How to Troubleshoot a Canon MP600 Printer

By Lee Johnson

Canon's Pixma MP600 is a printer and scanner with two 150-sheet paper feed trays, an LCD display screen and can be operated without a computer. You can load pictures directly from any compatible digital camera, and edit the photo before printing. Despite all this functionality, the MP600 has its share of issues, and troubleshooting guides are not easy to come by.

Things You'll Need

  • Canon MP600
  • Tweezers

Paper Jam

Step 1

Switch the MP600 off and look around at the back of the unit. Open the panel at the back and check to see if there is any paper stuck in the feed rollers.

Step 2

Pull out any paper that is stuck. To clear the problem, it is important to remove all bits of paper that are jammed. Often, when you go to pull a jammed page out, it will tear and the remainder will be stuck inside. Use tweezers to ensure you remove every scrap of paper.

Step 3

Pull out the paper feed cassette from the front of the MP600. This is located at the bottom of the printer, and can be removed by simply pulling it outward.

Step 4

Check underneath for any jammed paper. This may be difficult to see, but you can get a better view by opening the paper output tray on the front of the unit. There is an indented section in the middle of the top edge which can be used as a handle.

Step 5

Check the rollers at the back for any jammed paper. If there was paper jammed from underneath, you would probably be able to see it from this angle. Remove any jammed bits of paper in the same way as before. Finally, switch the MP600 back on and continue with your printing.

The Ink Absorber is Almost Full

Step 1

Press "OK." This cancels the error and allows you to continue printing. The display message means the absorber which is used to help with cleaning the print heads is almost full. You will be able to continue printing for a while, but the error will appear again. It is possible to delay this problem by resetting the counter which records this.

Step 2

Switch the MP600 off. Press and hold the red "Stop/Reset" button. This is located in the top right-hand corner of the control panel, which is accessed by lifting the small rectangular panel on top of the MP600.

Step 3

Hold the "Power" button, then let go of "Stop/Reset."

Step 4

Press "Stop/Reset" twice while still holding "Power," then let go of "Power." Press "Stop/Reset" four times.

Step 5

Press "Power" to store your changes. This is not a permanent fix, but it will allow you to continue printing without being constantly bothered by the error message. To actually empty the ink absorber, you should take the printer in to be serviced.

Tips & Warnings

  • Many other issues and troubleshooting steps are listed on Canon's website.