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Error code 6A00, alarm light flashing, no copy, print or fax function working

Canon was working fine. Suddenly got an alarm flashing light, nothing works, no copy, no print, no fax. Error code 6A00. TIA. We get error code 6A00 immediately after turning the machine on. We've spent over 2 hours trying all of the suggestions including cleaning everything we could see inside -sponges, wipers, etc- with no success. We've unplugged and replugged everything several times. The print cartridge holder is now locked in place on the far right side and won't move. Should we shoot this thing and put it out of it's misery?

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600A is AP motor error from the purge unit. That means that the machine detects the purge unit did not complete a full cycle, go in error state, and lock the carriage on the right.
That is not waste ink tank counter full, 600A means faulty purge unit, printer locked.
When that happens, if you cannot reset by unplugging , the printer must be taken apart to service the purge unit.

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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 will NOT be able to resolve the problem yourself

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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Have a Canon MP830. in the middle of printing, it came up with error code 6A00, and now all it does is flash the alarm light and copy light. how to fix?


http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp830#BrochuresAndManuals

I would download the manual for windows 7 and see if the 'alarm and copy light flash' error is listed. I could not find it referred to in the support area of the canonusa.com website. Also, you could call 1-800-OK CANON and talk to a rep. about this problem.

Good luck on this repair.

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Receiving error code 6A00, and alarm light is


That error says the purge unit is broken. You will need to have the purge assembly replaced.
It's # QM2-3032-000 but a shop should replace it for you.

Dec 04, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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Suddenly got an alrm flashing light, nothing works, no copy, no print, no fax. Error code 6A00


6A00 is AP position error.First, make sure there is no paper jam anywhere in the machine.. look inside, rear, where the paper tray (output)
is, etc to see if you find any shreds or torn paper that may have gotten stuck and you didn't see.Look carefully in the zone of Purge unit, using flashlight in the right side on printer.If this not help your printer need service.

Nov 05, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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Canon was working fine, suddenly got an alarm flashing light, nothing works, no copy no print error 6a00, have taken sides off a tried to clean the ink dump on the rt side. still no help


Hi
It goto be this error
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

Jun 12, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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Alarm light is flashing and can not print


Hi
Try this
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 12, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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Alarm light is flashing and can not print


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 12, 2008 | Canon MP830 All-In-One Printer

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Help me with 6A00


you to configure the settings your machine... there's something wrong there... try to look for the settings....

Feb 25, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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