Question about Canon MP970 Photo All-In-One InkJet Printer
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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.
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All The Best: Pineworks
Posted on Feb 24, 2010
6A00 is strictly a purge unit error. It has nothing to do with the paper path. The purge unit is a mechanical pump and not electrical. On many models the tubes inside the pump come loose and stop the pump from operating. Paper scraps can jam the purge unit, but sticky old ink on the guides can stop the squeegee from returning out of the way and the purge caps will jam into them.
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The following ink may have run out. Replacing the ink tank is recommended. U041 Print head is not installed.Install the print head.U051 / The type of print head is incorrect.Install the correct print head.U052 Some ink tanks are not installed in place. U072 / More than one ink tank of the following color is installed. U071 The remaining level of the following ink cannot be correctly detected. Replace the ink tank. U130 The following ink tank cannot be recognized. U043 U140 U150 The following ink has run out. Replace the ink tank. U163 There are no photos in memory card Contact the support center or service center for ink absorber replacement. Press OK to continue printing Ink absorber full. Service required Timeout error has occurred The device may be incompatible. Remove the device and check the manual supplied with the connected device An unsupported USB hub is connected. Remove the hub. B200Printer error has occurred. See the manual **** Printer error has occurred. Turn off power then back on again. If problem persists, see the manual
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