Code 5100
Solution 1: Clean the timing strip.
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
My converted iP1200 is currently blinking green, yellow, green, yellow on the power lights after start up and print request. The pop-up prompt suggests turning off the printer and turning it back on. Error 5100 is always seen.
may be the driver are not installed correctly ... just try reinstalling the drivers ... and make a check that you have inserted the ink cartilage or not ... if not insert it and then give try ... it may work ..
Error 5100 is either a logic board, or the code strip (if that is the problem) is another matter - It is the plastic strip that runs across the printer and through the head carriage, it is supported at each end (one end under spring tension). If it has become dislodged it will give this error, also if it has any ink, grease or other foreign matter on it, it will give errors. You can clean it with a cloth dampened with water but you need to exercise great care to avoid pulling it off its anchors. The other thing to do is clean the stainless steel bar that the carriage sli des on and lubricate it with a cloth moistened with 3-in-1 or light machine oil. If neither of these works then I guess it is repair shop or replacement time