Canon Printer Error 5100

Canon printer error 5100 occurs due to various reasons like a paper jam or inappropriate position of the ink tank. If you want to know the reasons and the steps of rectification then read the complete article for a detailed explanation. If you want to know the solutions of some other Canon Printer Error:  5b0051005800b20060005b02 then click on the given links.

Canon Printer Error 5100: Causes

  • Inappropriate position of the ink cartridge.
  • The Paper is stuck or jammed.
  • The encoder strip needs to be cleaned.

Resolve the Canon Printer Error 5100 –

Below we mentioned the following resolution steps :

Restart the Canon Printer :

  1. Unplug all the power and USB cables from your printer or wall outlet.
  2. Open the cartridge and press the power button.
  3. Hold the power button and wait for a while until the printer will restart.
  4. Now, place the cartridge in the right position, and when the green light blinks release the power button.
  5. Release the power button and wait until the green light is stable.
  6. Close the cartridge door smoothly and try to print something.

Clear the jammed paper :

  1. Unplug the printer wire from the outlet and open the print head.
  2. You can also check the jammed paper in the Feeder tray/input tray.
  3. Check the internal parts of the printer and make sure that there is no jammed paper.
  4. You have to also check on the back panel and ensure that the paper is stuck or not.
  5. Load the paper and turn on the canon printer again.
  6. Finally, the error is resolved now try to print something.

Reset the Canon Printer :

  1. Turn off your canon printer.
  2. Now, press the stop/reset button with the power button.
  3. While holding the power button release the stop/reset button.
  4. Then press the stop/reset button twice and wait for an idle message.
  5. Now, open the top cover and take out the color and black cartridge.
  6. Again turn on your canon printer and insert the Cartridge.

Clean the Printing Strip/Encoder :

  1. It is a transparent strip that plays a vital role in printing any document or page.
  2. Because of Dirtiness, error 5100 occurs for cleaning it you need a cotton swab to rub alcohol on it.
  3. Wet the cotton in the alcohol and wipe it softly.
  4. Don’t touch it with your hand and clean it.
  5. After cleaning the encoder close the print head or cartridge door.
  6. Now, turn on your printer again.

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