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Ultimate Guidance To Troubleshoot And Fix Canon Printer Error 5100

Most of the time, you might encounter Canon printer error 5100 on the Canon printer due to a carriage fault, 

Sometimes, if there is a fault in the carriage drive path, then also you might encounter this error code on your Canon printer.

Once this error code pops up on the display, then it will restrict you from printing. 

So, if you encounter this trouble on your Canon printer, then stay in this article and use the undermentioned effective solutions to eliminate this issue permanently.

Easy Ways to Resolve Canon Printer Error Code 5100:

Canon printer error 5100 is a very common occurring error. There are so many ways by which you can fix this issue. 

Here we have highlighted some of them.

Solution 1- Verify the Inside of the Printer

We suggest you apply this solution first before going to the complicated procedure. 

In order to apply this solution on your device, at first, you have to turn off the Canon printer and after that, unplug the Power cord.

Thereafter, inspect the inside of the Canon printer. Make sure that there is no tiny object present inside the printer. 

Thereafter, turn on your Canon printer and check whether the issue still persists or not. If, yes, then proceed to solution 2.

Solution 2- Clean the Timing Strip

If there is a thin plastic strip running across the width in front of the drive belt, then this can be a valid reason for this error code to occur. 

Under this condition, you have to clean the timing strip. 

There are five vertical lines present in the strip. If any of the strips get damaged, then there is a great chance for the occurrence of this error code. 

So, you have to clean each strip carefully.

Finally, again restart your Canon printer. Further, if you fail to troubleshoot the problem this time as well, then here we have provided another effective solution for you. 

Solution 3- Reconfigure the Ink Cartridges

If you have already applied the above two solutions and none of them work for you, then do not panic, here is another easy solution for you.

Many Canon printer users have reported that they face the same and after resetting the ink cartridges, they quickly get rid of it. 

So, we suggest you apply this solution on your device.

Here are the steps that you need to follow to apply this solution on your printer.

Step 1

At first, shut down the Canon printer and remove the Power cable from the outlet. 

Next, press and hold down On/Off button and at the same time plug the Power cable. 

Step 2

Now, you have to press the Stop button twice. After that, the Canon printer enters into the Factory Mode. 

Once, done, then right-click on the Factory Mode option and drop down until you see the ‘Shipping Mode 3’ on the display.

Step 3

Thereafter, tap on the OK button. Next, you need to hit the ‘Stop/Reset’ button when a message saying ‘Without Cleaning’ occurs on the display.  

Step 4

Next, you should lift up the Canon printer cover and wait for the cartridges to move to the left. 

Thereafter, you need to unplug the printer from the outlet.

Step 5

Then, you should lift out both the ink cartridges as well as close the printer cover. 

Now, again plug the Power cable back and turn on the Canon printer. 

Step 6

When you see a message ‘Replace Cartridges’ on the LED display, it means that you have to place the ink cartridges inside the printer. 

Then, wait for sometimes as the printer might take some time to recognize the cartridges. 

Solution 4- Reconfigure the Ink Absorber

Are you still dealing with the Canon printer error 5100, right? 

Then, here is another solution for you. Sometimes after resetting the ink absorber, you might fix this error. 

To apply this solution on your Canon printer, take a look below.

  1. Make sure the Canon printer is turned off.  Now, hold and press the Resume button.
  2. Next, hold down the Power button and, then the green light will flash.
  3. Now, again press the Resume button twice and release the Power button. Next, press the Resume button four times and thereafter, press the Power button again.
  4. Thereafter, turn off the Canon printer and turn it again. 

Now, check if the error code still appears on the screen or not. Unfortunately, if yes, then here is another solution to your rescue.

Solution 5- Reseat All the Ink Tanks

This is another effective solution that you can try to fix the error code. To apply this solution, follow the undermentioned steps.

Step 1

At first, you need to verify the paper feed areas of the Canon printer. 

To do so, you can use the mobile light or any other bright light.  

Also, make sure that there is no paper jam issue. 

Step 2

Now, inspect the inside of the printer where the links are located and make sure that there are no obstructions present that can lead to this error code. 

Step 3

Once you are sure of the fact, then remove and reset all the ink tanks. Then, plug in the Canon printer and try to print anything.

Hope with the help of the above-mentioned solutions, you can easily resolve the Canon printer error 5100 on your own. 

If you find that the article has failed to fix this issue, then get in touch with a professional as soon as possible.

For more information, stay in this article. 

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