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Cartridge wont go all the way to the right by itself and i dont see an foreign object

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Service Error 5100 is Displayed
Cause
Action
Movement of the FINE Cartridge Holder is blocked.
Clear the paper jam or foreign object that is preventing the FINE Cartridge Holder from moving, cancel printing from your computer, then turn OFF the machine and turn it back ON again.

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