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Error 6A81 it always appear error 6A81, i already plug and unplug it...still the same thing:( what will i do?

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  • Nicolo Carlo Parazo Feb 06, 2012

    The error pertains to something blocking the mechanisms internally. If you have a flashlight inspect the insides by opening up the panels. You may have to use cotton buds or small brushes to get rid of dusts in the rollers and guides. Check for stuck paper or debris which may prevent the device from not working. After doing the said items, turn it off then on again to see if it solved the issue. You may have to open up the device for an even thorough check or cleaning.



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Print error 6A81 how can i find out wot to do

You did not say what type of printer it is, or if you have checked for a piece of paper stuck somewhere in the printer.

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"Canon Error Code 6A81 - Fixed! We recently came across error code 6A81 on our Canon Pixma MG5250 Printer (using PGI-525/CLI-526 range cartridges). The error could also occur on other printers in this range.
The error code is basically caused by an obstruction within the printer, usually a paper jam but could be any foreign body that has found its way into the printer (those with young children will understand!). The obstruction stops the carriage and print head from moving into the correct position when powering up the printer. The print head should come to rest at the right hand side of the carriage and position itself over the waste ink sponges. If the print head is unable to do so, it returns the '6A81' error message.
You can see from the picture, the position of the two waste ink sponges towards the right hand side. The sponges are spring loaded and move backwards and forwards when the printer initialisation occurs upon start up.
The problem in our case was caused by two pieces of torn paper. One at the far right of the printer which was simple to remove, but the other was stuck in a small opening behind the spring mechanism for the waste ink sponges. This was preventing the sponges from being moved freely and seated correctly, which in turn meant that the print head was unable to pass over them and come to rest in the correct position.
To remove the torn paper we turned off the power to the printer (to prevent any damage to the carriage mechanism) and used a pair of tweezers to carefully pull the offending article through the small gap. We missed this hidden piece of paper the first time we checked for obstructions so it's worth shining a torch in and having a good nose around!
Close your printer lid, power on the printer and et voila... Canon error code 6A81 is no more!"

Aug 15, 2018 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How can I fix an error msg #6A81 on the Pixma mg5320?

Error 6A81 is described here:
A printer error has occurred.
  1. Turn off the machine and unplug the power cord from the power supply.
  2. Plug the machine back in and turn the power on.
    NOTE- If you disconnect the power plug, all the faxes stored in the machine's memory are deleted.
If the above solution has not resolved your error, please contact your nearest Canon authorised service facility.

Feb 19, 2016 | Canon PIXMA Office Equipment & Supplies

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5220 quit. says "turn off and on"-no fix. Says "see manual"-no info. Shows "6A81 on top of screen. Error Code?

6A81 means the carriage is blocked by something. Start by checking the following image to verify there are no paper jams.

Reply back and let us know what you find.

Feb 19, 2015 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Error 6a81

Turn off power, remove power cord and wait 10 minutes, then reconnect power cord and turn unit on, if this does not work then advised to contact canon service centre

Apr 28, 2014 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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Printer code 6A81


Have you tried unplugging it and plugging it in again?

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