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Canon pixma mx850 giving 6A00 error code. When this happened before the little white thingy beside the cartridges was stuck. Its not stuck now, no paper jam, but code is flashing. Printer is less than 6 months old.

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  • esbigby1 Jul 03, 2009

    Spike where do I get the long qtips? Do I have to work through the little space provided when the printer is open to load cartridges? Thanks



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  • esbigby1 Jul 05, 2009

    I had no long swabs and no Windex. I used a lintless wipe and alcohol. I wiped everything off and so far so good. Will this happen again?

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I had the fatal 6A00 error on my out-of-warranty MP830 and I was ready to give up and buy a differentprinter. Per Canon website it says that you need to send it for repairs.

Goggling the error message, I was able to find a solution to this error that doesn't require sending the unit to Canon. . The problem apparently is related to the purge unit located at the far right side on where the printhead moves back and forth.

Based on the postings, there appears to be three common problems that causes the error, which is related to a paper jam error. 1) If its a new printer or even an older one, there are two sponges that collect ink and two plastic wipers located in purge unit may be loose or missing. Check to see if its it there. If not, it may actually be stuck somewhere. 2) there may some paper stuck somewhere around the printhead and or the purge unit or 3) there is a build up of gooey ink on the purge unit.

The gooey ink turned out to be my problem and apparently quite a few others. Following someone else's advice, I turned off the printer & unplugged it, move the printhead to the left and used long Qtips with Windex to clean up the ink around the purge unit including a little white plastic spring-loaded lever. I also dampen the sponges with Windex. If you do this be careful not to dislodge the sponge or wipers. If you do, you can alway stick the pieces back in. After cleaning it, and checking the sponges and wipers are seated correctly, I plug the unit back in and worked fine. Problem solved!

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6A00 is a problem with the sheet feed unit.

There is a flaky sensor .

Check the paper path to see for any stuck bits of paper.
or it may be paper jam 1) Slowly pull the paper out, either from the Rear Tray or from the Paper Output Slot, whichever is easier.
Canon pixma mx850  giving - t_50780ce_mx85014.jpg bullet_s.gif If the paper tears and a piece remains inside the machine, turn the machine off, open the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover), and remove the paper.
* Be careful not to touch the components inside the machine.
After removing all paper, close the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover), and turn the machine on.
bullet_s.gif If you cannot pull the paper out, turn the machine off and turn it back on. The paper may be ejected automatically.
(2) Reload the paper in the machine, and press the OK button on the machine.
If you turned off the machine in step (1), all print jobs in queue are canceled. Reprint if necessary.
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bullet_s.gif When reloading the paper in the machine, confirm that you are using the correct paper and aCanon pixma mx850 giving - bullet_s.gift into the machine correctly.
bullet_s.gif A5-sized paper are suited to print documents consisting mainly of text. We do not recommend using such paper to print documents with photos or graphics, since the printout may curl and cause paper exit jams.

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Canon mx850 Error code 6A00


Hello thank you 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 MX850 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,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 will 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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Error code 6A00


Step by Step troubleshooting canon pixma MP800 error code 6A00
The Problem Canon PIXMA MP800 Error 6A00

1. The print head cartridge keeps locking itself up on the right hand side.
2. Frequent 5100 errors even when the printer is on standby
3. Even when I wipe up the print cartridge, the next print will
mess up the bottom of the print cartridge with ink again.

Step for troubleshooting canon pixma MP800

1. Opening the cover and wait for ink carriage to center
2. Pull out power cord
3. Pushed carriage to far left (should slide easily)
4. Used paper towel and wiped purge unit a lot of times
(press down to soak paper towel with ink). Repeat until the paper towel is relatively clear.
5. Used diluted napisan (oxygen-based cleaning agent in the
ratio of 1:3 with powder:water) and soaked paper towel
6. Repeat step 4 with wet paper towel. Repeat until purge unit is near-white.
7. Pulled and pushed clear plastic wiper (north of purge unit) and wiped it down
8. Slided carriage back to original position
9. Removed Print head cartridge and wiped out excess ink stuck on bottom.

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Error code 6A00


Step by Step troubleshooting canon pixma MP800 error code 6A00
The Problem Canon PIXMA MP800 Error 6A00
1. The print head cartridge keeps locking itself up on the right hand side.
2. Frequent 5100 errors even when the printer is on standby
3. Even when I wipe up the print cartridge, the next print will
mess up the bottom of the print cartridge with ink again.
Step for troubleshooting canon pixma MP800
1. Opening the cover and wait for ink carriage to center
2. Pull out power cord
3. Pushed carriage to far left (should slide easily)
4. Used paper towel and wiped purge unit a lot of times
(press down to soak paper towel with ink). Repeat until the paper towel is relatively clear.
5. Used diluted napisan (oxygen-based cleaning agent in the
ratio of 1:3 with powder:water) and soaked paper towel
6. Repeat step 4 with wet paper towel. Repeat until purge unit is near-white.
7. Pulled and pushed clear plastic wiper (north of purge unit) and wiped it down
8. Slided carriage back to original position
9. Removed Print head cartridge and wiped out excess ink stuck on bottom.
Hope this helps.

Feb 10, 2011 | Canon Pixma MP800 All-In-One InkJet...

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I have a Canon Pixma MX850. I have an error code 6A00. I tried everything suggested in the manual to clear it but nothing worked. Can you help?


need to replace the cartridge or reset the settings.if not solve, the machine needs thorough cleaning of the roller in order to work properly.

Feb 06, 2011 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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Mx850 canon all in one. was working fine then the alarm light came on and screen shows error code 6A00??? have tired moving the ink cartrigde device, unplugged and pluged back in ... checked everywhere...


6A00] or Light blinking 12 times = AP position error. It's mean there is an error occurred in the AP motor during purging operation. You may need to replace Sheet feed unit, logic board or purge unit. Thank you

Dec 31, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MX850 Multifunction Printer

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Erreur code : 6A00 What to do ?


It's most likely a little sponge on the very right side beside your ink. If you open the top, push your ink to the left then look to the VERY right...there is most likely a little spongy thing that if you push down (your hands WILL be black after this) and reset...it should work.

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Mx 850 gives error code 6A00 . We have purchased


6A00 means the purge unit is not cycling properly. If the printhead can come out of the right corner, you check there for paper scraps. If it's stuck on the right with this error you will need a shop to take apart and see if you need a new purge assembly. The part cost is only around $20.00

Feb 22, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MX850 Multifunction Printer

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My printer is giving me an error code - 6A00. Can you tell me what this means?


6A00 is mainly a problem with the sheet feed unit.

but Probale causes can be 
1.PR Lift shaft assembly 
2.Sheet Feed Unit 
3.Logic Board

solution :Switched it off, opened the lid and manually slid the cartridge-tray to the left.used a piece of tissue to clean the base-pad where the heads are stored.Remove all ink residue, move the tray back to its most right position and close everything.

Voila, problem solved!

Dec 23, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX850 Multifunction Printer

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MX850 ERROR CODE 6A00


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.

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My Cannon Mx850 Printer has an error code of 6A00 what should I do?


I had the same problem after a paper jam. I removed all the paper and still had a same error. I read around the internet and ran into other Canon printers with similar problems. The error is caused by the print clean mechanism getting stuck. The suggested solution for other Canon printers also worked allowing me to fix my printer. First thing I did was turn off my printer. Second is to open the top cover allowing me access to the print cartridge area. With the power off, you can pull the printer cartridge carridge from the right of the printer to the left. Once you do that, look into the area in the right where the print carridge was and you will see two sponges in the bottom of the printer. Behind them to the left is a little mechanism that moves over the to clean them, I gently gave it a pull and it moved a little forward. I closed the printer and turned it back on. Error went away and it's working fine again.

Hope this helps!

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