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Canon MP160 - Nozzle problem...

So.. my printer has been doing all sorts of strange things...

Firstly, it started coming up with SERVICE ERROR 5100. I came on here, followed the advice and that has not come up since.

Then, paper started getting jammed - each sheet would get stuck.

I have quite new FINE cartridges in it (probably about 3 weeks).

I have taken the cartridges out and replaced them, and the paper seems to have stopped jamming.

The problem now is that the printed pages have white horizontal lines on the sheet- not every line can be seen.

Can anyone help!? I have looked in the manual and online and everywhere seems to say to check the nozzle - the problem is that I dont have any guide regarding the buttons on the actual printer, and the info for MP160s online talks about buttons that i dont have!

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Hi You can Try

Error Code 5100 Lots of this error on canon
Solution 1:
Clean the timing strip.

Solution 2:
The purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) may be not lubricated well enough .

Lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps); this repair probably require to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism.


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