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Canon mx 300

My all inn one printer gives a 5100 error
and makes a strange noise,when i turn it one.
Plaese help me

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  • joyegrube Aug 26, 2008

    My printer is doing the same thing. First it started having trouble printing borderless. It would print fine up to the final 1/3 of the page then would start making an awful noise and mess up the last of the job. After a time or two of that the 5100 error came up and now I can do nothing.

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    I have printer canon mx 308. it show disply scaner error .

    how am I will do ?

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Found this on cannon site: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=123&modelid=15601#SupportDetailAct

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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