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MP640 showing a 6C10 error persists. Tried everything I read on your website but none worked.

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  • First do printer off
  • Press and hold resume Button & click Power button. By doing this green led should be on
  • While holding the Power button,release the Resume Button
  • Without releasing the Power Button, click Resume button for 2 times and then release both Buttons.
  • Now Click Resume for 4 times then soon click Power button,to confirm the selected action reset counter absorber
  • At the end turn off the printer and turn on again

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

  • mansfielddeb May 26, 2011

    hi. I have been on the net for 4 hours researching this problem and trying everything that was suggested (and having it not working).
    Finally my partner came in and told me to pull the power cord - while my mac and printer were both on and connected - out from the back on the printer.
    I then waited a minute. Put the power cord back into the printer and now it's printing fine.
    Go figure.

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    this is modern magic! THX!


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6c10 error means the purge unit is blocked or broken,open the scanner and the purge unit is on the rigth.Largely you need to replace the purge unit,that is write in the service manual.If i have been useful please give me a vote.

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Error 6c10 is ink absorber problem.You need to reset Printer Canon ink absorber. Follow the steps given below
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  • Press and hold resume Button (triangle in the circle) and click "Power" button. Green led should be on
  • While holding the Power button, release the Resume Button.
  • Without releasing the Power Button, click "Resume" button for two times and release Both Buttons.
  • Click "Resume" for four times then soon click "Power" button, to confirm the selected action (reset counter absorber).
  • Turn off the printer and turn on again
Error will be removed

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