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Re. Canon iX6550 printer. A printer error 6A 81 has

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re. Canon iX6550 printer.
A printer error 6A 81 has occurred. I've tried switching off and on to no avail.

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Can you please remove the power to the printer (so unplug it from the power socket).

Then wait 10 minutes, connect the power again to the printer, turn it on and tell me please if it is now operating correctly.

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I forgot to mention that I have already done this without success.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Is that an additional £21 ?

No problem, can you tell me what else you have tried to do?

Please let me know

Customer: replied 3 months ago.

Can you remove the ink from the printer then power it off.
then using a Q-Tip with cleaning alcohol (or warm water if you do not have any), clean out the areas where the ink goes in.
Then use a damp cloth and wipe down the inside of the printer.
Once done, let it dry for 10 minutes
Then put the ink back in, power it on and tell me if it then prints correctly please
This will also allow you to see if any foreign objects are in the printer which may cause this.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Not successful. Only used warm water however.

Did you get it cleaned though, so no ink was showing on the Q-Tip after the clean?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I used a cloth. I could buy some Q-tips over lunch and try again. OK with you?

Yes no problem, let me know how you go please

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No go. Same error number with orange lower switch light flashing


It is the internal printhead that has faulted.

I am really sorry about this and you are going to have to return the printer to have this replaced. It will be covered by the warranty if this has not expired, and the replacement will be done at no cost to you.

I am really sorry about this, and if you have problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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