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What is Error Code 6500

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What is Error Code 6500
Thanks for the question! I'm Dan, and I'd be happy to help.

On the MP830, the 6500 code you're seeing indicates a failure of the printer's main logic board. I'm afraid that's the only possibility based on this model's history and the service data.

That's pretty bad news, because the logic board costs more than buying a brand new printer (with new ink) with similar features.

I'd be happy to help you replace the board, but I really don't think it would be cost effective. Your money would be much better used on a replacement model.

If you decide to have a go at replacing the board... you can view the repair manual >>here<<. I'm happy to help in any way that I can.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you..I've been thinking about replacing I have had this for quite some time.

My pleasure, Lynn. Sorry I didn't have better news, but I'm glad I could help.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am very appreciated by your help