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Canon ip5200 Service Error 6A00

My Printer is locked up, when a printed doc is sent a SERVICE ERROR 6A00 pop's up. The green/orange light flashes 12 times.

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  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    I have the Error 6A00 problem on my Cannon MP830 printer.  The copy light and alarm light both flash and the window displays the error code.  Ink cartridges do not light up and the paper does not feed in.  This happened on a very humid day, if that has anything to do with it, but I am unable to resolve the problem.

  • louw780 Jul 04, 2008

    Canon Pixma IP5200 Printer: Green ligt is lashing, yellow light is flashing and when print job is send, "operator message is receive.

  • flo2 Jul 11, 2008

    Alarm & Copy button flashing with error code 6A00. Will not do anything. Locked up.



    I have turned off then on again to reset. I have disconnected from computer and reconnected. I have pushed reset button.

  • scad2k Jul 24, 2008

    Same problem. HELP!

  • Emgy Galopez Dec 03, 2008

    A600 and green and yellow light flashing.... on and off nothing works

  • Emgy Galopez Dec 03, 2008

    Exact the same problem with an IP5200

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This might have something to do with canon's absurd print cartridge limitation agreement.... where the print cartridge will only print for a certain limit and then locks

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