doucareasked Sep 14, 2009 at 2:55pm
canon MX700 6A80 error, head locked
LED 12 cycles.
it was stuck with error code 5000 during deep cleaning, and then after power off/on, it gives 6A80 code.
the head won't move at all. even after power off, i can't slide it at all.
it looks like there is a locking mechanism that got stuck on the head block.
is there a way to unlock the locking mechanism using factory or service mode?
i read some threads about purge pads being stuck. but i can't really see it with the printer head parked all the way to the right.
do i have to open the printer to solve the issue? it looks like a heck of a work to disassemble it.
if disassemble is the only way, disassemble guide will be of great help.
any help will be appreciated.
any help would be usefull
I finally manage to disasemble that thing, too many clips, not enough screws. It is time to make understand to manufacturer that the time of throwing everything is terminated. Now they need to manufacture product that are repairable for a fair price.
Took me one hour to take it apart, broke 2 clips (only inside the cosmetic stuff) and just rebuild the printer but left the cosmetics out(left side and right site)takes too much time for next problem.
Now it is working fine, it looks for me that something wrong came up at the time the head came back in place, once everything was apart I was able to pull the head away, cleaned up everythinks (ink pads etc...) and rebuild it. Then prayed that it started and work, as it is not possible to test the printer without rebuilding it, top and side cable are too short from scanner and panel commands to test not in place.
The only problem I have (at the moment) is I can't clear the 6A80 error. Does that error mean the "head is locked"? I can't get that far, any help would be appreciated Thanks, Wendy
as what I can recall when pulling mine apart there is a little piece that blocks the head or does not come back in place on the back right of the head and it is not possible to see it without pulling that printer apart, and it is not an easy task (and it was not my first, I am pulling my printers apart for 20 years now).
It is worth to take it apart to understand what happened and make a good cleaning of all part, did a complete cleaning and new grease applied of the slide bar of the head, cleaned the pads, tha heads etc...
Now we do not have any problems anymore
Cut a 3-5cm wide stripe from a sheet of overhead-foil (90um thickness), move it below the print head, and move it to the front and upwards, to the back and upwards. Remove the foil. After switching the printer on - it will work as before and be able to move the head. No need to disassemble the whole MX700!
I have a canon ip 4700, when i switch it on it makes some noise thus for something moving inside, then immediately flashes power on(green) paper feed(amber) in sequence i tried to move the print head its moving, then i tried to perform the reset the problem still persists, checked for anything that may be blocking the paper there is nothing that left me with no other operation to think of and when i send a print job it gives error 6A80.
I think I pressed/ slightly moved a white piece of plastic, which I guess was the sensor.
After this, the printer worked fine!
Solution to my problem -
(1) Turn the printer off.
(2) On the right at the end of the printer path is a white, square piece of plastic with 2 small pieces of colorless plastic sticking upright (on the back side you should see a spring attached to the plastic piece). Gently place your finger on that plastic plate and try to slide it to the front of the printer until it dissapears from your sight (you should hear a click).
(3) On the left side (where the printerhead is stuck), grab the printer head and slide it to the middle. Leave it there.
(4) Press the power button
Everybody try this first since it is so simple!
after desperately trying to move the printer head I tried the thing with the foil. It didn't work out right away but finally I managed to solve the problem, printer is working again.
I think it is important to mention that the piece of foil has to be long enough to reach the very end!!! Mine was a little bit too short at first so I only got inky fingers but couldn't fix my Canon. With a very long piece it worked right away.
Glad that I didn't have to replace this printer--I really like it!
Thanks for the suggestions online!
I googled this morning and came to this site ! Wowww it work with a piece of Photopaper 3 cm wide and 20cm long. Moved it from left to right and YESSSSS my printer is working again. Thanks for the brilliant advice !!!!
Youtube Canon Pixma Error A680
Fixing it takes 2 seconds, so you just wasted your own money. If it's stuck, than unstick it, there's always a way: that is what this forum is for.
now works fine
Cleaned the inside as best I could, still nothing.
Can any one help?
SOLUTION: I took a paring knife and slid it under the front (facing forward) part of the printer head (as far as I could go) and moved it underneath all the way to the back of the printer head and out. I turned the printer back on and YIPPEE! Error message gone.
It got our printer back up and working. We had to use a paper clip instead of foil because we didn't have any around, but it did the trick.
I bought a canon pixma 7240 but on my first use I turn it on and the power lamp and error lamp blink alternatively the print head is stuck not moving please help I can't even put the cartridges. My email [email protected] phone number 0719013770.
Also the fax does not work but I don't use it enough to care.
And the "in/use" memory light blinks constantly. All attempts to reset it have failed.
The printer has been disassembled and inspected but I don't really know what to look for.