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Jun 06, 2010 - This printer should move to the center of the carrage once printer is opened to change ink for example. I have to manually move it and it does not move back to position when you close the printer or even if you power on on off the printer the check printer message comes up with code 5110.

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Thanks for using FixYa. Error 5100 on canon is a Carriage Home Position Error. Try reseating the printer cartridges. If that doesn't help make sure there is no paper stopping the carriage from moving right to left. Try cleaning the plastic strip (encoder strip, behind the carriage) that runs the length of the carriage, it may be contaminated. Use alcohol and a swab (Q-tip) to clean. Before cleaning unplug it from the power supply. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved else post a comment for further assistance.


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