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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5100 means the carriage is not moving freely because of paper scraps inside or grease or ink on the encoder strip behind the carriage. you can try cleaning the strip gently with just a damp Q-tip, moist with water, and look inside for scraps or things that don't belong.
5100 is a carriage travel error, something keeping the carriage from moving freely from right to left. Sometimes it is also grease or ink on the plastic strip behind the carriage. You can clean the strip with a damp Q-tip, but very carefully.
5100 means the carriage is not moving properly, or there is grease or ink on the encoder strip The encoder strip is the clear strip with black lines behind the carriage that runs all the way across the printer. You can clean the strip with a Q-tip just damp with water.
5100 says the carriage is not moving properly or there is ink or grease on the encoder. One time I found a camera card inside stopping it, but usually it's just grease on the encoder strip behind the carriage assembly.also if the purge assembly on the right is stuck in the up position you'll get that error.
The 6A00 is a Canon generic code for paper path jam.
Solution 1: Move the printhead carriage back and forth a few times.
Solution 2: Check the purge unit: Moving the print head assembly will not clear a purge unit if its jammed with paper, paper clips, push pins, screws, cookie crisp, flower bud pods or the like.
Solution 3: Press the ink pads down in the purge unit. Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
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dear bria13, Code 5100 indicates carriage operation error. The printer performs initialization process (include carriage unit operation) at first time we turn it on. During this process carriage unit will move right and left reading film timing **** strip. If carriage unit can read film timing **** strip successfully then it will move to home position (originally on purge unit part). Otherwise error code 5100 shows. Here are possibilities and corrective actions:
Film timing **** strip become mist caused by grease or ink; wipe film timing **** strip with moistened cloth.
Carriage unit faulty;replace carriage unit.
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I had the exact problem described and it was the following:
one of the ink cartidges had popped out of place "inside" the printer housing on the right hand side, and was catching as the printer tried to start up.
By using a thin object such as a ruler, I could press the ink cartridge back into place to allow the ink cartidges to come out from the printer side area. Once out I properly reseated the ink and all seems fine.
A 5100 error is a carriage problem. That means it could be the code strip, carriage assembly or logic board.
First make sure nothing is keeping the print head from moving all the way across the printer. If the smallest thing blocks the head from going all the way across it will generate this error. You'll want to look hard for ANY obstructions anywhere. Throughly check the gears and rollers for obstructions too.
Second the code strip (or timing strip) is the 1/4 inch plastic strip that runs across the printer and through the head carriage. It's got supports on both sides. If becomes dislodged it will generate this error. (it's got a tesnsion spring on one end)
I have a feeling that is your problem. That somehow when you replaced the cartridges you may have dislodged the code strip. That might account for not being able to correctly align the print head too. Make sure it's straight, level and secure.
Also make sure it's not dirty. Grease or dirt on the code strip can generate a 5100 error. You can clean it with a damp cloth (water) but be careful if your going to remove it from it's anchors.
You can try cleaning the steele bar that the carriage runs across as well, but you'll have to lube it back up with a cloth dampened with some 3 in 1 oil or a light machine oil.
If none of that works and your ABSOLUTLY SURE there is nothing in there blocking the printer then it must be either the carriage assembly or logic board. If either is the problem you're going to need service on the unit or a new printer.
I hope this helps.
Please let me know how you make out,