Question about Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer
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(purge unit). The “L” shaped piece was moved forward out of its place. 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
I had the same problem on my IP3000, i took out the bottom paper tray and there was the tiniest bit of paper (a corner must have got torn off and found it's way in to my paper) just under the bottom most roller.
I'm surprised at how sensitive the printer is, so when you think paper jam, doesnt necessarily mean a full paper.
Posted on Aug 17, 2008
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.
When the paper jammed, did you pull the paper out?
A tiny bit of paper could have ripped of and might still be inside. If so, open it up and get it out.
The other reason is that your purge unit could have moved.
The purge unit 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. While wearing gloves, gentlely rock the purge unit back and forth. Close everything up and then try restarting the printer.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.
Posted on Apr 08, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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