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Canon PIXMA MP450

My printer screen is showing an error code of 6500 and will not print.

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  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    I tried to turn it off and restart it but it still showed the same problem

  • eastla Aug 27, 2008

    my printer is showing error 6500

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    This happened after i accidentally sent a jammed paper through the printer. The heads might be scratched but I don't know



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I had the same problem and spoke to canon australia technician. Any 4 number code means it is a servicable error. 6500 code specifically says take to a service centre...
bugger....but thats what they told me...

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An Error Message Is Displayed On The LCD Canon PIXMA MP450 - title-bar.gif If an error message is displayed on the LCD, take the corresponding countermeasure described below.

There are no photos in memory card.
There are only invalid images on the memory card.
Photo data edited/processed on a computer should be printed from the computer, not from the camera.
There is no paper.
Reload the paper correctly and press [OK].
The paper is jammed.
If paper has jammed in the machine, clear the jam, reload the paper in the machine correctly and then press [OK].
Ink has run out.
Replace the FINE Cartridge, and close the Scanning Unit.
If printing is not finished yet, just press [OK] on the machine to continue printing in the "no ink" state.
Replace the FINE Cartridge with a new one as soon as possible after printing finishes. The machine may be damaged if printing is continued under the ink out condition.
The following ink cartridge cannot be recognized.
The FINE Cartridge may not be installed properly, or the Cartridge may not be the compatible with this machine. Install the appropriate FINE Cartridge. If lines are misaligned or the resulting output is not satisfactory, carry out the FINE Cartridge Alignment.
Some ink cartridges are not installed in place.
Confirm that the FINE Cartridges are installed in the appropriate positions.
The ink absorber is almost full. Press [OK] to continue printing. Contact the service center.
The ink absorber is almost full. Printing will no longer be possible once the ink absorber is full. Contact the service center immediately. Press [OK] to continue printing.
Incompatible device detected.
Depending on the model or brand of your device, you may have to select a print mode compliant with PictBridge before connecting the device.
You may also have to turn ON the device or select Play mode manually after connecting the device to the machine. Perform the necessary operations according to the instruction manual supplied with your device.
If the error is still unresolved, there is a possibility that you are using a digital camera or digital video camcorder that is not supported by this machine. Use a digital cameras or digital video camcorder compatible with this machine.
Auto head align has failed.
Make sure all required boxes on the head alignment sheet are filled in, and that the sheet is set in the correct position and orientation on the Platen Glass.
If the machine is connected to the computer, you can align the FINE Cartridge using the MP Driver. Follow the procedures described in the Printer Driver Guide.
The following ink may have run out.
This FINE Cartridge may have previously been used, or the ink may have run out. The function for detecting the remaining ink level will be disabled since the remaining ink level cannot be correctly detected. If you want to continue printing without this function, press [OK]. Canon recommends to use new genuine Canon Cartridges in order to obtain optimum qualities.
The following ink cartridge cannot be recognized.
The FINE Cartridge may not be the compatible with this machine. Install the appropriate FINE Cartridge. If lines are misaligned or the resulting output is not satisfactory, carry out the FINE Cartridge Alignment.
Printer error.
An error requiring servicing might have occurred. Turn OFF the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. After a while, plug the power cord of the machine back in and turn ON the machine. If the same error occurs, contact a Canon service representative.

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

  • Ali Kondwilkar Jun 08, 2008

    those are all the possible problems and solutions to th error message



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The Service Manual for the MP500, which is very close to the MP450, indicates that the error code of 6500 is a PCI buss error and this is a Service Error Code. Typically this is an internal error of one of the ASCI chips on the logic board and can only be repaired by replacing the logic board at the Canon Service Center.

If you want to take the time to try and repair it, you can take the unit apart and search for a loose connection, or unplug and replug all connections. Other than that, you can sell it for parts.

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The 6500 error code is a logic board error code. The PCI Bus error is detected by the ASCI. Sounds like it needs new logic board. but i suggest you to first of all you can try to reset your printer -

1. Turn the printer off with the Power button (if available).
2. Disconnect the data cable from the printer.
3. Unplug the printer's power cord for approximately 10 minutes, and then plug it back in.
4. Turn the printer back on. If this works you're done, if not try the next step.

1. After confirming that the printer is powered on, open the paper output tray.
2. Open the top cover and wait until the print head moves to the center.
3. Open the inner cover and check that ink tanks are properly seated.
4. Properly seated
5. Press down on each ink tank until a click is heard.
6. Close the inner cover and top cover

if reset method not works for you then you go for the new logic board replacement .

Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Have a good day.

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I can't even fax from the machine with error code 6500 showing. Thus, it isn't just a printing problem.

Error code 6500 on the MP830 is for a PCI bus error. The Canon service manual suggests the remedy is to replace the Logic Board. That wouldn't be cost effective if you could even get the spare part.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

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6500 mean hardware error.In most case error in logic board assembly.Sounds like you need a new printer.

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Hi, my canon pixma mp450 is not feeding the paper thru properly.

We had the same problem so we opened the screws up at the back, gave it a shake and suddenly a asweet wrapper appeared. We then put the screws back in and it started printing again! Good Luck!

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4. press button Resume/Cancel of 2 times, retaining POWER, after which you will let go all buttons.
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