grncoupasked Nov 30, 2009 at 8:36am
canon error code 5010
CANON MP600 ERROR 5010 = PROBLEM WITH THE SCANNER.
In my case it was on the right hand side that there was a problem with the wiring.
Therefore, I disassembled the left part of the printer - 3 screws, 1 hiding by the gray plastic mask and the two others in the back. Need to force a bit with a small screwdriver so that the lateral part breaks loose, but being careful not to damage anything.
Here I saw above to the left a heap of wires, and I had one of it which was cut off. The wires go from the heart of the printer to the hood of the scanner and while opening it (to change ink cartridges for instance) that forced some of these tiny cables to bend and break. Therefore repair the broken wire by stripping and twisting them back together and wrapping them in insulating tape and put the cable bundle back in place.
Then close the scanner hood again, replace the screws and the printer is as good as new - saving the cost of sending it to the workshop which must cost about as much as the price of the printer.
Just seen your message about error codes (b200 then 5010) on MP600 - from 2009! I wonder if you can tell me how you fixed the problem, and this has just happened to me. Thanks.
In my case the 5010 error is due to the scanning bar not returning to its resting position, due to wonky tracking of the bar; this is reported in the manual for the MP510 model as the machine not detecting the 'home' position - see page 11 of http://diagramas.diagramasde.com/impresoras/CANON%....
I suspect age and/or dirt in the machine is the cause, but repeated restarts, so that the scanning bar returned 'home', got the scanning tasks completed.
New machine on the horizon, I suspect..