Pixma mp500 error code 6A00 what to do?
There are many reasons to get the 6A00 Error..
Check for few solutions i have found.
I think the 6A00 is a mechanism jam code.
Regarding Error code
6A00. I have a Canon Pixma iP5000. I got that code. No easy answers on
the net so I took it apart myself. The covers are all snap locked on.
It was a bit painful but I got the side and top covers off to reveal
the print head. There is a device that slides back n forth and acts
like a window cleaners squeegie on the printhead. This mechanism seemed
to be stuck at its full extention rather than being back at home base.
Every time I turned it on and off I could see it tried to move but
seemed to be stuck. I gave it a little assistance and that released it.
I think it had become blocked up with drying ink and that had acted
like a glue holding it out at full extension. The mechanism that drives
the sliding squeegie relies on a spring
for it to return. The
spring wasn't strong enough to over come the gluey ink and so the whole
thing jammed up which is probably what the code means - jammed
mechanism. If you are going to try it. Do not force any part of the
covers. There are little arrows in the plastic indicating where the
snap locks are, stick a flat head screw driver in to release. Trial and
error will release the right ones first. You'll release one part only
to find it hooked up at the next snap lock. Some are hidden under or on
opening covers so keep looking. The base seems to be securly attached
to the workings so don't try and get it off. Just top and sides. Ink is
water based so a damp rag is all you need to clean.
problum is a paper was stuck if you open the right side of the printer
where your memory card slot is.make shure that you have two screws in
your hand one is when you open the printer and one is by the computer
port, well you open that up and you will find a white thing that locks
where your ink goes, there should be a small little peace of paper there
And also make to use gloves there could be ink on that paper i had black ink allover my hands,
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. A Pixma MP830 would still
be under Canon warranty, get it into a shop and save yourself the
Incidently, the 6A00 error pertains to all Canon printers
made in the last several years, its not just used in one model. And its
always a paper path error or purge unit.
I forget myself so here
goes, 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 why you'll 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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May 13, 2011 |
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