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Error 6A00 orange light flashes intermitently with green light switching printer off and on doesn't solve the pporoblem

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  • tim huish Feb 07, 2008

    thank you for getting back to me but I have just taken the canon printer back to the shop and been given A FREE REPLACEMENT !!

    Sorry to waste your tyime :)

  • daisy-mae123 Feb 18, 2008

    both lights on the right front side of the printer are flashing continuously have looked in the manual no solution there either....

  • mlamb751 Mar 06, 2008

    same problem, it flashes 12 times, pauses then recyles through 12 more....

  • Artur Rzasa
    Artur Rzasa May 11, 2010

    How many times does the orange light flash before pausing for a longer time?

    This will determine what the error is.

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Hi
Good Luck
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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All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Feb 10, 2010

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