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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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30 Comments

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    September 1, 2016 at 3:47 am

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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.

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      Peter Collins
      October 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      THAT is the answer! Thanks.

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        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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      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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      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!

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      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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    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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    November 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm

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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 6, 2017 at 5:30 am

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    Mark davis
    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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    ummed
    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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