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Error 6A00 and my printer not printing

I have a Pixma ip3000 in use for the last 18months and it has worked perfectly. However it is now not printing and I am receiving a service error message 6A00. It displays one green light pulse followed by an amber pulse and will not print anything. I have uninstalled it and then re-installed it, disconnected the power and reconnected it, but all to no avail. I have tried all the recommended steps I have lost my manual so do not know what the error means and cannot proceed any further Can anyone please help me? Geetee

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  • kedis Nov 09, 2007

    just refilled all ink cattridges then printer refuses to move. error 6A00 keeps appearing.

    I have reset a couple of times but no result.

    what can i do.

  • ursam Nov 13, 2007

    my printer showing error 6A00

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    I had the same error message resulting from a paper jam. I opened it up and pulled the ink carriage left and found a little wad of paper all crammed in the corner... after i removed it all was well!!

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    ornge light flashes 12 times with green

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    I have a Pixma ip3000 in use for the last 18-20 months and it has worked perfectly. Few days back a paper got jamed,after taking it out it starting showing this error message 6A00.However it is now not printing and giving fade colours.The black colour is totally gone. I have uninstalled it and then re-installed it, disconnected the power and reconnected it, but all to no avail.



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  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    green and amber light flashing. service error 6A00. disconnected printer, unplugged power and went through all the motions of setting up again but still service error 6A00 message appeares.


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AP position error [6A00] - Sheet feed unit (QM2-1220) - Logic board ass'y (QM2-1548)*1 Don't know it means but the service manual says the above

Posted on Jul 21, 2007

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Have you tried with new cartridge, assuming cartridge doesn't have problem== Open front plane of the printer on the left hand side you will see the white strip which is causing assy to stuck.. try it arun

Posted on Jul 21, 2007

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Printer will not print code 6A00 pops up waht do i do

6A00 is a problem with the sheet feed unit.
Follow Canon's suggestion, take it or send the unit UPS to the Authorized Repair Facility.

Hello, I have an canon 3000 printer, and I keep getting a service error 6A00. I've turned the printer on and off. We've also unplugged everything, but it still does it. Do you know the problem?

AP position error [6A00]

Solution (Replacement of listed parts, which are likely
to be faulty):
- Sheet feed unit (QM2-1220)
- Logic board ***'y (QM2-1520)

Cannon ip3000. light flashing green/orange and service error 6A00 coming up. What's wrong?

6A00 means the purge unit is stuck, it's the unit on the right that cleans the printhead. If you can see on the right, look for any paper scraps or things that don't belong. Otherwise it's a shop repair.

Service error 6A00

It looks like the print carriage was stuck. Turn on off the printer, manually move the ink cartridge back and forth a few times, look underneath for dirt or small piece of paper (usually happens when you have jammed paper) or use a blower to clean any foreign objects.

Cannon Pixma IP3000

Hi there,

Error 6A00 is a printer sheet feed unit error.
You need to send into repair in any canon autorized service center.

Just let me know if you need further assistant



Error 6A00

6A00 is AP position error. Check sheet feed unit.In worst case the logic board assembly is defective.

6A00 Service Error

Service error 6A00.
Cancel printing and turn the printer off and then back on
If this doesn’t clear the error, see the printer manual for more detail.

Canon mp530 getting error message 6a00

HI Guys 6A00 error usually cant't be fixed according to the service centre, I was lucky and actually bought an extended warranty, the service centre said that the MP530 are a good printer and worth fixing as they don't see many at all compared to other models and other brands. There was a broken piece of hardware that something to do with the print carriage. cheers vailey

Canon Computer Pixma printer ip3000

Error 6A00
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.

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks
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