Question about Canon PIXMA MX700 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I had this error and a Canon engineer showed me how to deal with this.
Basically there is an "App Sensor" which is reporting the issue in my case the problem was with the "Purge unit".
(a) Left up the cover to reveal the ink cartridges
(b) Move the ink / print head to the left hand side
(c) Look to the right under the flap where the ink would sit when printer is powered off
(d) underneath there is something in white that is flat - this is called a wiper.
(e) push this wiper with your fingers - pushing in the direction toward the front of the printer - you may need to do this a few times.
(f) power off and then power on (using button on the front and NOT by pulling the power out of the back)
Hopefully error should go after you attempt this a few times!
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
I had this issue as well. i fixed it by moving the print cartridges to the far left, and on the far right there is a little white plastic tab that is spring loaded. i just puched this tab towards the front of the printer and realised it has jammed on me. after doing this i closed the lid and restarted the unit. worked straight away no more issues
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
We just bought this printer and got the same error message you all reported when we first turned it on - my boyfriend randomly managed to solve it by opening the front a rear paper draws, opening the scanner lid and the powering it up again, after various wiring and clunking noises it worked! Hope this helps some of you solve your problem too!
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
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...
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
Left in the printer there is an ink pad that is not sitting properly. Push it down and the white thing backwards. now it should be working good.
Posted on Apr 16, 2010
I tried Nighthaze's solution, and that solved it exactly. I started up the printer, waited till the error popped up, then carefully pushed the printhead to the side. I then took the end of a ball point pen (no, not the business end, the blunt, non-writing end), and pushed down the frame of the sponge on the right side of the printer. It dropped back into place. After I turned the printer off, then on again, it started up just fine.
Posted on Oct 06, 2010
I had the problem on a PM630 with error 6A80: I just solved the Problem, there was a part of a paper below the print head unit on the right side.
After removing the particle the printer was working properly.
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Best Solution posted on Sep 09, 2008
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
Its A tear down Boys There is a small white plastic guide behind the print head housing that is out of place.But you have to tear down to get to it. Takes about hour and stress level 9
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
I'm reparing printers. So, if you get this error after a paper jam, probably that paper was ripped inside, and one pice is stucked somewhere on a sensor. Usualy is the purge unit that clean up the print head, and it's located inside on the right side (printhead parking place).
Take a torch, lift up the scanner unit, with the unit ON, wait for the print head to come in the middle, move it to left to make more room, and check the right side, inside the unit.
Good luck !
Paul Enache - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
I also got this error, but there was no paper ripped inside. I had to completely disassemble the printer to find out that there was a problem with the vacuum device which is responsible for exhausting waste ink. It was only a little tube blocked with waste ink.
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
I had this error. I read all the previous solutions. My ink cartridge was not going all the way to the right. I found a torn piece of paper on the far right and a piece of tape that had not come all the way off the last ink cartridge I replaced. I think this error code comes up whenever the ink cartridge carrier gets jammed up on something.
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
6A80 is a purge unit error, the purge unit is the cleaning assembly on the right where the printhead parks when shut down. If you can move the carriage out of the corner, use a flashlight and see if there are paper scraps or the like keeping the purge assembly from moving freely.
Posted on Jan 03, 2011
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