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Printer jams. gray foam released in paper path.

I have a Canon Pixma iP5200 bubble jet printer - about 18 mos. old. Last night I was printing on plain paper and a piece of gray foam (~8"X 1/2" wide w/"fingers) released in the paper path of the printer wrapping itself around the front rollers. This caused a serious paper jam - ink all over. I carefully removed the foam from the roller (it separated into 3 pieces) and cleaned the rollers. Thereafter, the printer would try to print but each piece of paper would jam. Checked paper path again & could find nothing to cause jam. Nearest service center is 150 mi. away. Do I need a replacement for whatever this piece of foam is? Please advise best repair procedure. Thank you.
T. Ray

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  • tray1341 Dec 19, 2008

    Thank you . I wondered if it really needed the foam blotter. Will try this solution this evening.

    T. Ray.


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1: Remove Cartridge
2: Unplug the AC Power Cord
3: Hold down the RESUME button
4: Release RESUME after plugging in the AC Power cord.
5: Press the RESUME once within 5 seconds and release the RESUME .
6: Press and HOLD RESUME for two seconds or more and release it.
7: Press and HOLD RESUME for two seconds or more and release it.
8: Unplug AC Power Cord to set data.
Try this I found it doing a search on your machine, that foam was called a blotter, and it should work without it, good luck

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    George Bill Dec 19, 2008

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The A600 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,It 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.The purge unit,called a spittoon assembly in an Canon, HP,lexmark & other ink jet 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, 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
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