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Canon pixmma MG6150 5B00 error

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February 10, 2012 1:17:01 PM

My MG6150 printer is 5months old and has been complaining of nearly full ink absorber now it has stopped communicating with me apart from the dreaded 5B00 "contact your service centre" error.

I have tried the various suggestions for other cannon models but cannot reset the machine does anyone have the knowledge?

I remember the days when printers were simple and ink pads could be got at easily - that's progress for you.
February 16, 2012 12:25:46 PM

A warming to everyone. These pads (plural as there are many) and some ectend under the full width of the printer. They can only be removed after dismantling the printer a complex and error prone process. In my case they became "saturated" after only four months service which leads me to suspect a fault in the software which did far to many head clean cycles. If you live close to a "service" center then maybe that is accepatble otherwise be warned and keep all the packaging in the loft.....I have given up and purchased from a different manufacturer. One day they may make these pads accessible but I wouldn't hold your breath.
February 16, 2012 12:33:46 PM

Ooops I tried to edit the typos in the above but I wasn't allowed...

It is a "warning" not "warming" "extend" not "ectend" "too many" not "to many" etc etc
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March 13, 2012 9:06:39 PM

bootlebarth said:
My MG6150 printer is 5months old and has been complaining of nearly full ink absorber now it has stopped communicating with me apart from the dreaded 5B00 "contact your service centre" error.

I have tried the various suggestions for other cannon models but cannot reset the machine does anyone have the knowledge?

I remember the days when printers were simple and ink pads could be got at easily - that's progress for you.


I have found the solution to this, and fixed it, and it works on the MG6150 specifically. You can read the details on my blog:

http://jezpinions.blogspot.com/2012/03/canon-mg6150-ink...

It is quite easy, but you do need to download the service tool as well (details in blog).

Good luck, Jez
March 19, 2012 12:41:45 PM

Well I followed those instructions and everything went as expected - thanks. However I have now got error 5050 which seems not much better than 5B00.
This could well be the result of my blundering about in the dismantling....

One point re the ink absorber. The bit that is visible in the platen hutch at the right is not the abosrber it is part of the ink pump system. This is a complicated set of pump and pipes that disgorges "waste" ink into the bowels of the printer. The absorbers (plural) line the tray in which the printer hardware sits - in my case they were soaked in ink afetr only 3 months.
March 19, 2012 9:02:33 PM

402247,5,1119914 said:
Well I followed those instructions and everything went as expected - thanks. However I have now got error 5050 which seems not much better than 5B00.
This could well be the result of my blundering about in the dismantling....

I think you may be right. I did not do anything to the ink absorbers except blot some ink out of the one by the head cleaning gear. I found this, about the 5050 error:

"This error code is telling you that one or more of the connections you took apart were not put back together proper. It has to do with the "Scanner Logic circuit", so you need to re-check all the connections and cables, especially to examine the flat cables to see if one or more of the "Silver Soldered tabs" is damaged. It could also be that you did not re-connect one of the ground wires to the scanner unit or it is not on a good ground."
March 20, 2012 10:55:07 AM

As I suspected. The flimsy ribbon cable connecter had a clip on its "motherboard" this seems to have vanished and this cable does not grip by itself. I will have to think of a way to retain it in place. Ground wires should be OK - I was uncertain of this particular connection but thought oh well I won't use the scanner. Canon have thought of that....

Thanks for the confirmation - screwdriver out again......
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