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Error cannon pixma mp520

Hello, I've got a problem, I've got an error, I've got a cannon pixma mp520 printer. and the error says, 6a80. Do you know what the eroor is?

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Turned it on, off many times as instructions suggest,
etc no dice. Reinstalled software, did everything including giving it a few taps.I was very seriously ready to buy a new one and trash this one, even checking flyers. I read where so my are having this same problem.
In my anger I started pushing all the buttons randomly and suddenly the green light stayed on.
Voila the crazy thing works fine again. Must have reset the glych somehow ?(I have no idea how)
Give it a try before giving up, who knows!!

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

  • collectin37 Feb 19, 2010

    What worked for me (finally) was randomly pushing all the buttons, all at once- who knows it may work for you too! Nothing else would! I was really to trash it.

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