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How to fix error code 5100 on any Canon Pixma Printer

If you get a skipped vertical line or error code 5100, your timing strip needs cleaning. You must be very careful not to rip it when clenaing. See short video for refernece. This fix will work on all Canon Pixma inkjet printers.

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error code 5100


Solution 1:
  • Look inside for a tiny object like a piece of paper, a staple...

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.

Solution 3:
  • Clean the timing strip: there is a thin plastic strip running across the width in front of and below the drive belt: there are fine black vertical lines on this strip. If the strip gets a piece of crud on it, you get an error during the start-up sequence.Gently clean this strip with a damp lint-free tissue.

Oct 17, 2013 | Canon BJC S300 InkJet Printer

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error code 5100 on mx700 printer


There is a thin (1/4"wide) plastic strip running across the width in front of and below the drive belt. This part is related to the optical encoder which tells the print head where it is. Look closely, there are fine black vertical lines on this strip. If the strip gets a piece of crud on it, you get an error during the start up sequence. Softly clean this strip with a damp lint free tissue. This also fixed a gap in the printing running lengthwise (not across the page like a clogged head).

Jan 28, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Canon MP600 Printer - How do I fix error code 5100


Hi Whitey621
Error code 5100 Try
Solution 1:
Look inside for a tiny object like a piece of paper, a staple...

Solution 2:
There is a thin plastic strip running across the width in front of and below the drive belt: there are fine black vertical lines on this strip. If the strip gets a piece of crud on it, you get an error during the start-up sequence.
Gently clean this strip with a damp lint-free tissue
Hope It Helps: Pineworks.

Jan 27, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP600 all-In-One InkJet...

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MX850 - error code 5100 = can you help please.


Hi You can Try

Error Code 5100
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.


All The Best: Pineworks

Dec 06, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX850 Multifunction Printer

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