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Error 6A00 on MP500

HELP, turned off and on, unplugged, what can I try?

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  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

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  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    Canon MP500 Error 6A00

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I think the 6A00 is a mechanism jam code.

Regarding Error code 6A00. I have a Canon Pixma iP5000. I got that code. No easy answers on the net so I took it apart myself. The covers are all snap locked on. It was a bit painful but I got the side and top covers off to reveal the print head. There is a device that slides back n forth and acts like a window cleaners squeegie on the printhead. This mechanism seemed to be stuck at its full extention rather than being back at home base. Every time I turned it on and off I could see it tried to move but seemed to be stuck. I gave it a little assistance and that released it. I think it had become blocked up with drying ink and that had acted like a glue holding it out at full extension. The mechanism that drives the sliding squeegie relies on a spring
for it to return. The spring wasn't strong enough to over come the gluey ink and so the whole thing jammed up which is probably what the code means - jammed mechanism. If you are going to try it. Do not force any part of the covers. There are little arrows in the plastic indicating where the snap locks are, stick a flat head screw driver in to release. Trial and error will release the right ones first. You'll release one part only to find it hooked up at the next snap lock. Some are hidden under or on opening covers so keep looking. The base seems to be securly attached to the workings so don't try and get it off. Just top and sides. Ink is water based so a damp rag is all you need to clean.

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I fixed my printer what the problum is a paper was stuck if you open the right side of the printer where your memory card slot is.make shure that you have two screws in your hand one is when you open the printer and one is by the computer port, well you open that up and you will find a white thing that locks where your ink goes, there shuld be a small little peace of paper there
And also make to use gloves there culd be ink on that paper i had black ink allover my hands,
if you have any questions email me at wilkbrad@techie.com and if you need to aim please email me first thanks and i hope that helps alot o and make shure to put everything back on. see how it works it worked for me

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Solution 2:
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Hi
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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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Solution 1:
Move the printhead carriage back and forth a few times.

Solution 2:
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Solution 3:
Press the ink pads down in the purge unit.

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