HP Printer Error 51.10 [How to Fix]

In this article, we will share with you 2 solutions to the HP printer error 51.10.

This error occurs due to an issue with your printer’s laser/scanner assembly or an issue with the printer motor’s rotation.

To fix this error, try the solutions below:

Solution 1 – Run a Diagnostic Test

Step 1: Open your printer’s Diagnostic menu.

Step 2: Run a test for the laser/scanner motor component. Can you hear the motor rotation?

Step 3: If you can’t hear the rotation, then the DC controller PCA should be examined.

Step 4: Ensure that all the controllers in the DC controller PCA are seated fully.

Step 5: If the error remains after doing the above, then the laser/scanner assembly should be replaced.

We recommend that you read this article: HP Printer Errors and Solution [Detailed]. In the linked article, we discuss several HP printer errors and provide solutions to each one.

Solution 2 – Take away the Laser Scanner Unit – HP Printer Error 51.10

Step 1: Gently slide the DIMM cover towards the rear of your HP printer to release it.

Step 2: Raise the cover carefully and take it away.

Step 3: Unscrew a screw, and then gently slide the formatter cover towards the rear of your HP printer to release it.

Step 4: Raise the cover carefully and take it away.

Step 5: Open the assembly’s back door slowly.

Step 6: Move the link arm upwards to release it.

When releasing the link arm, ensure that you do it carefully to prevent it from snapping back towards your printer as a result of the spring it is fitted with.

Step 6: Locate the two screws and unscrew them.

Step 7: Open the lower back door to free the tab.

Step 8: Rotate the back door assembly carefully. Ensure the rotation direction is opposite your HP printer’s location.

Step 9: Pull the back door assembly to remove it.

Step 10: The left cover has some screws, unscrew one to free the tabs.

You might have to lift the printer by its left side to easily find the tabs that are underneath the plastic cavity.

Step 11: Rotate the cover’s rear carefully. Ensure the rotation direction is opposite your HP printer’s location.

Step 12: Slide the cover to the front of the printer to remove it.

Step 13: To remove the upper right cover, take out three screws.

Step 14: Then lift the product’s cover to remove it completely.

Step 15: Press the release button for the cartridge access door to open the cartridge access door.

Step 16: Separate the connector carefully and then take away one screw.

Step 17: Slide the control panel forward to release it.

Step 18: Raise the back of the upper cover a bit and then slide it forward. You can then remove it this way.

To take away the Laser Scanner:

i. Release the tab on the air duct to lift it.

ii. Take away the antistatic sponge.

iii. Remove one connector as well as one FFC.

iv. Unscrew four screws which will enable you to take the laser/scanner out of your printer.

After you have done the above steps, then you need to reconnect every component back in place. Ensure that the reconnection is done properly to prevent the 51.10 error from reoccurring.

If you can’t do this yourself as it is quite technical, we advise that you get a qualified technician to do this for you.

If your HP printer is still under warranty, then you should contact HP Support and not just any technician. This will ensure you get the best repair job with no fees attached. Besides, you could get a replacement if the printer cannot be fixed. Asking any non-certified HP technician to fix your printer will void your warranty.