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Canon mp500 will not print and shows a 6A00 error. What is that?

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  • 23har May 10, 2010

    The answer I got is not helpful What does the error code 6A00 mean on me Canon Pikma MP500 mean. There does not appear to be any paper feed or j am problem. My carriage, which contains six ink cartridges, seems not to move automatically. If that is the problem how can I solve it.

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As an initial process to solve the problem I'd recommend you to blow inside the paper compartment with a vaccum and check for any foreign object manually also If there remove them. Secondly, move the printer cartridge manually for 3-4 times switch off your printer and restart. Most probably your printer will start working after doing this.

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Hello

This appears to be a paper jam or something that doesn't belong in the printer has gotten inside. Also make sure that the printer head carrier that goes left and right inside the printer is not jammed, also check the area that there is noting that doesn't belong there, or something loose going around inside the printer.

Here are my generic instructions for clearing a paperjam

  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
  3. Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
  4. Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
  5. If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
  6. If you find a piece of jammed paper, remove it by holding it with both hands and pulling firmly. The goal is to keep the paper from tearing. If several pieces are jammed together, try pulling out the middle piece first to loosen the jam.
  7. If the paper does tear, try rotating the roller gears manually to free the paper. Don't force anything, though. Do this step especially if the jam message comes up repeatedly without any obvious paper jam, there may be a small tear of paper inside.
  8. Ones the printer is free of paper Replace the toner or ink cartridge and paper trays, close any doors you opened and turn the printer back on.
  9. If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
  10. see alternative if the problem is still not solved.



alternative : Load a piece of thick paper, for example photo paper and press the resume button (may be diffrent button on diffrent models) a few times to the printer picks up the paper and puts it through the machine.

Try the Reset error trick:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Tyzx9bepPw



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If that doesn't help then you would have to start taking apart the machine to find the jammed paper and remove it, its not something a just anyone should do unless you have experience.

you may have to take the machine to a repairer to get the jammed paper bits out of the machine or the error cleared, if you don't see paper jammed in the machine it does not mean that there wouldn't be a paper jam somewhere in the unit along the paper path.

Posted on May 10, 2010

  • Ekse May 10, 2010

    The problem Is either a paper jam or a carriage jam, I told you to check the area for any foreign objects.

  • Ekse May 10, 2010

    did you attempt to do any of the instructions sent? make sure the carriage is not blocked by something that doesn't belong inside the printer, try turning the power off at the wall as suggested.




    carefully attempt to move it yourself.





    Try the reset method I posted as well - watch the video.

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Canon pixma all in one mp500 error code 6A00


6A00 is a problem with the sheet feed unit.
Manually move the print head left and right, and turn the printer on/off. I would also inspect the rollers for ANY debris... it can often be fixed by using "canned air" and blowing the interior out completely.

Apr 29, 2010 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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MP500 Canon Error Code 6A00


Hi there

This answers with a titch more detail.
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.


Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Mar 24, 2010 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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Pixma MP500 has a ERROR code 6A00 and the printer


Hi there

This answers with a titch more detail.
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.


Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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Canon Pixma MP500


Hello my friend, check if print head carriage has stuck and move the carriage a few times. You can also blew some compressed air around to clear any foreign objects.Also you can try moving the cartridge back and forth a few times and when you do that restart your printer .If still doesn't work you should take it to a repair shop.Good luck:)

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Error 6A00 mp500 canon


6A00 is a purge unit error, the station that cleans the printhead on the right hand side. Usually the wiper is jammed into the cleaning pads because of ink buildup. Water on a Q-tip can help clean that area or you may need a new purge assembly about $29.00

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6A00


Hi
Error 6A00
The 6A00 is a Canon generic code for paper path jam.

Solution 1:
Move the printhead carriage back and forth a few times.

Solution 2:
Check the purge unit: 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.

Solution 3:
Press the ink pads down in the purge unit.

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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Printer wil not print there is a err 6a00


Your A600 is a paper path error, usually related to the purge unit. Try checking the purge unit for paper stuck in it.
          To say in detail ERR 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.The offending item needs to be removed or the purge unit needs replacement.            The purge unit is a plastic assembly (on the right side of the printer where the print head homes) that is spring loaded on rides on a rail. move it back and forth about 5 times, close everything up, and restart. Note the the purge unit is NOT the print head! to be more specific: Take out all the ink cartridge, push the cartridge holder back and forth and clean the inside without taking it apart.
            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. here goes, the purge unit.

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Error 6a00 in my mp500 pixma


Hi
Error 6A00
The 6A00 is a Canon generic code for paper path jam.

Solution 1:
Move the printhead carriage back and forth a few times.

Solution 2:
Check the purge unit: 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.

Solution 3:
Press the ink pads down in the purge unit.

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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Canon Pixma MP500 error 5400


Please l have a problem with my printer whenever l want to Print an error code always comes up on the Screen ERROR CODE 6A00 what should l do

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Error 6A00


The 6A00 is a Canon generic code for paper path jam.

Solution 1:
Move the printhead carriage back and forth a few times.

Solution 2:
Check the purge unit: 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.

Solution 3:
Press the ink pads down in the purge unit.

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