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I have a Canon, Pixma MP520 and an error message is coming up 6A80 Printer error has accurred. Turn off power then back on again. If problems persist, see the manual. I can't seem to fix it, can you help

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  • j13_urs Oct 28, 2008

    I have a canon pixma iP4600 and the "service error 6A80" came up the second time I tried to use the printer. Tried switching on and off, switching PC off etc but no luck.

  • Curlycat Nov 18, 2008

    I have a Canon Pixma MX700 and an error message is coming up 6A80. I looked at print head containing ink tanks. It is not moving from the left to the middle when you open it. Still stuck. I believe that it causes the error 6A80. We need to contact Canon Representatives. Is another way to fix it?

  • curlie508 Jan 17, 2009

    Just received my new Canon PIXMA MP620.  When asked to push on button I get same message/error code: 6A80 "Printer error has occured.  turn off printer then back on again.  If problem persists. see the manual"  The manual does not address this problem.  Can you help?

  • dvius Jan 20, 2009

    I bought the Canon mp620 a few weeks ago. Last night after printing 3 sheets of paper, I noticed the yellow light flashing. The error code was this 6A80. I was instructed to turn off the power and then turn it back on again. This did not work.

    I went to Canon's support site and it says for this error, I need to have the unit repaired. Is there a user serviceable way to fix this?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    I have same error 6A80 and am trying to fix it at the moment. Can anyone help. DOT

  • slevings1 May 06, 2009

    I have a mp630.I was printing a page and the paper jammed. The printer started making a metalic grinding sound and now I get an error 6A80 message and refer to the manual but the manual doesnt address this problem. Can anyone help with this problem?

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Put the colors out of the printer and do it on and off a few times and put the colors back in and a few times on and off again, that was working on my 6a80 problem.

Greetings Pieter.

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