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Canon mx700 won't print displays error306

Printer worked fine til my girlfriend removed a paper jam, now nada. Keeps flashing error 306 communication error. make sure printer is plugged in etc... nothing has changed other than the paper jam incident

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Open the top of the printer as if you were going to change the ink cartridge and push the cartridge to the left. Reach your hand inside and see if the paper from the jam is truly out of there. Sometimes when you pull the paper out the front or back from a paper jam there can still be something stuck inside that is gumming up the works.

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Canon printer: PIXMA MX700 I removed the paper from the paper tray when the printer was about to start printing. Then I received error, 1500, on the printer's screen. I have put the paper back to the...

This is a strange one. There is no error 1500. I suspect you meant error 5100. This can happen when you have a paper jam.
1st When you pulled the tray out was the paper still left in the machine.
2nd If it was then did the whole sheet of paper come out when you pulled it out?
3rd If no then some paper is still in there and u need to find it and carefully remove it.
4th If yes then you may have done something to the carriage as that is was error 5100 refers to.

Take a look inside and you should see a thin plastic strip running from left to right the full width of the machine. It is called the encoder strip and it may have flipped onto it's side. All the cases need to come off and the strip needs unclipping and refeeding through the carriage.

Look at the flashing lights (thats the alarm and power lights) they will be flashing. They will flash twice the wait a second then flash twice again and so on. That will confirm the carriage is the problem. If you dont feel up to it then take it to a canon repairer and not joe bloggs as getting the covers off without breaking them is quite a job.

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Is there a fix for error 6A80 for a Canon mx700 printer?

You can try a few things:
RESET the printer:
  1. On the operator panel, press and hold the <ON/OFF> button for one second. (The display will go blank.)

    Note: It may be necessary to unplug the power cord if pressing the ON/OFF button does not shut off the printer.
  2. Wait approximately ten seconds and then press the <ON/OFF> button again.
  3. Wait until the device has completed its cycling process before submitting another job request.
Check for paper jammed in the paper output slot, the Rear Tray, or the Front Tray.
Remove the paper following the procedure below.
(1) Slowly pull the paper out, either from the paper source or from the paper output slot, whichever is easier.

(A) When printing from the Rear Tray
(B) When printing from the Front Tray
bullet_s.gif If the paper tears and a piece remains inside the machine, open the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover) and remove it.
After removing all paper, close the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover), turn the machine off, and turn it back on.
* Be careful not to touch the components inside the machine.
bullet_s.gif If you cannot pull the paper out, turn the machine off and turn it back on. The paper will be ejected automatically.
(2) Reload the paper in the machine, and press the OK button on the machine.
If you turned off the machine in step 1, all print jobs in queue are canceled. Reprint if necessary.
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bullet_s.gif When reloading the paper in the machine, confirm that you are using the correct paper and are loading it into the machine correctly.
bullet_s.gif A5-sized paper are suited to print documents consisting mainly of text. We do not recommend using such paper to print documents with photos or graphics, since the printout may curl and cause paper exit jams.
If you cannot remove the paper or the paper tears inside the machine, or if the paper jam error continues after removing the paper, you should take the printer to a service shop since the printer will have to be disassembled to remove the torn paper.

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Printer jam error but cannot find any paper

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I have a Canon MX700 printer. I had a "business card paper" jam. Since the paper is perforated for business cards, it wasn't fun removing all the pieces. I finally removed the back panel & was able to...

Hi You can Try

Error Code 5100
Solution 1:
Clean the timing strip.

Solution 2:
The purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) may be not lubricated well enough .

Lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps); this repair probably require to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism.

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