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Canon PIXMA iP4600 - error 6A80

I just got a Canon PIXMA iP4600. I keep getting error code 6A80 when I try to align the printhead with the software. I checked all the ink tanks and i checked the printer head. I can't find anything wrong. When I turn on the printer, the power light and alarm light flash alternately. Please help!!

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  • lilami Jun 14, 2009

    That is not the same problem I am having...the print head DOES return to its home position, and there is no spring jammed near the black sponge.

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Hello someone else here had this problem, this is what he posted: "Same problem with a Canon MP540 fresh from the box. Turned out to be the print head unit was not returning fully to the home position ie extreme right. My Fix : When the scanning unit cover is raised the print head unit moves left for access, look in the vacated area to the right, in particular the small black sponge where the head normally parks. I found a small spring jammed in beside the sponge, removed it and all is well. Don't know what the spring was meant to do but everything is working fine without it.On the MP540 the head unit now glows red, presumably meaning all is well... "

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