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PRINTER ERROR CODE 6A00

Hello i have a problem with my printer it indicates error code 6A00

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  • ion_ditoiu Jul 13, 2008

    The printer would not start printing. Instead, the power light and alarm light are flashing alternately. I tried to torn the printer off, then unplug it, then plug it back and turn it on, but the problem persist.

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    still have this problem ERROR CODE 6A00

  • antbar Aug 12, 2008

    I had an ink spillage and in the process of cleaning this up I removed the ink cartridges and soaked up the excess ink with tissue . It was not the right thing to do it seems.When I switched on I had error notice 6A00 on the screen. I have tried switching off and on to no effect.

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Hi
Good Luck
The 6A00 is a Canon generic code for paper path jam.

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.

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All The Best: Pineworks

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Hello thank you for using FixYa.

The 6A00 is a Canon generic code for paper path jam.Some where in the paper path a sensor is activated indicating paper jam so the printer will give off a 6A00 code.As a Canon technology,I usually find the code almost 90% of the time it is related to the purge unit being jammed with something and not being able to move.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 etc.
I have found all those things in a purge unit.The offending item needs to be removed or the purge unit needs replacement.A
Canon Pixma MX850 Printer would still be under Canon warranty, get it into a shop and save yourself the hassel.
Incidentally, the 6A00 error pertains to all Canon printers made in the last several years, its not just used in one model & its always a paper path error or purge unit
I forget myself so here goes, the purge unit,called a spittoon assembly,where the print head assembly parks when not in use, also its other job is to clean and make sure the print head is clean and open for printing.That is why you will find the print head assembly parked on top of it. It also has a an electrical pump to milk the print heads and test for ink flow
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The 6A00 is a Canon generic code for paper path jam. Somewhere in the paper path a sensor is activated indicating paper jam so the printer will give off a 6A00 code. As a Canon tech, I usually find the code, almost 90% of the time, is related to the purge unit being jammed with something and not being able to move. Moving the print head assembly will not clear a purge unit if it is jammed with paper, paper clips, push pins, screws, cookie crisp, flower bud pods or the like. And yes I have found all those things in a purge unit. The offending item needs to be removed or the purge unit needs Incidentally, the 6A00 error pertains to all Canon printers made in the last several years; it is not just used in one model. And it is always a paper path error or purge unit.
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Hi,
The 6A00 is a Canon code for paper path jam. In the paper path a sensor is activated indicating paper jam so the printer will give off a 6A00 .
The purge unit is stuck and not able to move freely .Move the purge unit back and forth for around 10 times and then restart printer ,it should work fine .
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