Most people who use Canon printers are probably familiar with the Error Code 5100 as it may have happened to them already. In a nutshell, the Error Code 5100 signifies a problem somewhere in the Canon ink cartridges. Fortunately, it isn’t hard to fix. Just try out these solutions and you should solve the issue in no time.
Lubricate the Purge Cap
You may try to fix the purge cap to solve the problem. There are times when the issue stems from the purge cap not working properly. Apply some lubricant on the sliders of the purge cap and it should work properly.
Reset the Cartridges
Sometimes, the solution can be as simple as just resetting the Canon Ink Cartridges. To do this, simply turn the printer off and take out the plug. Press the Reset button two times while holding the On button then let go of the On button. You’ll enter factory settings by doing this. When you see Shipping Mode 3, click on it then hit the Ok button. After that, click the Reset button
Reset the Squander Ink Absorber
Another thing that you can do is to reset the squander ink absorber. In order to do this, you have to make sure that the printer is off then hold the button with a triangle and a circle. While holding that button, press the On button and a green light should appear. Hold down the On button then release the button with a triangle and circle. After that, press it two times then release the On button. Turn the printer on and off and it should work fine.
If you somehow have a problem with ink, then these are the things you can do. If the problem persists, then you may want to call up the Canon hotline and ask for help.