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Pixma mp460 error 5100

I have JUST gotten this printer. used only 1 set of ink cartridges. replaced them and now i keep getting an error code 5100. i've followed directions - gently remove stuck paper from the front, then hit 'okay' button. still SAME result. then shut off printer for a few moments and tried again. same results: the 2nd piece of paper always jams the printer. the first piece of paper does come out, but nothings printed on it. next, i followed cleaning methods suggested i.e. fold paper in 1/2 feed through. run the rollers to clean themselves. NOTHING- help! I have a paper due.

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  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    error code 5100

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    i dont know what is rong with my printer suddenly a error code 5100 get pop out and i cant print or scan because of that i dont know what to do thay told me to disscont it and connect back again but stiull same thingh with the errorcode 5100 i dont know what to do please help me

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    i have the same problem. i've chek my printer troughtly but it still doesn't work

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This error is an error within the printer. This error means that there is something obstructing the printing process. Check inside your printer through the gears that you can see under the lid. There should be something obstructing the gears such as dirt or in my case popcorn. There was even some paper caught underneath the rollers that I had to jiggle around to even see. Check VERY thoroughly.

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Error Code 5100
It can have a lot to do with some obstruction in the print path, the gears, or ink on the clear plastic encoder strip. 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 corresponding 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)

Error 5200:


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2. Unplug the electrical cord from the printer and wait 30 seconds.
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4. Lift up the gray arm that surrounds the ink cartridges.
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6. Close printer cover. Plug electricity back in.
7. There should be a message about checking the ink cartridge on the display (I can't remember exactly what it said but it was something like that).
8. Open printer, lift the gray arm that surrounds the ink cartridge area and reinsert the ink cartridge holder (with the ink cartridges in it). Lower the gray arm.
9. Close printer cover.
10. The display should appear normal now, and you should be able to print again.






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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
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  3. Use a clothe moistened with alcohol to clean the surface contact on the cartridges where the terminals inside the printers touches
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  5. Turn on the printer.
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If the problem is not resolved, then best option is to take it back where you purchased it or contact Canon service center about the error code or To get support by Canon on phone, then call at 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666)
They will surely solve it.


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First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.

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Next try.

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