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My printer keeps showing an error 6A00 on LCD screen

Canon pixma MP830, this occured after a paper jam. My husband used thick paper in printer, we got the paper out..but the printer does not work at all now. The alarm light is flashing and the feed switch is highlighted. I can't find this error code in my manuel to even attempt to fix it. I have turned it off, unplugged it, yet error still comes up. Help.

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    Same problem - printer showing an error 6A00 on LCD screen. How do I fix it?

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I got error 6A00. model mp830


Hello i hope u 'll be fine.... thanks 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 MP830 All-In-One InkJet 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 in an 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
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Dec 30, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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6A00 error code?


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.


All I ask is 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

Apr 16, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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My MP830 has showing error 6A00?


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.I usually find the code, almost 90% of the time, 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 or the like.

Part number QM2-3032-000 around $30.00. It's the cleaning assembly on the right where the printhead parks when shut down.

Mar 30, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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Hi!! I have the error 6A00 in my canon pixma mp830


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.


All I ask is 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

Mar 14, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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I have a error code 6A00 and alarm light flashing on my canon pixma mp 830


Canon lists the solutions for the error 6A00 as...

1.
Press ON/OFF switch to reset the multifunction device
2.
Press Stop/Reset and ON/OFF to reset the printer
3.
Removing paper jams
4.
The MP830 may require repair
5.
Unlock the scanner lock switch (MP830)

Oct 16, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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On printer screen it is showing Error 6A00 and error code. Whats does this mean and how can I fix it


In my IP 3000 during a print suddenly on the 3rd page, a big "crunch" sound. Paper was jammed - error 5100 or smthg, and managed to remove the paper... but then error 6A00 came up. I found this post and was saved. Manually moved the print head left and right, turned the printer on/off. Still the same error. Then I noticed a piece of torn paper lodged inside. Removed that, got inky fingers, and finally got printer in working condition.
Try to clean any foreign object inside.May be it can help you.

Sep 10, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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MP830 6A00 error & ON/OFF switch not working


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

Jun 10, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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Error Code 6A00 on screen , not printing, also on computer screen Error Code 5C10?


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

Jun 06, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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Service error 6A00 in my canon ip 5200 printer. what should i 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

Feb 23, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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Canon Pixma MP830


Hi

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

Aug 30, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

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