Cannon printer mp830
Well I will repeat this answer with a titch more detail.
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 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 its 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 replacement. A Pixma MP830 would still
be under Canon warranty, get it into a shop and save yourself the
Incidently, the 6A00 error pertains to all Canon printers
made in the last several years, its not just used in one model. And its
always a paper path error or purge unit.
I forget myself so here
goes, the purge unit, called a spittoon assembly in an HP, lexmark, and
other inkjet printers, is 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'll 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.
Follow Canon's suggestion, take it or send the unit UPS to the Authorized Repair Facility.
You will NOT be able to resolve the problem yourself.
I had the same problem on a brand new MP830. I brought it home, tried
to do the easy setup steps, and after I installed the ink cartridges,
the print head moved to the right (home) and then I received an error
saying that I needed to install the ink tanks (which I just did!).
After a restart, I was stuck in the 6A00 wilderness. After reading this
thread, I realized that the issue had to be the purge unit. On my
MP830, the purge unit is a white plastic assembly (on the right side of
the printer where the print head homes) that is spring loaded on rides
on a rail. I moved it back and forth (actually forward and back) about
5 times, closed everything up, and after a restart, all is well. Note
the the purge unit is NOT the print head!
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Feb 02, 2008 |
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