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My Cannon Mx850 Printer has an error code of 6A00 what should I do?

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I had the same problem after a paper jam. I removed all the paper and still had a same error. I read around the internet and ran into other Canon printers with similar problems. The error is caused by the print clean mechanism getting stuck. The suggested solution for other Canon printers also worked allowing me to fix my printer. First thing I did was turn off my printer. Second is to open the top cover allowing me access to the print cartridge area. With the power off, you can pull the printer cartridge carridge from the right of the printer to the left. Once you do that, look into the area in the right where the print carridge was and you will see two sponges in the bottom of the printer. Behind them to the left is a little mechanism that moves over the to clean them, I gently gave it a pull and it moved a little forward. I closed the printer and turned it back on. Error went away and it's working fine again.

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I want to thank the author of Solutions (1). It took two tries, but it worked for me!

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Canon mx850 Error code 6A00


Hello thank you for using FixYa.

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 technology,I usually find the code almost 90% of the time it 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 etc.
I have found all those things in a purge unit.The offending item needs to be removed or the purge unit needs replacement.A
Canon Pixma MX850 Printer would still be under Canon warranty, get it into a shop and save yourself the hassel.
Incidentally, the 6A00 error pertains to all Canon printers made in the last several years, its not just used in one model & its always a paper path error or purge unit
I forget myself so here goes, the purge unit,called a spittoon assembly,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 will 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
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Mar 25, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MX850 Multifunction Printer

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Mx850 canon all in one. was working fine then the alarm light came on and screen shows error code 6A00??? have tired moving the ink cartrigde device, unplugged and pluged back in ... checked everywhere...


6A00] or Light blinking 12 times = AP position error. It's mean there is an error occurred in the AP motor during purging operation. You may need to replace Sheet feed unit, logic board or purge unit. Thank you

Dec 31, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MX850 Multifunction Printer

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Mx 850 gives error code 6A00 . We have purchased


6A00 means the purge unit is not cycling properly. If the printhead can come out of the right corner, you check there for paper scraps. If it's stuck on the right with this error you will need a shop to take apart and see if you need a new purge assembly. The part cost is only around $20.00

Feb 22, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MX850 Multifunction Printer

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Error code 6a00


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

Nov 14, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX850 Multifunction Printer

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Error 6A00,under warrenty


Hi
All the best
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

Oct 14, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX850 Multifunction Printer

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I have a new canon MX850 all in one printer. Only had it a month and an error code 6A00 has come up on the LCD screen.


Error code 6A00 indicates purging operation error. Please observe purge unit first, it's located in right inside the printer. Is there broken paper disturb its function?. If there is no another material out there,means purge unit is faulty and you need to bring you printer to nearest service center.

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Oct 11, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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MX850 ERROR CODE 6A00


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

Oct 05, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX850 multifunction InkJet...

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Model Canon MX850. Display error message 6A00. Turnoff and unplugged printer, replugged in and turn on with same result: error message6A00. What to do?


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

Oct 01, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX850 Multifunction Printer

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Canon MX850 printer. will not print and shows error code 6A00


Hi
Here is the codes
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

Sep 23, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX850 Multifunction Printer

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