Question about Canon Pixma MP450 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I tried to print something on my printer today...it said there was a paper jam... I throughly checked it out and there was no paper jam. It is now giving me error code 6000 and the Alarm light flashes. Any ideas on how to fix? I've tried turning off and back on as well as unplugging.
Sounds like driver related problem to me, try re install your driver by CD, or just download this Driver Update Software for XP Vista 7 8, and update the driver. Have a nice day
Posted on Jan 07, 2015
I have been driving myself crazy with this same problem MP470 Error 6000 to no avail cleaned the machine to the extreme...no paper inside. Followed solution #9 but still in error. Used these reset instructions and now feel like the smartest person on earth. With the power off, press the reset button (red) and hold while pressing the green power button. Release the red reset but continue to hold the green power button. While still holding the green power button, press the red reset button twice and then release both green and red together. Now press the red reset 4times. Power off and you should clear the blinking orange. Hope this helps someone else. Now I need to go clean this ink off my fingers!!!
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
I had the same problem - error 6000 on my Canon MP810.
I read how everybody checked the back and turned it upside down and shook it, so I did it, too. Then I reopened the front and saw a little piece of something, so I carefully tugged and out pulled a piece of cloth! Problem solved!
Posted on May 20, 2009
Had same problem Error code 6000 on PIXMA MP450 to solve this issue I lift the lid and rolled the wheel on the right hand side (plastic with black rubber drive belt) connected to stainless steel shaft. This wheel should be able to roll in both directions for 10 full turns with no obsruction. If the wheel stops there is something jamming the drive motor giving error 6000. I fixed by rolling the wheel back and forth and finally the obstruction was free. Printer was left fully function hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
Had the same error message with Pixma MP560 (tried to coulor copy)
Turned off and on - no success
Turned off opned the printer
-> everythiong works fine
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
After the third separate occasion of trying to fix the problem, and cursing my Canon Pixma 450 for inventing a paper jam, I realized ... there WAS a paper jam!
A tiny piece of paper had lodged itself behind a piece of plastic and was so hidden I didn't even notice it till I took the printer off the shelf and inspected it from multiple angles under full light.
After about 10 minutes or so with a tweezer, I was able to pull the piece out and I'm back in business.
Be sure to lift up the lid of the printer and get a good look in there. Good luck!
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
Same problem here with MP800. After reading through sugestions on this support side I open printer up and found a tiny piece of rubber inside paper feeding mechanism. Printer working fine again now and saved me for a trip to the junk yard ;-)
Thanks a lot for this net-page
Posted on Aug 30, 2008
The reason for the mistake is a loose belt that no longer connects the motor with the paper feeder.
Three steps solve this:
- Remove the left side cover of the printer
- To do this for the MP 520 you need to remove the little gray front left cover first, then the four screws at the back, and then the left side cover (this is complicated as you need to undo 7 craws on the left hand side all marked by little arrows and spread out all over the printer)
- just put the belt on, it's easy to see
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
Same problem with my MP210. I did a live chat with tech support to no avail. Before calling a repair person, I checked here and read about all the little things that can get jammed inside. I got my flashlight and aimed it in every little corner. Voila! I discovered the corner of a candy wrapper sticking out from the feed and pulled it out with a pair of tweezers. Now it's good as new. I suggest a thorough going over with a flashlight into every crevice before calling for repairs. Another suggestion: Keep anything and everthing away from your printer tray and feeder opening, including candy wrappers!
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
Thanks to everyone who posted here! I was having the same issue with my MP600 and reading these posts provoked me to sit down on the floor with my printer for a full examination. The solution to my problem turned out to be a non-inflated balloon jamed under the paper feed holders inside the machine. No "paper jam", but rather a "balloon jam".
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
No paper jam warning just code 6000. Turned upside down, shook, dusted, vacuumed, begged...nothing, took thick cardboard (the kind that comes with photo paper to be exact) and forced it back and forth through printer in both back and front where paper usually runs. Cleared right up! HURRAY!!!
Posted on Feb 12, 2012
Error 6000. I kept looking for pieces of paper jammed somewhere. Didn't see any. Loaded a piece of paper from the rear and turned on the printer. The paper will feed through, normally. However, I noted that the paper stopped at a roller visible from the front and as I lift of the cover. This roller is just below and behind the ink cartridges. I noticed that the roller was not tuning. So I used my finger to reverse the roller by pushing on its gears (it would not go forward). The next time I turned on the unit, the roller moved the same distance I turned it back to the original position. That was my clue. So, I reversed the roller much more, and to my surprise, a rubber band came into sight. Once the rubber band was removed, the printer started working. It seems most of us have the same story,that we are looking for an object. Some of them are not visible. Look for parts that are not moving that should be moving, as well as all the previous hints.
Posted on Nov 07, 2011
Give a try to cannon tech support here on the new number (877-690-9305)
Posted on Jan 26, 2018
Posted on Jan 25, 2012
Same problem, but couldn't see any paper anywhere. Turned it upside down and gave it a gentle shake, problem cleared!
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
I had same trouble with pixma MP110. Did everything but no luck. Noticed the paper feed tray was off centre...turned it all upside down and a drawing pin fell out. it was jammed behind thepaper feed and unit itself. All works well now. So, check something has not dropped into the paper area!!!
Posted on May 16, 2008
I've experinced the error 6000 with my Pixma ip 5000. (the lamp kept blinking and a message on my monitor told me to turn the printer off and then back on, if that didn't help I would have to contact a repairman. The hell I thougt, I would'nt pay for reparing a 3 year old printer, I'll fix it. I checked the paper tray, nothing that could cause an error, then I tried unplugging it from the USB cable, nothing....then I discovered a lock on the backside of my printer, I opened it and there the error was...PAPERJAM. I carefully pulled out the paper tried not to rip it. Voil? printer WORKS FINE!!!
Posted on Aug 11, 2007
I've add the "Error 6000" problem several times before, and turning it off and on never did anything. Very frustrating. But then I read the posts here.
Even though I didn't remember any paper jamming, I pulled out the paper tray, looked, and sure enough! There were two small pieces of crumpled paper underneath, in the back, near where the paper goes up into the printer. I just lifted the printer up grabbed the pieces (which weren't even jammed, they were just lying there), it started working immediately!
Posted on Dec 21, 2011
I had the same problem on a Canon MP540 while making a photocopy. It turned out that the front drawer was overloaded.
1. I switched the printer off,
2. removed the drawer,
3. removed some sheets from it,
4. switch the printer on
5. relaunched the photocopy
6. as I got the "paper out" message i put the drawer back in its usual place and it worked!
Posted on Dec 21, 2010
Hi just push back were is the paper tray some time when printer take paper and the paper push to take its dont go back.you just push back and it will work your printer.
Posted on Sep 10, 2012
As far as I know I couldn't find any paper jammed in it or anything. I took out the tray, took the paper out, couldn't see anything and put it back in. When I turned on my computer again it thought about copying it for 10 minutes and then worked perfectly. After that it took the normal amount of time to copy.
Posted on Jul 27, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Error code 6000
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
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