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CANNON mp160 keep getting service error 5100

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It was a small peice of jammed paper ! patience and persivirance

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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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I have a cannon printer mp160. I'm trying to print a document but I keep getting a service error 5100 message


Hi there,

Service Error 5100
Cause : The movement of the FINE cartridge Holder is blocked.

Action : Clear the paper jam or foreign object that is preventing the FINE cartridge Holder from moving, cancel printing from your computer, then trun OFF the machine and turn it back ON again.

Hope this helps. Pllease rate my Response.
Thanks.
Have a good day.

Nov 26, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP150 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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E 2 and service error 5100 on Pixma mp160 printer


You can try to clean out the printer check to see if there is any paper jammed in it somewhere
Then realighn the printer cartridges and run a test page.
Make sure that the paper tray is not overloaded

Dec 24, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One Printer

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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)

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