Question about Canon PIXMA iP1600 Printer
Error 5100 means that the head carriage cannot move properly. Check that nothing (e.g. scraps of paper) is blocking it, and there is no contamination on the encoder strip.
The encoder strip (clear strip about 5 mm wide) can be unclipped at each end by moving the head carriage with the printer off -- if there is ink on it then try cleaning it, but make sure not to scratch off the ruled lines. It could also be ink on the encoder sensor behind the heads (difficult to get to).
Posted on Nov 20, 2007
Buy a new printer this thing is junk
Posted on Nov 14, 2007
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