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Getting a 6C10 error constantly and I am unable to use me printer (Canon MP640). What shoul I do?

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First thing try removing the paper out of the top tray and put it down to the bottom tray only. When its opened it might work (even if no red lights and not aligning to the middle) if you just manually push it side to side over and over again so it can get the back rail lubricated and start to move on its own. Try turning the printer off and on with the whole head open when you can see the ink cartridges. If that doesnt work alone try pushing it back and forth to lubricate the rail in the back and re- turn it on and off again with it open

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My printer MP640 got message as 6C10 , i had follow the instuction in you solution but they do'nt work , do you got other way . Thanks

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Error 6c10 is ink absorber problem.You need to reset Printer Canon ink absorber. Follow the steps given below
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  • Without releasing the Power Button, click "Resume" button for two times and release Both Buttons.
  • Click "Resume" for four times then soon click "Power" button, to confirm the selected action (reset counter absorber).
  • Turn off the printer and turn on again
Error will be removed

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