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Common Printer Problem: Canon Printer Error B200

Canon Printer Error B200 -here’s another common printer problem you probably might have encountered once or many times when while using your Canon printer. I decided to include this since I have read a lot of complaints about this error message.

Canon Error B200 generally relates to a printhead issue and an error message of support code B200 will flash on the control panel. Orange and green lights will keep on blinking 10 times as signal of this error.

The most common solution we hear is to turn off the printer and let it cool down for a few minutes. It might be caused by some foreign debris inside the rollers or due to paper jam to it has to be removed. To some this actually really works. But if this doesn’t work, there is still a fix you can try. This however depends on how many cartridges your Canon printer has. The number of cartridges actually matters in resolving this problem. The downside of this solution is it actually does not indicate which cartridge has a problematic printhead. So you must really have to go through the cartridge set to resolve it. So here’s a step by step solution you can try.

For Canon Printer with 2 cartridges:

  1. Turn off printer. Wait until the cartridge carrier returns on the side. If the carriage gets stuck, open the lid and move the carriage to the side.
  2. Turn on printer.
  3. Remove the cartridges. Check the nozzles and clean them if there’s any clogged or dried ink.
  4. Reinstall the cartridges. The critical part of this however is changing a cartridge to know which one of them is problematic. Insert a new or old functioning ink cartridge along with the current ink cartridge (black or color).
  5. See if the Error B200 still appears.
  6. Interchange until you figure out which cartridge is problematic.
  7. Change the problematic cartridge with a new one.
  8. Run a test print.

If the problem still persists, call Canon Helpline or a printer technician to prevent further printer damage.

For 4 color Ink Canon Printer:

  1. Open ink cartridge carriage and remove all ink cartridges.
  2. Remove the printhead carefully by lifting the lever on the side of the carriage.
  3. Clean printhead to remove clogged and dried ink.
  4. Reinsert printhead. Reinstall ink cartridges to their correct positions.
  5. Unplug power cord and let the printer sit for at least 5 minutes or until completely cooled down.
  6. Reattach the plug and turn on printer.
  7. Run a nozzle check or cleaning cycle. Error B200 normally occurs when printhead can’t be cleaned or accessed.

If the problem still persists, call Canon Helpline or a printer technician to prevent further printer damage.

If Canon printer Error B200 is not resolved, this might mean there’s damage within the printer’s interior. Call the customer services if your warranty still covers your printer issues.


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  • Thank you for the guidance..

  • Thank you for the guidance..

  • Thank you for the guidance..

  • This step by step solution is great, it is always great to find articles with simple and easy steps to follow. I had this problem with my previos printer and didn’t know how to fix it, maybe now that i know i should take it out and see. I have heard that if there is any paper stuck, you shount grab it and push it out by the force, since it may damage the rollers, is that so?.
    Thank you for such an specific guide, i think it is very important to clarify steps like unpluging the power, since a few devices have broken due to this, and also waiting for the device to cool down. How often does this happend for this printers? is it something that comes from years of use? i had mine for years till i replace it few months ago.
    Hope this is as much helpfull for others as it was for me, thank you and have a great day!


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