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Canon printer flashes "e" then "2" twice?

When i turn on printer it is fine for about 20 seconds Then it says "E" then "2" twice. i have tried greasing and cleaning the slider thing. still doesnt work. what do i grease it with is there a special grease. i also get a erorr 5100 on my xp window. what is wrong and how do i fix it? thanks

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A sensor in the printer is reporting that one of the print cartridges has been incorrectly installed.

Quickest solution is to power off the printer, remove each cartridge, ensure all packaging has been completely removed and then reinstall the cartridges and power back up.

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It's E22.This is Carriage error.

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