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MP140.error 5100

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Post time: 2012-6-18 04:05:27 |Show all posts
MP140 error 5100
--Canon MP140 PHOTO AIO P/C/S-4800X1200DPI PMFP7 All-In-One InkJet Printer

Post time: 2012-6-26 22:16:46 |Show all posts

Post time: 2012-6-23 19:35:20 |Show all posts
Try cleaning the contacts on the printer and the cartridge with rubbing alcohol. Then unplug the printer for 10 mins. If that does not work contact the cartridge manufacturer and they should send a replacment.

Post time: 2012-6-21 13:16:48 |Show all posts
oook --
As a technician, I have worked on tons of printers. This particular error had stumped me for a while, but I finally found the cause. As others had pointed out before, it can have alot to do with some obstruction in the print path, the gears, or ink on the clear plastic encoder strip. You're on the right track - I found the the purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) was not lubricated well enough from factory. If you lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps) the mechanism can now slide more freely, and the unit can park the head properly without giving you the dreaded head homing error 5100 (or E-2-2 on the LCD display) Keep in mind that this repair will probably require you to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism. There are two screws behind the printer, and two in front for each corrosponding side panel (the front screws are behind the grey front panel of the printer - open the top cover to see the clips which hold the front cover on) Hope this helps some of you out.

Post time: 2012-6-19 20:17:55 |Show all posts
5100 is service error. just follow this steps to fix this, 1. Hold RESUME then press & hold POWER 2. Release RESUME, then press it twice, the light should go amber then green again. 3. you're now in service mode (you can release POWER now) for reset waste tank reset is 4 presses of the RESUME button. To confirm, press POWER once.
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