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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-18-2014

Re: error b200

If you mean that when you try and push it to the left it won't move, then I would suggest unplugging it and moving it or unplugging it then plugging it back in and moving it. Sometimes just powering it on and off once will fix this as well. You will have to push it with a little bit of force though. Keep trying different things and eventually you will be able to slide it over to the left. But you have to do it with your hands, it will not slide over there on it's own.

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-17-2014

Re: error b200

That answers my question. Thanks..

I entirely agree with the assessment of Canon products. Because of the cost of ink, I will ever buy another Canon. This printer was a big disappointment.

 

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-06-2014

Re: error b200

Thankyou so much, found this after a week of trying to sort it and it worked! Phew!

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-07-2014

Re: error b200

Thank you SO much for the scanning suggestion! After going through every possible combination of unplugging, plugging in, turning on and off, cleaning the print head and replacing the ink cartridges, it was the scanning and copying trick that finally got me out the b200 error cycle. After printing the copy, I was able to run the cleaning cycle several times through the Maintenance menu, and that seemed to sort everything out. My printer is now happily printing away next to me (for how long, who knows - I'm just delighted it's working right now...).
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-18-2014

Re: error b200

very glad to hear it.

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-07-2014

Re: error b200

My enthusiasm jinxed it: after printing about 25 pages, I got the error again. After letting the printer cool down for about an hour I was able to print again, but the printer is clearly not long for this world. Still, thank you - I managed to print the stuff I urgently needed to print!

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-18-2014

Re: error b200

To everyone on this thread. When you do throw out your piece of crap Canon Printer, PLEASE TAKE IT TO AN ELECTRONICS RECYCLING FACILITY.

 

They are free in most areas nowadays and it's up to us to prevent companies like Canon from continuing to destroy our planet by making disposable products. We need to return to a society where we value the things we make and use because they are valuable and well made.

 

It is up to us because they will NEVER change.

 

cheers

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-14-2014

Re: error b200

Holy **bleep**e this worked. 

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-05-2014

Re: error b200

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Removed the print head and carefully cleaned with water using a syringe to drop it on each nozzle and leaving it for a couple hours to wash through, then left to dry for a few hours. Also left the printer unplugged overnight. However, I still had the b200 error afterwards.

 

I tried the suggestion by bebebeck (reposted below) to turn the printer on with the lid up and close the lid as the print head moved to the left. I.e.

1. Turn OFF Power
2. Open the print head bay (as though you were about to change inks)
3. Turn ON power
4. Wait for print carriage to start moving to the left and let it go past half way
5. Before print carriage reaches left hand side (but after going halfway across) shut the cover.
6. Leave the Printer turned on

 

This consistently worked for me, clearing the b200 error and returning the printer to the main menu. Although printing didn't immediately work, I was then able to run the print head 'Cleaning' from the printer maintenance menu. Test page then printed and can now print docs again.

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-05-2014

Re: error b200

WalterEgo thank you very much and greetings from Italy.

I followed your steps and the problem has been resolved.

I avoided buying a new printer.

With gratitude.

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