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grampatex
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-04-2012

Error Code B200

Suddenly error code B200 no explanation in manual have canon pixma mx850

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Michael
Posts: 715
Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: Error Code B200

Hello grampatex.

 

Please try the following to see if we can resolve your issue:

 

1.  Open the cover of the printer.

2.  Remove all ink tanks from the printer.

3.  Lift up the gray locking lever on the side of the ink tank holder.

4.  Gently remove the print head from the carriage unit.

5.  Place the print head back in and lock the lever down.

6.  Place all of the ink tanks back in the printer.

7.  Close the cover and turn the printer off.

8.  Unplug the power from the printer.  Leave the power unplugged for about 5-10 minutes.

 

If the error continues to persist, please contact our support group using the "Contact Us" link below.

 

This didn't answer your question or issue? Find more help at Contact Us.

 

 

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Rick_Ridgeway
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Registered: ‎03-30-2013

Re: Error Code B200

The message to repair my MX850 with a B200 error code was to first remove and replace the ink tanks.  When I open the top the module that holds the ink tanks remains on the far right of its track where the tanks cannot be accessed.  Normally when I lift the lid to replace a tank, this module moves to the center where it can be accessed, but it is not doing this.  Suggestions?

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Michael
Posts: 715
Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: Error Code B200

Hello Rick_Ridgeway.

 

Please try the following to see if we can resolve your issue:

 

1.  Turn the printer off.

2.  Unplug the power from the printer for at least 5-10 minutes.

3.  While unplugged, remove any paper from the unit.

4.  Double check for any obstructions found in the unit or paper paths.

5.  If no obstructions are found, plug the power back in and turn the unit on.

 

If the B200 error persists or the tanks cannot be accessed , please contact our support group using the "Contact Us" link below for additional assistance with this matter.

This didn't answer your question or issue? Find more help at Contact Us.

 

 

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jtannenba
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Registered: ‎05-15-2013

Re: Error Code B200

This is the same generic answer that Tech Support sends.  Would be nice if Canon's error logic would be more specific.

My MX860 was getting this error and I tried all the suggestions for cleaning the printhead without success.  Since I actually like this priinter and it is setup for my windows and Linux, I took a chance and found a new printhead on EBAY for $50.  This fixed the problem.

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zpuskas
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-16-2013

Re: Error Code B200

Same for me. I looked elsewhere and found other solutions. I soaked the print head in warm water until it ran clear. Dried the unit for 15 hours, unplugged everything. Reinserted the printhead, ink cartridges, power cord, USB connection. Started unit and it worked. How long, I have no idea, but it saved me some money.
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flfreedomfighte
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Registered: ‎08-09-2013

Re: Error Code B200

I am having exactly the same problem as Rick. Tried turning the printer off and unplugging for ten minutes. When I plugged it back in and turned it back on, the error code immediately returned. Now What?

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almacholtz
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-10-2013

Re: Error Code B200

did you take apart the print head before soaking it in warm water?
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zpuskas
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-16-2013

Re: Error Code B200

A day or so later, the unit stopped again. I bought an Epson.
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dana843
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Registered: ‎08-26-2013

Re: Error Code B200

Okay; did all of those steps twice.

NADA, no good, still get flashing alternate between orange alarm light and green copy button.  Does it 10 times then repeats.  Where's decoder to identify what 10 consecutive flashes mean?

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