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I keep getting an error code 5100.

I cancell the printing and turn off the printer. I let it stay off for a while and turn it back on. Five pages later I get the error code again. I also just change the ink. All were low except the small back was half full. Now the small black is showing low after five pages.

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By your description, you probably have read that the 5100 error means that the movement of the print head holder is blocked. I get this error occasionally and handle it by turning the printer off and then on. The last time it happened, I heard something like a belt snap. Try opening the printer top and seeing if you can gently move the holder. Are you hearing sounds from the printer that are new?

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