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Canon inkjet printer shows err0r 5100

Canon mp160 will not print. Shows error 5100

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I am using CANON MP160 Printer. It had been working properly for the last 4 months. But since last few 10 days, I am not able to print as always error 5100 pops up. Kindly suggest.

Issue: ERROR: Service error 5100 appears while printing from the computer

1. Allow print head to cool down
2. Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable to ensure a secure connection
3. Press ON/OFF switch to reset the multifunction device
4. Reseat ink cartridge (MP160 / MP180 / MP460)
5. The MP160 may require repair

Try the above... and you also can see this on the canonusa web site....

Jan 14, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet...

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Pixma MP160 has service error 5100

5100 says the carriage is not free to move all the way left and right, or there is ink or grease on the encoder strip, the plastic strip behind the carriage assembly. You can clean the strip with a Q-tip just damp with water.

Sep 10, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet...

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Says service error 5100 on my canon mp160 printer. it said cancel printing, turn off then back on. didnt work. what do i do?

5100 is a carriage error, make sure there is no paper stopping the carriage from moving right to left, and then clean the encoder strip, behind the carriage, carefully with a damp Q-tip. Usually grease gets on the strip and gives you that error.

Jul 27, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet...

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Check printer 5100(error) while switch on the printer

Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Jan 08, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet...

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Error message on Canon MP160 flashing E-2-2 error message 5100

The error code refers to Ink Cartridge

Issue: ERROR: Error code 5100 appears on the computer screen
Issue: ERROR LED: E, 2, 2

1. Disconnect and reconnect power cord to reset the device
2. Remove Packing Material MP160 / MP180 / MP460
3. Reseat ink cartridge (MP160 / MP180 / MP460)

Nov 15, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP460 All-In-One InkJet...

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Mp160 printer

5100 is a carriage error, check the timing strip for contamination (plastic strip about 1/4" in width). This error means that there is something obstructing the printing process. (the side to side motion) Check inside your printer through the gears that you can see under the lid. There should be something obstructing the gears such as dirt or maybe built up crud. Once there was even some paper caught underneath the rollers that I had to jiggle around to even see. Check VERY thoroughly. A dab of alcohol on a qtip works great to remove built up ink, dirt, etc.

Feb 20, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet...

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Error code 5100 shows onscreen and there are no comments in guidebook

move ink tank to right and turn of then turn on, found in another canon printer fix it.

Jan 28, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MX700 All-In-One InkJet...

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Error 5100

I Have the same problem. Greece.  This is the second services and I a lot overwrought with this instrument.
Him I was deprived 2 times and now one more time will again make installation of other instrument for the time of repair.
Rather I will reverse the sale in order to I finish with problems with canon.

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