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Canon MG8150 Error Code 5030

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December 23, 2012 9:44:08 PM

Hi
Thanks for reading.
I have a Canon PIXMA MG8150 which has stopped booting up and shows Error Code 5030.
I am unable to find this code listed anywhere; most error codes seem to be AlphaNumeric.
I would appreciate if someone could offer me some help.
I can access service mode and using the service software, can do nozzle checks and test prints etc.
Kind regards
December 26, 2012 1:45:38 PM

Many thanks StoneWill for taking the time to respond.
I will certainly check the encoder strip over the next couple days and let you know how I got on.
I assume that the complete length of strip is within reach of being cleaned, or will I have to dismantle?
Kind regards
December 27, 2012 6:24:02 PM

I have cleaned the encoder strip as suggested, but unfortunately the Error Code 5030 is still there.
I also notice that in Service Mode, the Blue Led is constant, whilst the Yellow/Amber Led gives a 6 flash sequence.
December 28, 2012 11:17:47 AM

'I also notice that in Service Mode, the Blue Led is constant, whilst the Yellow/Amber Led gives a 6 flash sequence'
Update
This error was my fault; the printhead had not been inserted correctly.
I corrected this by inserting the 2 outside cartridges first, magenta and yellow.
This ensured that the printhead was properly seated.
!