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Service error 5100 - Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

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  • watersnake22 Sep 07, 2008

    Unable to print as comes up with 5100 error. Have switched printer off, and switched back on, but error still appears.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    i have also

    in my printer i canot print

  • core_com_ser Nov 18, 2008
  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    error 5100 - on my LCD screen it is showing the SCAN ornage light flashing all the time, and the printer is E and 2 continuusly, on/off button continuingly flashing....

  • divi_k9 Dec 07, 2008

    i have t same problem..but i cudnt get it fixed as yet..this is really frustrating..all it shows is error 1500 no matter what i try,and im not sure what t correct position for the catridge is either!!

  • AA103 Mar 25, 2009

    when i turn on printer it makes terrible shcreeching noise and come up with service error 5100!

    please some body help me

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    5100 error signal on

  • Sumon Biswas Apr 29, 2009

    Service Error 5100.

    Cancel Printing and Turn the Printer Off and then on again.

    If this doesn't clear the Error, See the printer manual for more details.


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I have not been able to print even a test page since I bought my Canon Pixma 1300. I have had nothing but an error 5100 come up. The tiny green light of the start button keeps flashing on and off alternately with the other orange light of the button next to it. I thought I had not put in the ink cartridges properly but I think I finally got the right positioning of the cartridges after sliding it up and down a few times. I must say the cartridge installation process is badly instructed as there does not
appear to be mentioned in the instruction that the cartridges do not have a strong locking device that clearly locks them into place, so you are left guessing if you've got it right.
Has anyone else had the same problem(ERROR 5100 & and cartridge placement) with this printer? And if so how did you fix it or know that you put the cartridge in properly?

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I have manage to solve the problem myself now. I noticed one of the ink cartridges wasnt sitting properly so have pushed it in. Dont know how it popped up.

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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My sister has a Canon i450, and it sounded like it was grinding the gears, when trying to print. After searching error 5100, I found this page that basically said something was locking up the gears. I finally took it apart and found a pair of tweezers had fell inside from the back paper in slot. Thanks for the info!

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

Check the Timing **** strip film (QC1-4284)
i solve my problem cleaning a spot in it.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

If you read further post, someone had posted a solution, to wipe the bar where the ink cartridges go across, with a cloth. I did this, and now my printer is going ok. I emailed Canon, and they told me to take it in for service, but since i got it going doing the above, I did not have to.

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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