Canon Community Canon Community
 


Reply
New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-13-2014

Re: error b200

Finally!!!  I have tried everything listed on the entire web to fix my pixma printer with the B200 error code.  Until... I unplugged the cord from the back of the printer, held the power button on, plugged the cord back in (while holding power on button) waited about 10 seconds and released.  The printer went through an enormous amount of self checks etc... with beeping and buzzing sounds.  The error code has gone away, I have printed 60 sheets so far!!!  I was 1 step from the recycler and buying an HP!

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

Re: error b200

Hi B200

Very interesting. In my case, I went out and bought that new HP! LOL ... good for you!

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-05-2014

Re: error b200

What did you do? We have tried everything, if you can help us out that would be great!

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

Re: error b200

If you scroll back to page 1 of this thread and look for my reply on 3/18/2014 you'll see what worked for me. No guarantees it will work for you but it's worth a shot.

 

good luck

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-13-2014

Re: error b200

Look at my post. I explain it.
New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-09-2014

Re: error b200

Thank you so much for this contribution, bebebeck!

 

My 4 year old Canon Pixma MP540 worked perfect all the time till today when I got that B200 error. Wanted to print a coocking recipe for my sister coming for dinner and couldn't do it because that error, and my sister told me my printer isn't about to fix because Canon programmed it to fail after a certain amount of printed pages. Tried lots of things (plugging out, pushing buttons for several seconds, resets, manually remove the printhead and putting it back etc) none worked either.

 

When I read your advice, i thought this is the last I'll try before buying a new printer, and I was happily surprised to have it fixed following your simple instructions! Now I can print again and even don't have to repeat the steps each time. You're a genious! Anyway, a question which follows me now: how on earth did you come by this solution???

 

Thanks again and have a nice day!

 

Pieter

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-13-2014

Re: error b200

It was a last ditch effort that proved fruitful. I don't know why it works or how, but, thankfully it does.
New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-16-2014

Re: error b200

My gratitude to bebebeck, for finding this one out and sharing it here.

 

I was sceptical at first and it took me a few attempts at getting the printer to turn on and trying the clean print head option. After a few attempts it seems to be working again and I can also print from my PC again.

Simply awesome after a long while without a working printer and many attempts at getting this to work again.

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-20-2014

Re: error b200

Thank you...it worked on my MG5300!

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎08-23-2014

Re: error b200

Ok the procedure is actually betweent you and BEBEBECK. A combination of the two brought my printer into a mode that I can atleast print something. I had the printhead error that I had the wrong printhead, so I purchased a new one. the original head still gives me the same error of wrong printhead.
So the procedure that worked for me to atleast get out of the B200 error is the following.
I replaced all cartridges First.
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
7 NOW place a sheet of paper in the scanner and press B&W
copy.
So my printer now is able to do all the things it should except provide some ink.
I believe if I keep on doing the deep cleaning, ink will show up somewhere.
Taking the print head out and using a alchol prep wipe run it in the direction of the heads. Ink should come out on the cloth. 4 colors and the one by itself should reveal black. I am hoping I just have to fill the resiviour in the printhead to get it to work right I hope. thank you for your posts.
powered by Lithium

LIKE US on Facebook FOLLOW US on Twitter WATCH US on YouTube CONNECT WITH US on Linkedin WATCH US on Vimeo FOLLOW US on Instagram SHOP CANON at the Canon Online Store
© Canon U.S.A., Inc.   |    Terms of Use   |    Privacy Statement