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Re: Canon MX860 repeats B200 error code -- brought it back to store , they couldn't fix it.

Your fix worked for me too!  Took me a little while repeating the steps, but finally got it to work!  Thanks.

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Re: Canon MX860 repeats B200 error code -- brought it back to store , they couldn't fix it.

Amazing! Batteryheadbill, you're a genius. Either that or I want to take to a casino. This technique worked. Saved me the time and trouble of cleaning the ink head or the cost of an Ebay replacement. Wonder how long it will last but happy to give it a try. Thank you.
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Re: Canon MX860 repeats B200 error code

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Error code B200 has displayed for a month & its driving me batty. 

 

I performed the steps Canon suggested and they did not fix the problem. I also followed the steps batteryheadbill laid out but they didn't work for me. 

 

I then performed the steps in Roger32's posting (where the steps originated from someone named Tom).

  • I thought it worked since the printer's display returned to normal!
  • However as soon as I tried to print error B200 displayed again.  Smiley Sad
  • Roger32's posting indicated I might have to perform the steps another time to fix the problem.
  • I repreated the steps and though the display returned to normal B200 reared its ugly head when I tried to print again. 
  • I repeated the steps, and tried to print, a total of 4 times. No luck for me. 

 

B200 remains & has beaten me down. I'm buying a new printer this week. 

 

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I had the same B200.  Tried all the "FIXES", only to get the B200 error over and over. Thought I had it fixed at one point, but the error was still there when I tried to print.  Yes, most of the time don't waste your time!  Throw it in  the garbage and get another printer!

 

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Re: Canon MX860 repeats B200 error code -- brought it back to store , they couldn't fix it.

Thank you rickajr!  I tried the other methods and they didn't work but yours worked like a charm.  

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Re: Canon MX860 repeats B200 error code -- brought it back to store , they couldn't fix it.

Thank you so much! It's working on my Pixma IP7220.
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Re: Canon MX860 repeats B200 error code

I'm getting ready to deep 6 my MX860 because I can't make the B200 stay gone. Just wondering if people experiencing this problem were using Canon ink, or a discounted brand? My printer took a dump a week after loading after market ink. Not sure if that could have caused the B200 error.

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Re: Canon MX860 repeats B200 error code -- brought it back to store , they couldn't fix it.

The reply that batteryheadbill gave on 10-28-2013 was the starting point to resolving my problem:

 

****Ref my MX860. So... I did NOT wash head or anything. I opened cover, shoved print head manually to left all the way. Rapidly pushed "on" button a bunch of times until unit beeped back at me with funny sounds and went completely dead... Well, before throwing out the second story window, I then rapidly, pushed "on" 5 or 6 times and noticed the print head moved to the right. I shut the deck and waited... and waited... the 'infamous' Canon 'I'm gonna print, no wait, wait, really, I am, in a minute, wait, wait, listen to my sweet sounds, wait, I'm fixin' to, wait". And then it happened! Everything got real quiet and my LCD screen popped up, looking totally normal. So far, it prints, copies and will send a fax. Try it, sure won't hurt, and it seems to have fixed mine :-)

 

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  I followed his instructions, and it:

- eliminated the error code

- began printing again

 

My print quality was poor at first, but I had rinsed and dried the print head, which I know now was unnecessary.  So it took quite a few prints before the nozzle pattern got back up to looking as it should.

 

For what it's worth, I believe that my problem was triggered by my using Grayscale as my main setting.  Because I did not use color printing or duplex (which uses the colored inks even for black print) much, AND because the yellow for some reason needs to be replaced far less often, my yellow cartridge dried out in the middle, even though the sensor was showing that it still had enough ink.

 

Also, if you use batterheadbill's procedure, remember that this takes the printer to factory settings.  If you prefer other settings, go into "Computer" and reset them.

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Re: Canon MX860 repeats B200 error code -- brought it back to store , they couldn't fix it.

I have been trying to fix my B200 error for several months.  After following your directions of: opening the cover, moving the cartridge holder over to the left, pressing the "On" button several times until the printer turned off. Then pressing it again 5-6 times, it reset itself and is now working just fine. Thank you!

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Re: Canon MX860 repeats B200 error code -- brought it back to store , they couldn't fix it.

I have been trying to fix my Canon MX860's B200 error for several months.  After following your directions: open the cover, move the cartridge holder over to the left, while holding it there I pressed the "On" button several times until the printer turned off. Then pressing it again 5-6 times, it reset itself and is now working just fine. Thank you!

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