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I have a Canon MP830 printer for over a year. I have the error code 6A00. I called Canon tech support and the guy said my printer has papper jam. He asked me to check every where inside of my printer, but there was no sign of papper jam. Luckily he didn't charge me $10 dollars for doing nothing helpful. I think Canon printers are **** and Canon tech support is the same. I buy another printer, I don't think I going to buy Canon printer again.

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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.

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6A00 means the purge assembly is stuck, on the right where the printhead rests when turned off. impossible to clean without disassembly. Best to replace #qm2-3032-000, about $19.95

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I have a canon mp830. I had the 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.

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

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