What causes printer error?
It can be incredibly frustrating when you need to print something important and an error code pops up. One of the most feared Canon printer errors is B200, which can indicate a potentially catastrophic error with the device.
Don’t go junking it immediately, however; printers are expensive, and there are a few methods to try to fix the error
What Causes the Canon B200 Error?
At its most basic level, of the Canon Printer Error B200 error indicates a faulty print head. A print head is the part that actually distributes the ink from the cartridges onto the paper, meaning it’s one of the most important parts in the entire printer.
Print heads are notoriously problematic, especially on cheaper printers, so a B200 error means there’s some problem with the print head the printer is reading as a catastrophic error.
How Can I Fix the Canon B200 Error?
There are several things you can do to try to fix a faulty print head. Try these fixes before you go replacing your entire device.
Reset printer. Unplug your printer and leave it disconnected for at least 30 minutes. Sometimes a good reset will do the trick, as it allows the printer to cool down and reset everything to its proper position when you turn it back on.
Remove any obstructions. There’s a possibility something is disrupting the connection to your printer head. Open the door of your printer and the print head should move so you have access to it. Carefully disconnect it and lift it out of the printer.
Clean printer head using your PC’s printer maintenance options.
Manually clean print head. Use either pure alcohol or a non oil-based cleanerto clean the gold contacts on the print head. Use a microfiber cloth to rub the cleaner onto the contacts, then let it sit out a bit to dry completely before reconnecting.
Remove old ink. There may be hardened ink trapped inside the print head. Run it under hot tap water until the water comes out clean. Dab it dry with a paper towel, then reinsert the head into the printer.
Re-install your printer drivers.
Troubleshooting Cartridge Canon Printers
- Turn OFF the printer. The cartridge cradle actually gets stuck in the Error B200 state. However, retuning the printer temporarily let us further rectify the Error B200.
- Turn the printer ON again.
- The Error B200 does not exactly indicate the problematic cartridge. Therefore, you should have a rough idea that which cartridge you replaced last. Remove that cartridge gently from the slot.
- In a 2 cartridge Canon printer, the printer’s printhead is the part of the cartridge. This printer has a limitation that you cannot prevent the Error B200 without replacing the problematic cartridge. Therefore replace the cartridge with an old functioning cartridge or replace it with a new one.
- Do an extensive nozzle check or a cleaning cycle. After the replacement of the cartridge, this is a critical step to determine whether the desired cartridge is replaced from the printer.
- If the problem is still unresolved, then replace the other cartridge with a new one or an old functioning cartridge. As this Canon printer works with 2 cartridges, so it is obvious that either of the two cartridges is faulty. Replacing and checking both cartridges one by one should resolve the problem.
- If the problem still persists after performing all the above steps for troubleshooting both types of Canon printers, then it has recommended to the user to get in touch with Our technician.