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Turn printer on and error comes up 6A00

I cannot resolve the problem. Can you help.

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Dear barryl,
Error code 6A00 indicates that something wrong with the purge unit of your printer. It may be need replacement. I suggest you to take your printer to nearest service center.
Regards,

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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jonniewalker
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SOURCE: Canon MP830 error code 6A00

The problem apparently is related to the purge unit located at the far right side on where the printhead moves back and forth.
there appears to be three common problems that causes the error, which is related to a paper jam error. 1) If its a new printer or even an older one, there are two sponges that collect ink and two plastic wipers located in purge unit may be loose or missing. Check to see if its it there. If not, it may actually be stuck somewhere.
2) there may some paper stuck somewhere around the printhead and or the purge unit or
3) there is a build up of gooey ink on the purge unit.
, I turned off the printer & unplugged it, move the printhead to the left and used long Qtips with Windex to clean up the ink around the purge unit including a little white plastic spring-loaded lever. also dampen the sponges with Windex. If you do this be careful not to dislodge the sponge or wipers. If you do, you can alway stick the pieces back in. After cleaning it, and checking the sponges and wipers are seated correctly, plug the unit back in and hopefully it will work fine. hope this helps.dont forget to rate as fixyaa

thanks and Godbless

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

whitebirch
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SOURCE: service error 6A00

The 6A00 is a Canon generic code for paper path jam. A sensor is activated indicating paper jam so the printer will give off a 6A00 code. As a Canon tech, Moving the print head assembly will not clear a purge unit if its jammed with paper, paper clips, screws, cookie crumbs, cake, toast you get the idea. Get yourself a can of compressed air and blow the paper roller out, also a slightly damp paper towel and gently clean off the paper feeding rollers.
Anywho this should fix you up. good luck, please post rating, thank you kindly





















































































































Incidently, the 6A00 error pertains to all Canon printers made in the last several years, its not just used in one model. And its always a paper path error or purge unit.
I forget myself so here goes, the purge unit, called a spittoon assembly in an HP, lexmark, and other inkjet printers, is where the print head assembly parks when not in use, also its other job is to clean and make sure the print head is clean and open for printing. That is why you'll find the print head assembly parked on top of it. It also has a an electrical pump to milk the print heads and test for ink flow.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Showing printer error 6A00

I just copy this solution for you to this link:

the solution is posted by BAB..

they have the same problem as you ..then this solution solve it..^^

http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/39177

The 6A00 is a Canon generic code for paper path jam. Some where in the paper path a sensor is activated indicating paper jam so the printer will give off a 6A00 code. As a Canon tech, I usually find the code, almost 90% of the time, is related to the purge unit being jammed with something and not being able to move. Moving the print head assembly will not clear a purge unit if its jammed with paper, paper clips, push pins, screws, cookie crisp, flower bud pods or the like. And yes I have found all those things in a purge unit. The offending item needs to be removed or the purge unit needs replacement. A Pixma MP830 would still be under Canon warranty, get it into a shop and save yourself the hassel.
Incidently, the 6A00 error pertains to all Canon printers made in the last several years, its not just used in one model. And its always a paper path error or purge unit.
I forget myself so here goes, the purge unit, called a spittoon assembly in an HP, lexmark, and other inkjet printers, is where the print head assembly parks when not in use, also its other job is to clean and make sure the print head is clean and open for printing. That is why you'll find the print head assembly parked on top of it. It also has a an electrical pump to milk the print heads and test for ink flow.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: will not turn on error 6A00

This is what I found from a service manual: AP position error [6A00] - Sheet feed unit (QM2-1220) - Logic board ***'y (QM2-1786)*1
What does it mean? This link should be useful: http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/37440

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon MP830 error code 6A00

HI,

Please the pixma off and open the lid.Now manually slide the cartridge-tray to the left.

Use a piece of tissue to clean the base-pad where the heads are stored.See if it is stuck in a kind of upward position and look if the mechanism that moves the tray is released if not then touch it and it will be loose. Remove all ink residue, move the tray back to its most right position and close everything.

Let me know if you still get the same error.

Thank you

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

jhaugan
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SOURCE: getting error code 6A00-Canon PIXMA MX850 all-in-one printer

With our MX850 I managed to get it working by simply cleaning as much of the of the residue ink from the right hand side as possible. I simply used a tissue but a cloth would be better.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009

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My screen on my printer says error 6A00 error code. I have turned printer on and off...not sure what is going on


http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/39177
See website above for all details to do with this error.

Unfortunately 6A00 is a problem with the sheet feed unit.
Follow Canon's suggestion, take it or send the unit UPS to the Authorized Repair Facility.
You most likely will NOT be able to resolve the problem yourself, sorry.

Your service and repair manual is below, for you to download. All error codes and fixes are in there.
www.pdfoo.com/result-pixma-mp830-service-manual-.html

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Hi
Error 6A00
The 6A00 is a Canon generic code for paper path jam.

Solution 1:
Move the printhead carriage back and forth a few times.

Solution 2:
Check the purge unit: Moving the print head assembly will not clear a purge unit if its jammed with paper, paper clips, push pins, screws, cookie crisp, flower bud pods or the like.

Solution 3:
Press the ink pads down in the purge unit.

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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Same old errors ok
The 6A00 is a Canon generic code for paper path jam.

Solution 1:
Move the printhead carriage back and forth a few times.

Solution 2:
Check the purge unit: Moving the print head assembly will not clear a purge unit if its jammed with paper, paper clips, push pins, screws, cookie crisp, flower bud pods or the like.

Solution 3:
Press the ink pads down in the purge unit.

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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Solution 1:
Move the printhead carriage back and forth a few times.

Solution 2:
Check the purge unit: Moving the print head assembly will not clear a purge unit if its jammed with paper, paper clips, push pins, screws, cookie crisp, flower bud pods or the like.

Solution 3:
Press the ink pads down in the purge unit.

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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