Canon PIXMA - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support


Hope this helps
With thanks to a canon tech 
Ok Well again I will repeat this answer with a titch more detail.
The 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 hassel. 
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.

Procedure to reset Printer canon MP145 and Canon MP160 with Error Code Message for Printer Canon MP145 and Canon MP160, you can find error code message the end of this post:
1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button.
2) When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
4) When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.
The number of the Reset
button pressing
LED Function Remarks
0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print
2 times Green EEPROM print
3 times Orange EEPROM reset
4 times Green Waste ink counter reset
5) Unplug cable power. (for MP145 / MP150)
6) Turn Off Power. (for MP160)
Error Code :
E2-2 = No paper (ASF)
E3-3 = Paper jam
E4 = No ink
E5-5 = The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed, or the ink cartridges are not installed properly
E8 = Waste ink absorber full, or platen waste ink absorber full
E9 = The connected digital camera / video camera does not support Camera Direct Printing
E14 = The Ink cartridges whose destination are wrong
E15 = Ink cartridge is not installed E16 - Ink remaining is unknown
E16 -E19 = Failed to scan head alignment sheet
E22 = Carriage error
E23 = Paper feed error
E24 = Purge unit error
E25 = ASF(cam) sensor error
E26 = Internal temperature rise error
E27 = Waste ink absorber full or platen waste ink absorber full
E28 = Ink cartridge temperature rise error -
E29 = EEPROM error
E33 = Paper feed position error
E35 15 = USB Host VBUD overcurrent error - USB
E37 17 = Abnormal motor driver error
E40 20 = Other hardware error
E42 22 = Scanner error

Canon PIXMA... | Answered 2 days ago


Issues or errors within the operating system might also cause printer offline issue. Users having offline printer issue are advised to clean the registry of the system, check integrity of the system files and also remove any malware infections using an updated antivirus program. Users must also stop the printer service active on the system and restart it as the issue might be because of errors. Removing the errors from the system would get the printer working without issues.

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Mar 19, 2020


Try to press down on the sponge to get it to work again. It may be a waste toner issue, which generally is repaired at an authorized service center for canon by contacting 1-800-OK CANON or logging on to canonusa.com.

Good luck on this.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Mar 19, 2020


You can download the Canon printer drivers from their support WEB site. Please click on this link and select your model printer to download : - http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=DownloadIndexAct

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Mar 13, 2020


I know a website which is Committed to custom USB. http://www.customusbdisk.com/ Please open this and look for the products which you like.

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Mar 11, 2020


This company can assist you, check out their WEB site.
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Canon Pixma... | Answered on Mar 04, 2020


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Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Feb 28, 2020


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Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Feb 19, 2020


What is error code 5100 on the MP460? - Canon Community

community.usa.canon.com/t5/Personal.../What...code-5100.../103212
Jul 7, 2014 - Please remove foreign objects so that the print head holder can move: ... closet and hooked it up this morning, I was getting the 5100 message.

How to resolve error 5100 on an MX452 / MX459 - Canon

https://support.usa.canon.com/kb/index?page=content&id...
There are several reasons for error 5100 to appear. ... If the above recommendations donot help you resolve the error, the printer will need to be repaired.

How To Fix Canon Printer Error 5100 - YouTube

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJQVwwRxPv4
Mar 14, 2013 - Uploaded by ITJungles
Learn how to fix the Canon printer error 5100, and have your printer running again. ... Reset error Canon ...

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Jan 31, 2020


First, make sure that a yellow tab was removed from cartridge when installing new ink. Usually that is the case. It is easy to remove printhead, see instructions in video:

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Jan 30, 2020


This is an ink overuse error. It may read 5B00 and not 5800.
No real easy fix as far as I know but this video might help. Good luck! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0waX_GF-h7U
This video might help

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Jan 27, 2020


Hi, Try this: Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer. Then, unplug the USB from the back of the printer. After a minute, plug the power cord back in. Let the printer boot up for a minute. Then plug the USB in again. Let the USB get connected. If you don't see any errors and you setup your printer, then that should have reset the "other operation".
Thanks for using FixYa.

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Jan 24, 2020


I had the same problem with my MX340. I called canon and it turns out that something have falling in the paper tray. tilt it to the back and stick your finger in there and try to move the rollers or shake and tap it a little till it falls out. I had a little nail in there. it's working find now.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Jan 23, 2020


To download the latest drivers, please click the following link:

Canon PIXMA MP160 drivers

Canon PIXMA MP180 drivers

After clicking, please select your OS and proceed to download.

Thank You and please rate the solution.

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Jan 23, 2020


You need to buy the ink with the new chip installed, or buy a resetter. The only way to print now is with a new cartridge either Canon, or with a new chip.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Jan 22, 2020

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