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I cannot get the ink carriage to move the error code number is 5100

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  • gaylekraft Nov 08, 2008

    my error code on my canon pixma ip6600d is 5100 plese send me any advise on this

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My friend who is a computor t echnician came to see if he could fix it and he did. he had to go into my pixma ip6600d photo printer from the back of it and tilt it , he then discovered one of the inks were not fully in and thats why it wouldn,t move, he then pushed down on top of the 6inks with a pencil and the inks were all even and they started moving freely again. I hope this works for others as it is a great photo printer.

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