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Little thing Thanks! I've found the little plastic bit which has come off, but I don't know where it goes. I'll try myself

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In the pictures that I sent you, you can see how it fits. It acts like a lever.
Look at the pictures closely and you'll see it sticking out a bit. Once again in the pictures where I have it circled. Can you see where I'm talking about?? It just clips/snaps on so when the lid closes, it pushes on the switch to close the circuit which then cancels that annoying message........
Let me know......I'm feeling better so if I have to take the printer apart and take one more picture, I can do that for you so you can see exactly where it goes...........

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I have a Canon MX410 that scans, faxes, prints & copies. I need to know what to do to clear the fax memory. Thanks!

It's under printer options, format memory. You'll probably have to play with it a little because they like to hide the format option so you don't do it accidentally. Good luck! Please leave me a good rating, thanks! :)

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Printer jams up, no matter how much paper is in it. It pulls toward the right side. I haven't used it in quite awhile. I need it to work. What can I do?

Hah, yeah I remember having that too when I first got my printer and I thought my printer was broken but it's actually something really simple. Right next to the slot where the paper goes in there's a little thing that you can move. Try moving it so it just touches the side of the paper. It's basically indended for if you want to use different formats of paper but the standard size isn't set to A4.
I hope I explained that clearly enough, if you don't know what exactly I mean let me know and I'll try explaining it better.

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Pixma mp500 error code 6A00 what to do?

Hi there,

There are many reasons to get the 6A00 Error..

Check for few solutions i have found.

Solution 1

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.

Solution 2

the 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,

Solution 3

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 hassel.
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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My c543dn insists that the cyan cartrige is missing but its not- any help here ?

These would be my recommendations, based on problems I've had with a similar printer:

1) Open the printer and pull the cyan cartridge back out.

2) Check the bottom of the cartridge to make sure there aren't any scraps of plastic or other material that might be preventing the printer from recognizing it.

3) Check inside the ink well (where the cartridge goes) to make sure nothing's stuck down in there that might be preventing the connection. Be careful and use a flashlight so that you don't accidentally break anything else (I've done that before).

4) If all of that is clear, re-insert the ink cartridge and push down (not too hard, but firmly) until it clicks into place.

5) If none of that works, the leads on the cartridge might have been damaged, or it might just be defective. You'll probably need a replacement toner cartridge at that point.

Hope that helps!

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My CP510 printer is only printing half the image

My canon cp510 photo printer printed only half of the photo (only the left part if you look to printer whith papercartridge towards you)
I repaired:
Put cp510 upside down
Open box by 4 little screws philips and three bigger. turn upside again and wathc out for little screws
Get off the plastic box, topside, and i found:
(when you have the printer like "normal"i mean with entrance for paper cartridge towards yourselves )
I find from left to right a metal axle of about 5 mm diameter. on right end i found a white plastic thing whcih puts down the printing head/ink foil casette. It was broken arond the axle, it was torn due to pressing so often., I suppose.
Dutch official Canon repair shop said i could not get a spare one as they could not order spare parts, they expected.
Anyway. i reparied it myself with super glue:
To get iron axle free, in order to get broken plastic "pusher" off, I first unscrewed to bigger screws in the metal plate on left side and also the very litltle screw on front side (on/off switch. This all to give space to axle when i want to lift it up on right side.
I got off also bottom plastic house, then you keep iron house , on right corner on front side the metal side is screwed to a metal bar with a very little phillips screw (1,8 mm screwdriver). It is very fixed, so you have to push very well on screwdriver, and i got screw free. then i pulled teh right wall on topside a bit so that i could just get out teh iron axle from that right side wall an lifted it up and pulled off plastic broken/teared part.
With thin paper i cleaned the tear (from any fat/oil form machine) and put some superglue on it, put it back on axle and i had allready some little clamps ready to pressure on plastic part.
Please note the axle is not round at the end, but there is a space to be able to push the plastic part down. So look well that you put plastic part on axle back in some position.
Of course you can make photo's during repair in order not to forget how it was together..
The immediately. put presses or clamps on teh plastic for the necessary pressure (I used little, but strong clothes pins ).
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If you are a bit adventurous and a bit patient, you perhaps can fix this yourself, and not require any disassembling. It worked for me on a similar 'carousel' unit... hp2550L.

For extra info, check this post out. http://www . fixyourownprinter . com/forums/laser/40284 (remove spaces)

If you look closely at the spot where a toner cartridge slips into a slot of sorts, you might see left side aligned and right side just a little off of 'good alignment' for that slot. What I did is to pull on the top of the black-plastic gear. Pull it toward the center of the printer.

There is a small, white gear at the very top of the black gear (not easy to see at first). By this pulling and bending of the black-plastic gear, you can get the gear teeth free of the white gear --- for just a moment. Just enough for the gear teeth to free-up and find their proper place. It doesn't take much.

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