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Cannon PIXMA MP 780

My printer has a 6A00 error code. It sounds as if it normally does when it's preparing to print them stops. The ink cartridges are not moving, the paper doesn't feed through and scanning doesn't work either (it gets stuck in a loop scanning page after page without capturing the image). Have tried power down, can not see a paper jam anywhere and have cleaned the rod the ink cartridges slide on with no sucess. This is a well used and cared for printer that's relatively new. Any suggestions? I'm not afraid of tools I just need to know what I'm doing so I don't make a problem where there wasn't one.
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6A00 means the cleaning assembly on the right where the printhead parks is jammed. Usually just gummed up with old tacky ink. To clean it requires taking all the covers and scanner off of the top and removing the print engine to access the purge assembly. It can be washed in a sink but it's a messy job.

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Step by Step troubleshooting canon pixma MP800 error code 6A00
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