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When I try to print I get the following message: "Error Number: 5100 A Problem has occurred with the printer mechanism. Cancel printing and turn off the printer. Wait a few moments, then turn the power back on. If the problem persists, contact one of the service centers." Can this be fixed? If so, how? Thanks.

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Did you follow the "cancel...." instructions?
Did the problem persist?
Did you contact your local CANON office, and ask for the location of the nearest authorized CANON Service Centre?
If so, what did they say?
Is your printer still under warranty?
Have you exercised the warranty, to get it repaired/replaced?

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Cause: Movement of the FINE Cartridge Holder is blocked.
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