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I am getting an error 6000. Will not print. cannon 5420

Customer Question

I am getting an error 6000. Will not print.
JA: What's the make/model number of your printer? How old is it?
Customer: cannon 5420 about 3 years old
JA: What kind of computer are you printing from (Mac or PC)? What Operating System (OS) are you running?
Customer: pc windows 10
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: just happened tonight was working fine before really weird when open the lid the ink does nor more
JA: Anything else you want the printer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: do you know what the issue may be I have tried rebooting etc.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Electronics Pete replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Pete. Welcome to JustAnswer! I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Electronics Pete replied 10 months ago.

Error code 6000 indicates a paper feed error.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No paper fees I can see
Expert:  Electronics Pete replied 10 months ago.

The paper blockage may just be a small piece of paper deep inside the printer, especially if a sheet got stuck inside it recently.

Solution 1:

  • Verify that the paper tray is correctly set.
  • If any object is placed in front of the machine, remove it. You may need to check deep inside the printer.

Solution 2:

  • Search for any small pieces of paper in the printer, or a tiny object.

Solution 3:

  • Power off the printer
  • Wait 5 minute
  • Power on.

Solution 4:

  • Clean the encoder strip with a soft cloth

Solution 5:

  • Clean the printhead.