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Re: error 5100, ready to toss it.help!
Hi You can Try 2 things. There is some foreign object blocking your cartridges carriage that disables it from moving. 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 Next try. It may be a piece of paper or a scotch tape or a staple wire. 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. 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.
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Make sure that the cartridges that you are putting back in match the ones that you took out.Make sure that they are the right part number for what you are replacing.Try putting the old ones back in and see if you are having a problem doing that if not than look real close to the new ones and make sure that the notches are in the right place.Hope that this will help you some..
no prob try -- As a technician, I have worked on tons of printers. This particular error had stumped me for a while, but I finally found the cause. As others had pointed out before, it can have alot to do with some obstruction in the print path, the gears, or ink on the clear plastic encoder strip. You're on the right track - I found the 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 corrosponding 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.
My printer will not print black ink. The color ink is very light. I replaced a new color cartlidge, cleaned the printheads and tried to callibrate, but the printer could not identify the callibration page from my scanner. Can you help me resolve my problem?
I had the exact problem described and it was the following:
one of the ink cartidges had popped out of place "inside" the printer housing on the right hand side, and was catching as the printer tried to start up.
By using a thin object such as a ruler, I could press the ink cartridge back into place to allow the ink cartidges to come out from the printer side area. Once out I properly reseated the ink and all seems fine.
If the error code is actually 5100, this is how you fix it:
Open the paper output tray.
Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)
Open the inner cover. CAUTION: a. Do not try to manually move or stop the Print Head Holder. b. Do not touch any metal parts. Press down on the ink tank until a click is heard, thereby making sure the ink tank is seated properly. Note: Make sure that the ink tank is inserted in the slot that corresponds to the ink tank's color. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red Note: Ink Tank Lamp You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes. - On: The printer is ready to print. - Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank. - Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error. - Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.
Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover). Note: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam your finger. When starting printing next time, the print head cleaning launches automatically.
If you haven't installed ink recently -- then you are out of ink and that is why you ink out light is flickering.