12-22-2015 01:06 AM
01-24-2016 02:58 PM - edited 01-24-2016 02:59 PM
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).
B200 remains & has beaten me down. I'm buying a new printer this week.
01-24-2016 04:23 PM - edited 01-24-2016 04:26 PM
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!
02-02-2016 09:38 PM
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.
02-13-2016 12:33 PM
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 :-)
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.
02-14-2016 01:08 PM
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!
02-14-2016 01:10 PM
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!