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Disassembly instructions for Canon printer model i860

I have a Canon i860 printer that needs a new purge unit & I have both the OEM service manual as well as the IPB. However, neither provide any detailed instructions the disassemble sequence to follow. Can anyone give me some help on this, or are there any web sites that have some detailed disassembly information that I can download??


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Re: Disassembly instructions for Canon printer model i860

The are two slots on each side of the printer. Insert a flat blade screwdriver and push. It should release the catch. Do it for both sides of the printer. You may also have to ubscrew the two (2) screws that hold the unit that holds on/off paper switches.

Do your work and then press top unit down and it will rengage with the catches.

I have 3 units and one won't return the ink carridge to the center position to replace ink cart. So I remove top replace carts and all is well.

Works for me!


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Try this:
1) As an error (E02802 or E02805 to E02809) is shown on the display, install the correct
combination of printhead and ink tanks according to the error.
2) Perform ink filling*3 following the installation sequence. After filling ink, when "Load Roll
Media" is shown on the display, turn off the power.
3) Turn on the printer while holding down the ONLINE button, ENTER button, CANCEL button,
and PAPER SOURCE button.
4) Check that "Canon W8200" is shown on the display, and then release the buttons. When
printer enters Reset mode for the dye/pigment model setting, all the LEDs on the operation
panel turn on.
5) "TYPE RESET" is shown on the display.
6) Select "YES", and then reset the dye/pigment model setting in the printer.
When reset is selected, the ink drain sequence is executed. It takes approximately 4
minutes for the process to be completed.
7) Check that "Turn Power Off!!" is shown on the display, and then turn off the power.
8) Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
9) Move the carriage, and then takeout the printhead.
10) Replace the following parts
• Ink tube unit : See "Part 5: 5.2.6 Ink tube unit".
• Purge unit : See "Part 5: 5.2.9 Purge unit".
• Ink tank unit : See "Part 5: 5.2.10 Ink tank unit".
11) Turn on the printer, and then continue with the installation operation (from installation of the
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For service manual, You can write me on

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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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Error message 6A00 says: "Printer error has occurred. Turn off power and back on again. If problem persists see the manual." I followed the instructions in the manual and the same error occurs, so I am...

Hi there

This answers with a titch more detail.
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 tech, 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.

And yes I have found all those things in a purge unit.
The offending item needs to be removed or the purge unit needs replacement.
Incidentally, the 6A00 error pertains to all Canon printers made in the last several years, its not just used in one model.

And it’s always a paper path error or purge unit.

The purge unit, called a spittoon assembly in an HP, Lexmark, and other inkjet 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 where you'll find the print head assembly parked on top of it.
It also has an electrical pump to milk the print heads and test for ink flow.

So clean all under where the heads are parked and on IP6600D models you can take out the heads just by clipping them out, and then clean well.

Also clean the purge unit out make sure all is clean.

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.
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pressing MenuCopy#
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A copy of the Canon i860 Service Manual is downloadable at:

The password to open the compressed PDF file is:

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hi i am a certified Canon tech for a repair shop on the east coast of the united states. by what u are describing the problem seem to be with the purge unit that it is not spining to release the carridge unit. this could be due to something stuck in the purge unit or in its gears. if you take the top cover off the machine on the right side is the purge unit towards the back of the unit is a white release that has to be pushed down inorder to move the carridge unit. once that is released you can look into the purge and check for things jammed in the gears or obstructing the up and down operation of the purge pad and the back and forth operation of the wiper assy. if everything looks normal the purge unit most likely is still at fault and can be purched for 30-40 dollars plus shipping.

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I'm afrade I don't know what you mean by "Clay Colour".

For a Canon, usually you have Black, Magenta, Cyan and Yellow and you MAY have Photo Magenta and Photo Cyan depending on the machine.

Print out a test page and tell me what colour is missing from that page (compair it to the one in your owners manual or the driver).

Usually a missing colour is caused by a clogged head. Use the cleaning function over and over (try at least five times). If still not working, either the head is very badly clogged, has gone bad, or the purge unit is not working. Please make sure you are using OEM ink cartridges, as I have seen refill ink cause this exact problem.'

Try soaking the bottom of the head in water overnight (not the entire head, just the bottom part). If this does not work, you will either have to replace the head or disassemble and clean the purge unit. I'd start by cleaning the purge unit since it's free. If you're not sure, call your local service provider. They can test it using a known good head but it's likely not a free service.

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