Canon Color Bubblejet (BJC) 5100

How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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Make sure the ink cartridges are properly installed. Push up the ink cartridge lock lever until it clicks. Make sure that the ink cartridge holder motion is not impeded by stabilizer, jammed paper, etc. Remove any impediment.
Paper is jammed or there is an object inside the printer.
Error 5100 is a general error from the Microsoft . NET installer that can have a number of meanings: . NET has already been installed and target computer needs to be rebooted.
The printer may be damaged or not function properly. Confirm that the print head lock lever is locked securely. Push both tabs of the print head lock lever until each clicks into place. Make sure the ink tanks are properly installed.
Confirm that there are no materials (e.g. jammed paper) that is preventing the print head holder from moving. If any, remove the materials. Confirm that The print head lock lever is locked securely. Push the right and left tabs of the print head lock lever until each clicks into place.
To clear the error, click on the link to open the article and get detailed instructions. Remove foreign objects from rear tray. An ink tank(s) is not seated properly. Paper is jammed or there is an object inside the printer.
An ink cartridge isn`t seated properly.
Check the following: Make sure print head holder motion is not impeded by tapes for securing the print head holderduring transportation, jammed paper, etc. Remove any impediment. Make sure the ink tanks are properly installed.
An ink tank(s) is not seated properly.

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ANSWER : The problem is how the hell do you put your hand in there to clean it? I have tried but could not clean it properly, hence my printer still has that error.

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ANSWER : Make sure you check that a copy of Gustave Holst’s journey to the stars cassette isn’t stuck in there! haha. That’s what my error 5100 was all about, I was getting ready to dismantle the thing after threatening it with a water boarding.

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ANSWER : I have a Canon Pixma MG4150 and I never see any references to it on help pages. I too want to get rid of the ink absorber warning after havig cleaned and reinstalled the absorber pads. Can anyone help?

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ANSWER : Look for a protruding plastic on the top that goes into an indentation. Mine was in the front left side. Put a piece of cardboard into the indentation.and close the door. The top plastic piece is not pushing the door close sensor down and because its too short and the cardboard allows the sensor to be reached and pushed.

Error Code 51.1 says Printer Error No Kidding.lol
ANSWER : Sometimes turning off and on will allow you to print a few pages. The error is a beam detect error. The only real fix is to replace the laser scanner unit. Could be a loose connector on the scanner or DC controller from the scanner. That’s unlikely. You could try the only other free fix which is to open the scanner assy. and clean all the mirrors inside. The dust could obstruct the laser beam enough to cause the detect error.

How to fix error code B200
ANSWER : There’s lots of forum posts dealing with the B200 error. http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/posts?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=b200

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ANSWER : Waste ink pads full. They really aren’t as they hold a lot more waste ink than they can before they display that message. Read this thread for reset procedures.

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ANSWER : Try green copy button and red triangle in a circle together while releasing the power button upon restarting printer.