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Error 5100 in Canon® Printer Service
Tips to fix error 5100 with Canon Printer Service
Canon is a well-known manufacturer of printers and other peripheral devices all over the world. It also sells products including copiers, fax machines and scanners. Canon manufactured a dozens of printers which are launched in various series. A system installed with a Canon printer, which is compatible with Windows XP, must contain a printer driver, otherwise it shows error messages or may damage the corresponding hardware. Service error 5100 is a printer error. It is a carriage home position error. The error will be displayed on the screen. This error is generated when the system detects that something is obstructing the carriage to and from printing. It is a critical system problem that may even damage the hardware. The possible solution for this can be performed in two steps. The first one is to clean the timing strip and the second one is to lubricate the sliders with some white grease. This repair probably needs to remove the right panel off the printer so that we can gain access to the mechanism. All these activities should be done by unplugging the printer from power supply. The printer drivers that are compatible for Windows XP should be downloaded from the authorized site, otherwise it will affect the hardware. The system must undergo a complete scanning process before the drivers are installed.
Causes, symptoms and tips to fix canon printer service error in Windows XP system are discussed below:
- Cause of printer error 5100
- Symptoms related to printer service error 5100
- How to fix it
Cause of printer error 5100
Printer errors can be caused due to various problems. Sometimes, the canon printer drivers may not be installed properly and hence, system may show error message or malfunctioning of the hardware may cause some errors. Canon Printer Service error 5100 is a carriage home position error. System detects that something is obstructing the carriage from printing.
Symptoms of printer error 5100
The major symptom of Canon Printer Service error 5100 in a Windows XP compatible system is that the hardware fails to work. It generates an error message that states carriage of the printer is prevented from working.
To fix this Canon Printer Service error 5100, turn off and unplug the printer device from power supply, clean its timing strip, lubricate the sliders with some white grease in order to lubricate the sliders. For this, we must remove the right panel off the printer so that we can gain access to the mechanism.
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