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PIXMA MP830 All In One machine will not operate error code 6A00

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Move the print head and look for paper jam somewhere
code6A00 means that there is a piece of paper stuck inside

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The problem apparently is related to the purge unit located at the far right side on where the printhead moves back and forth.

Based on the canon website, there appears to be three common problems that causes the error, which is related to a paper jam error.
1) If its a new printer or even an older one, there are two sponges that collect ink and two plastic wipers located in purge unit may be loose or missing. Check to see if its it there. If not, it may actually be stuck somewhere.
2) there may some paper stuck somewhere around the printhead and or the purge unit
3) there is a build up of gooey ink on the purge unit.

The gooey ink is most often the problem. turn off the printer & unplug it, move the printhead to the left and used long Qtips with Windex to clean up the ink around the purge unit including a little white plastic spring-loaded lever. Also dampen the sponges with Windex. If you do this be careful not to dislodge the sponge or wipers. If you do, you can alway stick the pieces back in. After cleaning it, and checking the sponges and wipers are seated correctly, plug the unit back in. Problem solved!

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Hi-

Error indicates a paper path jam, to save time what i can suggest is to call your manufacturer is under warranty, if not try turning it off and check for obstructions and damage parts inside the printer itself, if you can you can remove the printhead as well to check on some loose parts under the printhead. Or might as well send it for repair.

this error actually produces cranking sounds as if something is preventing the printhead to move, try reseating cartridges and checking for cartridge door if it snaps it when pressing down cartridge cover...

hope this helps

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The 6A00 is a Canon generic code for paper jam.

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Try to remove the cartridge & unplug the printer for a while, and also reboot your PC.

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There is a problem with the carriage lift mechanism.
Probalbe causes
1.PR Lift shaft assembly
2.Sheet Feed Unit
3.Logic Board

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Do you have a led error code or error on the lcd display ?

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