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CANON MP830 PRINTER ERROR CODE 6A00

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  • rivera_nwb Oct 03, 2008

    error 6a00

  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    my printer 1 day was working fine i printed some papers then for some reason it showed up error code 6A00... i didnt no what to do!!! can u please help me i have an essay due oct. 24.. i need it tyed in b4 that date.

  • tbourus Oct 19, 2008

    I have a new Canon MP830 with error code 6A00. I need help!! Does anyone know a solution????

  • hbeckbari Nov 21, 2008

    My MP830 was working fine one day and the next printing job, the error message 6A00 came up. Unfortunately, my printer was purchased in May 2006 so is not under warranty. Is it cheaper to get this purge unit fixed or buy a new printer?

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6A00 is a purge unit fault, if you have have a years canon warrenty i would call them and get a engineer out to investergate the fault, If not strip machine and and see if the purge unit is moving back and forward. it could be that the carriage unit is stuck on the purge and the carriage unit cant move.

Hope this helps

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

  • feeldebones Oct 20, 2008

    The purge unit you will only buy from a canon dealer. depending where abouts you are. i have contacts within the uk that will do this job for you.

    hope this helps


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I HAVE A CANON MP 830 PRINTER AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I GET THE 6A00 ERROR CODE MESSAGE. PLEASE HELP !

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I have the Canon Pixma iP4000R printer. I had an error code of 6A00 and my power light was blinking/flashing green-orange-green-orange-green-orange-green-orange-green-orange-green-orange-green-orange-green-orange-green-orange-green-orange-green-orange-green-orange (12 oranges).

I tried the “waste ink counter reset reset” procedure: Power on while holding the stop/reset button and pushing the service button twice, then pushing the stop/rest button 4 times to clear the error, but that didn’t work.

My ink cartridge carrier wasn't moving-staying in the center. I thought I had a paper jam.

I looked at a few blogs about my error on other Canon Pixma models and they kept talking about “sponges”.

The following is what I discovered that cleared my error and now my printer is back to printing!

The “sponges” are 2 hard pieces of absorbing plastic or something of the like. I was looking for a softer material like the long thin gray foam strip material in my printer. The 2 "sponges" on my Pixma iP4000R were next to each other-one was rectangular and one was square-like. Originally they were white but the ink made them black/navy.

The "sponges" are located on the right under where the ink cartridge carrier "rests".

I didn't see the sponges at first, as there was a white backwards “L” shaped plastic piece that had a spring attached to it. The “L” shaped piece was moved forward out of its place (Purge Unit?). I used my pen tip and pushed that piece back and found that the rectangular "sponge" had popped out of its place.

I used a pen tip popped both “sponges” out and rinsed them with water and voila they were once again white. I think the rectangular one had so much ink on it it popped itself out of place.

My error is gone and I can print again!

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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Thank you! The printer was a year old on October 16... So, my question is, what is a purge unit and how do I find it? As you can tell, I don't know much about these things and just want them to work...

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

  • tbourus Oct 20, 2008

    Thank you again! I'm in Indiana U.S.--although I spend lots of time in London--so leave it to a Brit to come up with a solution that sounds like it just might work. Thank you so much... I'll keep trying based on your helpful suggestions!

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The problem apparently is related to the purge unit located at the far right side on where the printhead moves back and forth.
there appears to be three common problems that causes the error, which is related to a paper jam error. 1) If its a new printer or even an older one, there are two sponges that collect ink and two plastic wipers located in purge unit may be loose or missing. Check to see if its it there. If not, it may actually be stuck somewhere.
2) there may some paper stuck somewhere around the printhead and or the purge unit or
3) there is a build up of gooey ink on the purge unit.
, I turned off the printer & unplugged it, move the printhead to the left and used long Qtips with Windex to clean up the ink around the purge unit including a little white plastic spring-loaded lever. also dampen the sponges with Windex. If you do this be careful not to dislodge the sponge or wipers. If you do, you can alway stick the pieces back in. After cleaning it, and checking the sponges and wipers are seated correctly, plug the unit back in and hopefully it will work fine. hope this helps.dont forget to rate as fixyaa

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Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon MP830 error code 6A00

HI,

Please the pixma off and open the lid.Now manually slide the cartridge-tray to the left.

Use a piece of tissue to clean the base-pad where the heads are stored.See if it is stuck in a kind of upward position and look if the mechanism that moves the tray is released if not then touch it and it will be loose. Remove all ink residue, move the tray back to its most right position and close everything.

Let me know if you still get the same error.

Thank you

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

komguy
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SOURCE: I have a canon mp830 error code 6a00.

That error means the purge assembly is jammed. Check for paper caught in the right side where the printhead parks, if all clear you will need a new purge assembly. A shop repair for sure....

Posted on Dec 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Error Code 6A00, printer not working MP830

This error code means there's something blocking the movement of the cartridges carriage (print head carriage, the mechanism (that slides left-right) which carries the cartridges). Open the front panel door and try cleaning the mechanism, even a small piece of paper or hair can be the obstruction.

Don't forget to turn off and turn on your printer after you are done.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Jun 23, 2010

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SOURCE: error code 6A00

Error 6A00 has no specific cause and no specific solution/fix. Sometimes, it's cause by Paper Jam, sometimes Waste Ink Tank Full, sometimes Carriage Problem and still many more.

Simplest Trick: Open the front cover, pull the cartridges with the carriage and leave them somewhere on the passage, now close
the cover and turn off the printer, again turn it on. If it's not a fatal error, there'd be no more problem and no more error displays on the screen.

First try this, open the hood (front cover), after the cartridges moved towards the other end/side, look at the other side (the
side where the cartridges were sitting before it moved to the other side). You'll see the Waste Ink Tank Pads (sponge), remove
them and clean them (they should have been soaked with ink, so use a hand-glove). Remove the pads and squeaze or wash and dry them, after they are cleaned and dried, reinstall (re-seat) them. Now power on the printer and check again.

Secondly, (remove the cartridges before you begin) open the doors and look for paper jam or anything inside the passage and through the paper passage. Use a blower to blow all the dust and clear them out. Now turn off the printer and leave it for few minutes while you clean the cartridges, again switch on the printer, install the cartridges. Now see if it's still there or not.

Try turning the printer up-side down, shake it (do this while the machine is off) and again reboot it. Once again check the status.


Push in a photo paper (or similar thicker paper) into the sheet feeder, do this several times and again reboot the printer.


If the problem even after all these are done, let me know.

Good luck.

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