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Cannon Pixma printer plastic with two spings at each end that moves the printer carriage snaped(spring at one end but the spring for the other end is somewhere in the printer) What do I do? Printer is only about 8 monts old. [email protected]

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Try turning the printer upside down and rocking it back and forth to see if you can tip the original spring out. If you can't locate it or hear it rattling around inside, find a replacement spring at the hardware store and hope the spring flew out of the printer when it broke.

If it's a tension spring (hooked on each end), drill a small hole (probably #60-#54 drill size - choose the smallest size that will accommodate the spring wire) in the remaining plastic, and hook it up on this end. Reinforce the area around the new hole with the spring in it with a couple of thin layers of epoxy before connecting the other end of the spring.

Posted on Feb 13, 2011

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5100 is a Carriage Home Position Error.
try cleaning the plastic strip that runs the length of the carriage, it may be contaminated.
Use alcohol and a swab.

see if that helps

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