05-06-2017 01:09 PM
I'm letting the ink head dry. This was first time I got B200 error.
You say alternate between on and home? Where is home button? I don't see anything on panel that says home? Sorry if I'm being stupid.
09-24-2017 11:42 AM
I am having the same problem and I can't access my ink tanks,
I really just need the scanner more than the printer. Is there a way to override the error so i can use my scanner?
11-21-2017 06:26 PM
I have an iP4900 and got the B200 error.
I cleaned the contacts twice, cleaned the pins, and replaced the ink tanks, that didn't fix it - it was not a contact issue!
Tried all the button press stuff, that didn't fix it.
I suspected it might have a different cause, perhaps the print head was not able to position itself properly all the way to the right in order to do it's cleaning routine.
So with the printer off I pushed the printhead all the way to the right, and then brought it back toward me by gently pulling on the ribbon - it caught before it came out from under the right hand cover. So I pushed it back all the way to the right, and turned the printer on.... And it works fine now.
So for this model at least that error code is too generic!
Also then: if your print head is stuck toward the right, pushing it all the way right may also free it.
03-13-2018 09:53 AM
I have a PIXMA IP4700 which has worked great for many years - light use only. To avoid needlessly purchasing new ink tanks when the ink has expired I have successfully refilled them and reset the tank chips and the printer has always worked afterwards.
Today it was different...after resetting the tank chips, then refilling and replacing the tanks the printer failed to work. The green power on and resume amber lights blinking 10 times, pause and repeat ad infinitum, was the new greeting.
I tried all the suggested tricks such as removing the print head and cleaning it in isopropynol did not work. I found that I could get the tanks to position themselves centrally by switching off then lifting the top cover and then switching on again, waiting until the initialisation procedure finished (tanks moved right, left right again before moving left and then coming back centrally and stopping. All tanks displayed steady lamps.
I could access the print driver in Windows and view the ink status without problem. However when I attempted to print a test page I would get an error message and the alternate green/ amber blinking commenced again. The error message said B200 - Contact Support. Well we know that doesn't get you very far so I came here to read the thread replies and these have left me feeling not at all hopeful of a favourable outcome.
It seems that Canon have definitely built "planned obsolescence" into their printers because the cost of repairing will at least be the same - if not more, than buying a new printer.
I have come to the conclusion that my IP4700 will now become e-waste and I will buy another brand of printer this time and hopefully have better luck.
03-13-2018 05:30 PM
I too have the same error code - I've tried all the seating, re-seating - plugging in etc. NOTHING is fixing my problem - WTH?? This is absurd. Same error for all of us - isn't this called a defect?
03-13-2018 06:32 PM
I found that my problem was self caused, sometimes when I install a new cartridge and I get it a little cockeyed that every time that I do it it racks the print head a little and eventualy you will get this code. I went on ebay and purchased a new print head foe $12.88 odel # QY6-0083 for my PIXMA MG7720 series printer and it worked fine from that day forward I was very carfull abiut installing cartridges
03-15-2018 06:54 AM
For those who have a PIXMA IP4700
I received a reply from Canon Australia Custiomer Service today with the following information;
Note the recommended resetting procedure in blue. Also the prices quoted are in AUD.
03-15-2018 08:44 AM
Yeah if you buy the print head from Canon, I found a new one on Ebay for $12.88 I found that the prices on Ebay run from $12.88 to $29.00 depending on whitch printer you have. I installed a new print head from Ebay it workes fine.