Hi there, i've been trying to print since yesterday on my Canon i960 printer but wont allow me to do so. keeps bringing up an error which says "service error 5100" could you please tell me what this means.
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Hi this is only a try it may work
Start with the printer OFF
1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER 2. Release RESUME 3. Press RESUME twice, then release POWER 4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute: presses - light color - function
Number of presses - light color - function 0 presses - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960) 1 press - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960) 2 presses - green - EEPROM initialize 3 presses - orange - Reset waste ink counter
This printer model has a print head seperate from the carts. Over time, the print head can become clogged. Try removing the print head assembly from the printer and dipping just the printhead (the silver thing on the bottom) into a shallow dish of just boiled water several times. Dry off, reinstall print head and carts and try again. My need to do a few times. This will get rid of any congealed ink on the print head. Otherwise, new printer, as the replacement print head is more expensive than a new printer. Canon kind of made these disposable. Can also try to inject water through the cartridge port when the printhead is out of the printer ( the hole where the cartridge goes into) with hot water as well...
Your problem is the print head. You can buy one from Canon for about $95, or find them new from dealers on Ebay for $60 to $70. For a less expensive fix, try to remove the print head and clean it. (You don't need any tools, just remove the ink tanks and pull the print head forward and out. Over time, the receivers tend to get dry & crusted ink on them. Note that the inks used are fast drying inks to keep your pictures, etc. from smudging after you print them. Try not to use solvent. I use q-tips and hot water, then dry using another q-tip. If this does not work, there are commercial cleaning kits available for about $10. Short of that, your choice is to replace the print head or the printer itself. My i960 prints such good quality color prints and normal color printing, that I would fix it rather than replace the printer. I hope the easy cleaning does it for you!
is the piece of paper removed? or there parts of the paper w/c was nt removed? if the whole paper was removed already, try to use this steps..step 1. remove the power cord of the printer. step 2. press the power on/off of the printer while plugging the power cord. and wait for 10 seconds before releasing the on/off button..then put on your printer. but if some pieces of broken paper inside the printer try to clear it first then try printing.