asked Nov 30, 2009 at 8:36am
Canon Canon Pixma MP600

canon error code 5010

i have a canon mp600 that gets error code b200 and then quickly changes to error code 5010. what does this mean and how can i fix it?
My printer printed one page but when I went to print again I got the message "error 5010". What can I do to fix it. I don't have the manual at this time.
by unknown on Sep 3, 2010 at 7:57pm Add comment
Posted in French by kluskiman on dated 4/2/10 and translated into English via Free Translation website


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.

by deepspringer on Jan 24, 2011 at 3:32pm Add comment
deepspringer. Thanks for that info. Did not work for me but again thank you for taking the trouble to reply. - dickymint
I can't tell about the error 5010, but Error 200 is common in canon machines, see details here:

by jonton on Sep 28, 2011 at 8:44am Add comment
Hello, grncoup

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.
by Glad4Trad on Jan 21, 2014 at 1:48am Add comment
Mp 600 keeps on saying no paper
by Christie on Apr 7, 2016 at 11:52pm Add comment

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

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..

by Michael1959 on Apr 24, 2016 at 6:38am Add comment
I have an MP600 which returns error code 5010 at power on + green & orange lights flashing alterately. Nothing works!! The carriage appears to run freely as though it's not connected to anything. HELP!!Please
by dickymint on May 11, 2010 at 5:23pm Add comment