If you see a message B200: A printer error has occurred on Canon printers, this article will identify the possible cause and provide the most appropriate solutions you can try to help resolve this issue.
When you encounter this problem. you will receive the following full error message;
Error number: B200
A printer error has occurred.
Turn off the printer and unplug the printer power cord from the power source. Then contact the service center.
This error usually occurs due to problematic cartridges. The error can also appear due to issues with the printer’s printhead.
B200: A printer error has occurred
The troubleshooting to resolve this error is quite simple. As Canon printers come with either 2 or 4+ cartridgesso troubleshooting the B200: A printer error has occurred is different for the two printers.
If it’s the printhead, one thing you can try is to remove your printhead and clean it.
So, if you are facing this problem, you can follow our cartridge and printhead troubleshooting instructions below to fix the problem.
Troubleshooting Canon Printers with 4+ Cartridges
- Open the top cover of your printer. The cartridge holder will automatically lift. Remove all cartridges from the carrier.
- The next step is to remove the printhead, which can be easily done by lifting the lever located right next to the cartridge holder. After lifting the lever, carefully remove the print head from the printer.
- In the third step, insert the print head back into its position in the printer and make sure to lock the lever.
- Then reinsert all the cartridges into their correct positions in the printer and make sure that no doors are open. By ensuring the doors are closed, the printer is ready to access the cartridges and printheads.
- Next, physically unplug your printer’s cord from the electrical panel and leave it unplugged for at least 5 minutes or more. This causes the printer to cool down and lingering electric power is also eliminated.
- Plug the printer back in.
After this process, the B200: A printer error has occurred problem should be solved.
Troubleshooting Canon 2-Cartridge Printers
- Turn off the printer. The cartridge cradle actually remains stuck in the Error B200 state. However, temporarily readjusting the printer allows us to further rectify the B200 error.
- Power the printer back on.
- The B200 error does not exactly point to the problematic cartridge. Therefore, you should have a rough idea of which cartridge you last replaced. Gently remove this cartridge from the slot.
- In a Canon 2-cartridge printer, the printhead of the printer is part of the cartridge. This printer has a limitation that you cannot prevent the B200 error without replacing the problematic cartridge. Therefore, replace the cartridge with an old working cartridge or replace it with a new one.
- Perform an extended nozzle check or cleaning cycle. After replacing the cartridge, this is a critical step to determine if the desired cartridge is replaced from the printer.
- If the problem is still not resolved, replace the other cartridge with a new or old working cartridge. As this Canon printer works with 2 cartridges, it is therefore obvious that one of the two cartridges is defective. Replacing and checking both cartridges one at a time should resolve the issue.
- If the problem persists after performing all the above steps to troubleshoot both types of Canon printers, the user is recommended to contact the Canon helpline or a printer technician.
For detailed instructions on how to remove your printhead, we strongly suggest consulting your printer’s manual.
After cleaning your printhead, make sure it is completely dry before putting it back in your printer. Also try cleaning the printhead connectors with test pins and alcohol.
Before turning on your printer, make sure the connectors are completely dry. We also suggest quickly pressing the power button to start reboot mode on the printer.
Also, reseat your printhead. After reinstalling the printhead, turn off your printer and leave it off for a few minutes before turning it back on and seeing if the B200: A printer error has occurred problem is solved. If not, you can check for clogs as part of further troubleshooting. To do this, you must turn off your printer, remove the paper, and check for any obstructions.
If you find any obstructions, remove them and turn the printer back on.
I hope this helps you!