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How to Fix Error B200 for Canon Pixma MP560?

How to Fix Error B200 for Canon Pixma MP560

If you have a Canon inkjet printer, chances are you’ve encountered Error B200 at some point. This error has bothered me numerous times too. Good thing, I learned how to manage and resolve this error on my own. Now, this simple troubleshooting guide should help you fix Error B200 for the Pixma MP560. I applied these courses of actions countless of times and success rate is at 8 out of 10. That’s pretty high (I think?!) which is why I’m confidently sharing it with you guys.

Error B200 Causes – What Sets Off this Printer Error?

Here’s the thing though, this error usually occurs when different formulas of ink have been utilized by the printer. One good example is when you replace or refill an OEM cartridge with cheap printing supplies that have questionable toner quality and/or build quality. So, I highly recommend buying only from legitimate vendors if you opt to refill or use remanufactured ink cartridge

Troubleshooting Guide – How to Fix Error B200?

Phase #1:

  1. Turn off the printer and unplug from the power source.
  2. Open the printer cover to reveal the ink cartridges.
  3. Remove the Pixma MP560 cartridges – PGI-220BK and CLI-221.
  4. Carefully remove the printhead from the printer. Handle with utmost care to avoid damaging the components as well as the cables connected. Avoid using excessive force when disconnecting cables.
  5. Clean the printhead along with the ink cartridges. This guide should help you clean them properly.
  6. Clean the contact pads with a contact cleaner or a good old pencil eraser. How to fix clogged print head and be rid of dried printer ink
  7. Reinstall the printhead first and then the ink cartridges thereafter before powering up the Canon inkjet printer.
  8. Run the “Auto Head Alignment” test print.

The whole process should take about 30 minutes depending on how thorough you want to clean the printhead and the cartridges. If the error still pops up, proceed to the next phase.

Phase #2:

In this phase, you will need to have an internet connection and administrator access on a computer.

  1. Update the printer drivers as well as the Canon IJ Printer Utility software.
  2. Click “Start” from your Windows desktop and click “Devices and Printers.”
  3. Right-click the Canon Pixma MP560 and click “Properties.”
  4. Select the “Maintenance” tab and click “Deep Cleaning.”
  5. Run a Nozzle Check from the Maintenance tab when the deep cleaning is done.

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51 Comments

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    MIchelle Luck
    September 3, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Tried cleaning print heads to no avail. What else might give a B200 error reading on a Canon mp560?

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    prafful
    September 25, 2016 at 1:02 am

    what is error b200

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    Christof Lampaert
    September 27, 2016 at 4:28 am

    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. Good to go.

    • Reply
      Peter Collins
      October 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      THAT is the answer! Thanks.

      • Reply
        Warren
        February 20, 2018 at 8:58 am

        I can’t believe how simple you made this. You are the only one person I know to solve this. Spent hours with other wan-a-be techs. Thanks.

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          Kimber
          July 22, 2018 at 11:03 am

          How crap! I have spent hours cleaning etc. and this actually fixed it! AMAZING!!!!!!

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      Regina
      October 18, 2017 at 10:49 am

      YES! Quick & easy.

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      Geoff
      November 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      Thanks for that. Worked perfectly first time.

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        Janice Thomson
        January 11, 2018 at 4:19 pm

        omg, it worked

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        Kelvin
        November 21, 2018 at 2:17 am

        Wow, First try and worked. You are a genius christof. Thanks a lot.

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      Leigh
      January 18, 2018 at 8:41 am

      thanks christof, that worked perfectly for my mp560, you are a life saver

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      Sister Sarah David
      February 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you so much. After a couple cleanings of the print head and still getting the error message, I found your solution and it worked! (It took a couple of tries due to other errors that cropped up, but even on the first attempt I could tell that my printer was “getting further along” in its warm-up than it had previously.) Now it’s good to go.

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      Shane Tomson
      February 2, 2018 at 5:29 am

      That did it. Still works after all these years!

    • Reply
      Jeldres
      March 4, 2018 at 12:42 pm

      It worked. Thank you sooo much!!!!!!

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      Corrine
      March 24, 2018 at 11:55 pm

      Thank you! that helped a lot! Although I am still having issues with the printing stuff, but at least I was able to use my scanner for my assignment.

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      Annie
      March 27, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      THANK YOU!!! I’ve spent hours on this and happened across your instructions. Worked the first time! Hooray!! Thank you again!

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      Kevin
      April 22, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      NICE! Thank you… ” In the information age ignorance is a choice “

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      Kat
      April 28, 2018 at 11:35 pm

      Thank You! Worked like a charm!!

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      Denis
      May 20, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      Omg. Worked !

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      kieleich
      October 11, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      Amazing. I have two MP630 printers. One of them kicked the bucket, or so I thought. Error B200.

      No matter what I did, it wouldn’t go away. Even after removing the print head, washing it, soaking it in alcohol, etc.

      So I ended up replacing the print head with the one from the other identical printer model I had. That worked for the original printer. But the B200 error stayed with the print head, so I was still stuck with one working printer, and one B200 error printer.

      And even after days without power to the printer, the error just stuck – until I tried your method. Open lid, wait for print head to move to the left, slam it down at halfway point. Issue resolved instantly.

      Like, WTF is going on there. How does the print head even know it’s bad or not? Does it have storage inside?

      Really curious, as it smells like planned obsolescence.

      Thanks much for your advice. Saved me spending $$$ on a new printer. Or throwing the old one out of a window as a YouTube video suggests.

    • Reply
      Michael
      November 17, 2018 at 5:20 am

      Great, it worked, the B200 error is gone!

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      Angela
      February 26, 2019 at 9:39 pm

      This worked great!

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      Shaun
      May 13, 2019 at 9:14 pm

      I thought i will try your method before i started cleaning the head and stuff. So i did what you wrote. The B200 error on the printer display went away. And it sounded like it was going to print the document that was sitting in the print queue. Then suddenly, it powered off. And now the printer won’t power back on. Completely dead. Trying unplugging, plugging it back in. It just won’t do anything. Got any more ideas to share before i throw it in the trash?

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      John
      October 10, 2019 at 11:10 pm

      Christof you are a real one! Worked perfectly

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      Jan
      October 18, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      OMG…it still works…you made me stop crying!!! Thanks

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    Ted K
    October 16, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Had the B200 error on a lightly used Canon iP7200. Tried cleaning the print head, and all other suggestions I found on the net, but nothing worked. Finally got a new print head from China through eBay, and it worked right away. For the price, it might be a good idea to keep a spare print head around.

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    Denise Mountney
    November 22, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Hi I am getting the B000 error code as well. But there is no lights on the ink cartridges so what would be causing this to happen. I have taken it about as instructed above but still the lights dont go.

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    Gladys Wiezel
    November 22, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Please, let me know how to remove the cartridges when the printer is off. I don’t have access to the cartridges when it is off, so please tell me how to do this magic.
    Thanks!
    Gladys

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    December 15, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    I was really fade up because of Error B200
    But thanks to your blog after reading this information I will throw out the Error from mine Printer.
    THANKS FOR SHARING INFO.

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    Shelli
    January 23, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you so much. The extra tip of opening the print head bay and shutting before the cartridge reached the left was additionally helpful.

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    March 5, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Thanks for sharing the solution of “How to Fix Error B200 for Canon Pixma MP560?” I have fixed my printer issues by given solution.

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    August 27, 2018 at 5:37 am

    This error b200 was a big problem here in my office utility canon pixma mp560 printer but this article of yours played quite important role in troubleshoting.

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    November 15, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Very Thanks For this Useful information regarding Canon Pixma MP560, It works for me too to solving my issue.

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    July 8, 2019 at 1:15 pm

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    September 6, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Im planning to call a service, yet good thing i was brought here to your blog. I was alarmed also for the quality of the toner, i must say that toner is important when it come to quality of it. by the way thanks for wonderful information, please share more information related to canon printers troubleshooting please.

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    aser
    September 18, 2019 at 7:43 am

    I had been struggling this for months and just stop using the printer was ready to go purchase another printer but this solved my problem. Although it’s not the same printer I have, I thank very much for the blog you’ve shared to help others with this problem.

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    September 27, 2019 at 7:42 am

    I was searching for how may days, trying to do everything i take all suggestions to my friend but its not working, until i read this it worked for me. This solution worked on my second try. Thanks a lot.

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    September 30, 2019 at 1:35 am

    This blog certainly has the proper solution and the proper knowledge regarding the issue and also the step by step solution to this issue has been informative enough to actually help me solve the issue.

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    Wesley
    October 11, 2019 at 7:55 am

    this is a really helpful guide, Canon Printers are known worldwide for their easy troubleshooting. The support code Error B200 is one of the most common errors encountered in the Canon Printers.

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    Carol
    October 31, 2019 at 8:19 am

    I solved mine by simply unplugging it while it was turned on then plug it in and it worked fine.

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    Tiffany Maynor
    November 11, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    During the usage of a printer, one will find several errors. But it is advisable not to lose patience. Because when there is a problem there is a fix as well. This article provides deep insight into the error B200, which users often face.One can try any of the methods given here to solve the error.

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