Canon Color Bubblejet (BJC) 5100

How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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An ink cartridge isn`t seated properly.
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.
Check the following: Make sure print head (cartridge) holder motion is not impeded by stabilizer, jammed paper, etc. Remove any impediment. Make sure the print heads (cartridges) are properly installed.
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.
Check the following: Make sure print head (cartridge) holder motion is not impeded by stabilizer, jammed paper, etc. Remove any impediment. Make sure the print heads (cartridges) 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.
Check the following: Make sure print head holder motion is not impeded by tapes for securing the print head holder during transportation, jammed paper, etc. Remove any impediment. Make sure the ink tanks are properly installed.
When the message “5100 / 5110 Printer error has occurred. Turn off power then back on again. If problem persists, see the manual.” is displayed, the behavior of the print head holder has interrupted.
The 5100 error may indicate that an ink tank(s) is not seated properly, paper is jammed or there is an object inside the printer, the printer needs to be reset or the encoder film/strip may need to be cleaned.
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.
The error indicates, “The user`s computer does not meet system requirements” or, “A StopBlock was hit or a System Requirement was not met.” Ensure that the system meets the minimum system requirements, is fully patched, and includes all required Service Pack updates.
An ink tank(s) is not seated properly.

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