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Error code 6000

I tried to print something on my printer today...it said there was a paper jam... I throughly checked it out and there was no paper jam. It is now giving me error code 6000 and the Alarm light flashes. Any ideas on how to fix? I've tried turning off and back on as well as unplugging.

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  • alan0511 Nov 20, 2007

    error 6000 canon pixma mp 450

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    error code 6000

  • Carol Diane Dec 01, 2007

    I tried to print something on my printer today...it said there was a paper jam... I throughly checked it out and there was no paper jam. It is now giving me error code 6000 and the Alarm light flashes. Any ideas on how to fix? I've tried turning off and back on as well as unplugging.

  • superally Dec 08, 2007

    there is no paper jam, yet that is the error reported. It prevent me from priniting, or even using any of the utilities such as cleaning.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    WHAT DOES ERROR 6000 MEAN

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2008

    Getting ERROR code 6000 on Canon Pixma MP450. How do you fix ?

  • lizzzytish Apr 07, 2008

     Canon MP500  6000 error message, plus there is a grinding noise when the printer is turned on . I opened the back to check for paper jam- no paper in there. It doesn't help to turn the printer off an on. I thought maybe something (a pencil?) could have rolled into the manual paper feed, but can't find anything.


    What to do?

  • Tulips_25 Apr 17, 2008

    Hi! I'm having the same error 6000 with a iP1300, do you think it works the same?

    Tks!

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    i get the same problem with me canon pixma ip1600...i still cant solve it..who can help me??frustrating with it...

  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    I have the same problem here with a Canon MP450 - Code 6000 - I know it has something to do with the paper feeder. Have turned off printer, unplugged everyting, have looked for paper that might be stuck, nothing. Whatelse can I try. Thank you.

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    i have same problem whith my pixma mp150. what happened ?

  • ash_halloran Sep 30, 2008

    I have the same problem ever since i changed my ink cartridges, which are in place fine, everytime i go to print somthing itll pull the paper down about half an inch or so n make the noise that its printing and then when it goes to spit the paper out i get the error message that its jammend but its not because the paper never went through the printer. Ive checked the printer inside out and followed the instrustions people listed below and nothing has worked for me. :S Someone please help.

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    Same problem.  Nothing wrong--checked ink, paper tray, no jam.  Going crazy!

  • diljewel Jan 31, 2009

    I am getting Error Code 6000 in my Cannon iP1880 Printer.

    The Yellow light flashes...

  • rishikaa Feb 11, 2009

    yea.. i am having d same problem.. plzz provide me wid a solution

  • waybill52 Feb 14, 2009

    same problem as jenvaldez,paper jam error code,with no paper jam

  • martidehn Mar 01, 2009

    I have a Canon PIXMA MX 700 series and am having the same problem. First paper jam message, no paper jam. Reference the Quick Start Guide which said to unplug the printer for a few minutes and plug back in. This DID NOT correct the problem. Any help out there?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    Thank you for all the solution advice! I was "sure" there was no jam, until I read all the above similar problems. Got looking more closely and found some yarn wrapped around the roller. Got it out, and it is working great again.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    I had the same problem but there was no paper jammed, i even tried shaking thr printer which has worked for jams in the past but i have never had error code 6000 before. I used solution #6 but turned the wheel on the LEFT not right. It now works fine! thankyou!

  • harrietvalpw Apr 23, 2009

    Pixma 300 for 1 month, now flashing alarm light with "6000" error. Have looked in all access areas for a jam and see nothing. I noticed also, the ink catridge carriage does not roll to the left anymore when i open the body of the printer. Frustrating!

  • chaaos May 11, 2010

    i have shaken my printer, checked every nook and cranny, even tried cleaning it out with some solution ... nothing has worked. I have a canon MP470, and it wont work at all anymore ... any other suggestions???

  • Jesse Mason Aug 22, 2014

    same here---owned 3 weeks, used twice...permanent paper jam or "no paper". useless POS

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Sounds like driver related problem to me, try re install your driver by CD, or just download this Driver Update Software for XP Vista 7 8, and update the driver. Have a nice day
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I have been driving myself crazy with this same problem MP470 Error 6000 to no avail cleaned the machine to the extreme...no paper inside. Followed solution #9 but still in error. Used these reset instructions and now feel like the smartest person on earth. With the power off, press the reset button (red) and hold while pressing the green power button. Release the red reset but continue to hold the green power button. While still holding the green power button, press the red reset button twice and then release both green and red together. Now press the red reset 4times. Power off and you should clear the blinking orange. Hope this helps someone else. Now I need to go clean this ink off my fingers!!!

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

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    Susanne Gervay Sep 17, 2014

    You are a genius as there were NO instructions anywhere - thankyou and double thankyou - you are a supermom!

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I had the same problem - error 6000 on my Canon MP810.

I read how everybody checked the back and turned it upside down and shook it, so I did it, too. Then I reopened the front and saw a little piece of something, so I carefully tugged and out pulled a piece of cloth! Problem solved!

Posted on May 20, 2009

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Had same problem Error code 6000 on PIXMA MP450 to solve this issue I lift the lid and rolled the wheel on the right hand side (plastic with black rubber drive belt) connected to stainless steel shaft. This wheel should be able to roll in both directions for 10 full turns with no obsruction. If the wheel stops there is something jamming the drive motor giving error 6000. I fixed by rolling the wheel back and forth and finally the obstruction was free. Printer was left fully function hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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Had the same error message with Pixma MP560 (tried to coulor copy)
Turned off and on - no success
Turned off opned the printer
Turned on
Copied black&white
-> everythiong works fine

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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After the third separate occasion of trying to fix the problem, and cursing my Canon Pixma 450 for inventing a paper jam, I realized ... there WAS a paper jam!

A tiny piece of paper had lodged itself behind a piece of plastic and was so hidden I didn't even notice it till I took the printer off the shelf and inspected it from multiple angles under full light.

After about 10 minutes or so with a tweezer, I was able to pull the piece out and I'm back in business.

Be sure to lift up the lid of the printer and get a good look in there. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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Same problem here with MP800. After reading through sugestions on this support side I open printer up and found a tiny piece of rubber inside paper feeding mechanism. Printer working fine again now and saved me for a trip to the junk yard ;-)
Thanks a lot for this net-page

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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The reason for the mistake is a loose belt that no longer connects the motor with the paper feeder.

Three steps solve this:
- Remove the left side cover of the printer
- To do this for the MP 520 you need to remove the little gray front left cover first, then the four screws at the back, and then the left side cover (this is complicated as you need to undo 7 craws on the left hand side all marked by little arrows and spread out all over the printer)
- just put the belt on, it's easy to see

Have fun,
Markus

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

  • tnt4him50 Oct 10, 2010

    Solution #6 worked for me with a mp990. I did not have to open anything up. Instead I looked inside to the left where I saw two white gears. Just by chance I noticed what appeared like black type writer ribbon around the large white gear. I was actually saturated ink on remnants of paper. I used a pencil tip to flick it out of the gears. Some of it disintegrated and would not come out. I then turned the gears counter clock wise until I could not see any more of the black paper remnants. I turned it on and passed a paper through but then read error 6000 again. I repeated turning the gear again and turned it on and it works now. These printers must be very sensitive to any type of paper jams. The machine was not lying.

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Same problem with my MP210. I did a live chat with tech support to no avail. Before calling a repair person, I checked here and read about all the little things that can get jammed inside. I got my flashlight and aimed it in every little corner. Voila! I discovered the corner of a candy wrapper sticking out from the feed and pulled it out with a pair of tweezers. Now it's good as new. I suggest a thorough going over with a flashlight into every crevice before calling for repairs. Another suggestion: Keep anything and everthing away from your printer tray and feeder opening, including candy wrappers!

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Thanks to everyone who posted here! I was having the same issue with my MP600 and reading these posts provoked me to sit down on the floor with my printer for a full examination. The solution to my problem turned out to be a non-inflated balloon jamed under the paper feed holders inside the machine. No "paper jam", but rather a "balloon jam".

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

  • Jesse Mason Aug 22, 2014

    some of those wrappers, etc. MUST come form the factory. Do you now remember dropping a balloon in there?

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No paper jam warning just code 6000. Turned upside down, shook, dusted, vacuumed, begged...nothing, took thick cardboard (the kind that comes with photo paper to be exact) and forced it back and forth through printer in both back and front where paper usually runs. Cleared right up! HURRAY!!!

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Error 6000. I kept looking for pieces of paper jammed somewhere. Didn't see any. Loaded a piece of paper from the rear and turned on the printer. The paper will feed through, normally. However, I noted that the paper stopped at a roller visible from the front and as I lift of the cover. This roller is just below and behind the ink cartridges. I noticed that the roller was not tuning. So I used my finger to reverse the roller by pushing on its gears (it would not go forward). The next time I turned on the unit, the roller moved the same distance I turned it back to the original position. That was my clue. So, I reversed the roller much more, and to my surprise, a rubber band came into sight. Once the rubber band was removed, the printer started working. It seems most of us have the same story,that we are looking for an object. Some of them are not visible. Look for parts that are not moving that should be moving, as well as all the previous hints.

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    Paul Alexander Nov 07, 2011

    Actually, this was for an MP 560. Same basic problem/solution.

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Posted on Jan 25, 2012

Same problem, but couldn't see any paper anywhere. Turned it upside down and gave it a gentle shake, problem cleared!

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

I had same trouble with pixma MP110. Did everything but no luck. Noticed the paper feed tray was off centre...turned it all upside down and a drawing pin fell out. it was jammed behind thepaper feed and unit itself. All works well now. So, check something has not dropped into the paper area!!!

Posted on May 16, 2008

I've experinced the error 6000 with my Pixma ip 5000. (the lamp kept blinking and a message on my monitor told me to turn the printer off and then back on, if that didn't help I would have to contact a repairman. The hell I thougt, I would'nt pay for reparing a 3 year old printer, I'll fix it. I checked the paper tray, nothing that could cause an error, then I tried unplugging it from the USB cable, nothing....then I discovered a lock on the backside of my printer, I opened it and there the error was...PAPERJAM. I carefully pulled out the paper tried not to rip it. Voil? printer WORKS FINE!!!

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I've add the "Error 6000" problem several times before, and turning it off and on never did anything. Very frustrating. But then I read the posts here.
Even though I didn't remember any paper jamming, I pulled out the paper tray, looked, and sure enough! There were two small pieces of crumpled paper underneath, in the back, near where the paper goes up into the printer. I just lifted the printer up grabbed the pieces (which weren't even jammed, they were just lying there), it started working immediately!

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I had the same problem on a Canon MP540 while making a photocopy. It turned out that the front drawer was overloaded.
1. I switched the printer off,
2. removed the drawer,
3. removed some sheets from it,
4. switch the printer on
5. relaunched the photocopy
6. as I got the "paper out" message i put the drawer back in its usual place and it worked!

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Hi just push back were is the paper tray some time when printer take paper and the paper push to take its dont go back.you just push back and it will work your printer.

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As far as I know I couldn't find any paper jammed in it or anything. I took out the tray, took the paper out, couldn't see anything and put it back in. When I turned on my computer again it thought about copying it for 10 minutes and then worked perfectly. After that it took the normal amount of time to copy.

Posted on Jul 27, 2010

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