How to Reset Canon Printer Error 5B00 with Service Mode Tool Version 1.050
If you have a Canon printer that shows error 5B00, it means that the waste ink counter has reached its limit and needs to be reset. This error can prevent you from printing and scanning normally. To fix this problem, you need to use a service mode tool that can access the printer's internal settings and reset the counter.
One of the service mode tools that can do this is version 1.050, which is compatible with some Canon printer models such as MG6100[^1^]. However, this tool is not intended for end users and is not available for download from Canon's official website[^2^]. You will have to find it on the web from other sources, but be careful of malware and viruses.
Here are the steps to use the service mode tool version 1.050 to reset Canon printer error 5B00:
Download the service mode tool version 1.050 from a reliable source and extract it on your computer.
Connect your Canon printer to your computer via a USB cable and make sure it is turned on.
Run the service mode tool as an administrator and select your printer model from the drop-down menu.
Click on \"Main\" button under \"Clear Ink Counter\" section and wait for the process to complete.
Click on \"EEPROM\" button under \"Set Destination\" section and wait for the process to complete.
Turn off your printer and disconnect the USB cable.
Turn on your printer again and check if the error 5B00 is gone.
If these steps do not work for you, you may need to use a different service mode tool or contact Canon support for assistance. You may also want to replace or clean the waste ink absorber pads inside your printer to prevent ink leakage and damage.The waste ink absorber pads are sponge-like components that collect the excess ink that is ejected from the print head during cleaning cycles and normal printing. Over time, these pads can become saturated with ink and cause errors or poor print quality.
To replace or clean the waste ink absorber pads, you will need to open your printer and locate them. They are usually located at the bottom of the printer, under a plastic cover. You may need a screwdriver or a pair of pliers to remove the cover and the pads.
Once you have access to the pads, you can either replace them with new ones or clean them with water and a mild detergent. If you choose to clean them, make sure to squeeze out the excess water and let them dry completely before putting them back into the printer. You may also want to wear gloves and protect your work surface from ink stains.
After you have replaced or cleaned the waste ink absorber pads, you will need to reset the waste ink counter using the service mode tool as described above. This will clear the error 5B00 and allow you to use your printer normally again.Besides resetting the waste ink counter and replacing or cleaning the waste ink absorber pads, there are other maintenance tasks that you can perform to keep your Canon printer in good condition and prevent errors or poor print quality. Here are some tips for Canon printer maintenance:
Check the ink status regularly from your computer using the Canon IJ Status Monitor[^2^]. This will help you monitor the remaining ink level and the ink tank types for your model. You can also print a nozzle check pattern to check if the print head nozzles are clogged or not.
Clean the print head from the computer or the printer when you notice streaks or missing colors in your printouts. This will remove any ink or dust that may block the print head nozzles and affect the print quality. You can also align the print head position to ensure accurate printing.
Clean the paper feed rollers from the computer or the printer when you experience paper jams or feeding problems. This will remove any dust or paper scraps that may prevent the paper from feeding properly. You can also adjust the paper guides to fit the size and type of paper you are using.
Use the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool to perform printer maintenance or change printer settings[^1^]. This is an application software that can be accessed through the printer driver maintenance tab or the Windows Start menu. You can use it to perform various tasks such as cleaning, test printing, custom settings, and troubleshooting.
Keep your printer firmware up to date by downloading and installing the latest version from Canon's website. This will ensure that your printer has the latest features and functions and can work with your computer and other devices smoothly.
By following these tips, you can extend the life of your Canon printer and enjoy high-quality printing and scanning for a long time. 061ffe29dd