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Brand new PIXMA MP520 just connected up. Having just installed the print head and the ink cartridges, now getting message when turn on the printer. >>> 6A80 Printer error has occurred. Turn off power then back on again. If problem persists, see the manual.

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Hi there,

I opened the printer, and pushed gently on the lever that holds/releases the print head, and this seemed to release whatever was stuck. After this the print head moved freely on turning on the printer/copier.

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

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