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When I turn my canon ip4300 on I can hear the motor but the print head doesnt move forward. The lights blink 3 times. Then they stop and start over.

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Your printers head got stucked in the purge unit.If you have a little will, you can remove covers, untill you are able to see the head and purge unit, and then try to rotate the purge units gears to realese the head.But if this occured it may be posible that the purge is blocked because waste ink is all over... If does not help buy a new one, laser printer if possiblle

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When i switch on the canon ip4300 printer orange light flashing 5 times


5 flashes indicates a faulty printhead or possibly a problem with the p/head contacts. Try removing the head which is easier if you take the cartridges out first(no tools required) and re-seat it having checked the contacts for dirt.

If that doesn't work it may be that the waste ink tank is full. Try this ...


1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
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According to the service manual of the printer, the Error 6A00 is one of the Service Call Errors (by LED blinking in orange and green alternately 12 times.) The name of error is “AP position error [6A00]”. The sheet unit (QM2-1220) or Logic board ***’y (QM2-1520) may be faulty. And the replacement of the part is needed which is likely to be faulty.
It means that you have to waste money.
But you can try the solutions below:
Solution 1:
It looks like the print heads need to dip down into the small sponges underneath the white plate at the end of the start motions. Just move the print head carriage (white plate) back and forwards a few times.

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Solution 2:
Some where in the paper path a sensor is activated indicating paper jam so the printer will give off a 6A00 code. This may be 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. The offending item needs to be removed or the purge unit needs replacement.
Solution 3:
Press the ink pads down in the purge unit.
Solution 4:
After trying the solutions above to reset the error:
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.


I hope it helps.
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Probably your waste ink counter. Should be cleaned or replaced before resetting but usually you can get away with resetting once.
1. Start with printer OFF
2. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
3. Release RESUME
4. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
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