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Hello and Welcome to FixYa!

Error 5100 means that the cartridge can not be detected by the printer
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Actually the printer is not actually loading the cartridge and showing you the error 5100.

To solve these follow the following steps

  1. Turn off printer
  2. Remove both the cartridges from the printer
  3. Use a clothe moistened with alcohol to clean the surface contact on the cartridges where the terminals inside the printers touches
  4. Return the cartridges
  5. Turn on the printer.
Error will be removed.

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Posted on Apr 11, 2011

  • Ron Taylor Nov 20, 2011

    This could probably work for the cartridge holder in a Pixma Pro 9000 Mk II as well.

  • youqueen May 02, 2013

    thank a lot

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No....for 5100 error.. it cannot be solved.

This is same thing as e5 error.

The only way u can get out is getting new cartridge.

Posted on Apr 20, 2011

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