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Error code 5100

If I want to print, I hear that the printer starts, but then stops. The block with the cartridges does not move anymore

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Hi You can Try
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Error Code 5100
Solution 1:
Clean the timing strip.

Solution 2:
The purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) may be not lubricated well enough .

Lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps); this repair probably require to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism.


All The Best: Pineworks

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