Canon mx922 b200 error: how to fix it?

Canon mx922 b200 error

Did you know advanced printer models can print up to 150 sheets per minute? No wonder, such continuous operation at a rapid rate can cause different malfunctions, such as the b200 error on Canon printers.

If you are getting an error code b200 on your Canon inkjet printer, give this article a try before you buy a new one or contact a service center and spend a lot of money.

In this article, we will offer as many solutions as possible to fix Canon mx922 error b200 and bring your printer back to life.

What does the b200 error code mean on Canon printers?

There are several reasons why your all-in-one printer Canon mx922 shows support code b200 on the printer screen.

Usually, the error code b200 means there is something wrong with a printing system, mostly with a printer head. It is crucial because the print head is a core component of the printer that transfers the ink from the cartridge onto the paper. Besides that, ink cartridges and printer drivers can be an issue.

Below, we will consider the reasons for the b200 error code occurrence in more detail.

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What are the causes of the b200 error code in the Canon mx922 printer?

This Canon printer error code b200 may be triggered by multiple causes, such as:

  • Full waste ink tank. It can cause the ink to spread on the contacts of the control board and lead to a short circuit.
  • Clogged and, as a consequence, overheated printer head.
  • Dried-up cartridges. Take into consideration that ink cartridges can dry out over time due to infrequent cartridge use.
  • Paper jams and ink carriage jammed over the printer grip. Check for any folds or faulty papers from time to time while setting up the paper to print.
  • Faulty or outdated printer driver.
  • Replika ink cartridge or ink of poor quality. Make sure to use original Canon ink. Otherwise, the defective ink will stick into larger formations and clog the printhead’s nozzles.
  • Short circuits and frequent voltage drops. To protect the device, connect it to a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) or a mains filter.
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How to fix the Canon mx922 b200 error code?

Although this Canon mx922 error b200 can be very frustrating, as far as it reduces printing speed and won’t let users print anything, some solutions might resolve the problem.

To fix Canon mx922 error b200, try some of the following instructions or a combination of them.

First thing, try one non-obvious method which helped many users. This is recommended by Canon printer support.

1. Turn off the power and leave the Canon printer plugged in.
2. Open the lid and slide the print carriage to the left side until it stops.
3. Press the power button five times in a row.
4. After the procedure, close the lid immediately, then turn on the Canon printer and try printing.

Restart the Canon printer

Disconnect the power cable to let the Canon printer cool and reset all the functions.

Wait for at least 30 minutes for a power reset.

Then restart it again and check if Canon mx922 error b200 remains.

Reload the Canon printer drivers

Sometimes, it is just enough to update or reinstall the software drivers to resolve Canon mx922 error b200.

Reinstall cartridges

Reinstall all the cartridges or replace them with new ones if necessary. It will help to reconnect the ink cartridge to the Canon printer.

Clean the printer head

Finally, if nothing else seems to work, the last hopeful solution is to clean the printer head.

Like in most printers, there is a high probability that the Canon print head will clog sooner or later and cleaning will be required.

There are two ways of cleaning it – automatic and manual.

Automatic cleaning means that the print head will be cleaned up through the software of the PC, and it is the quickest and the most labor-saving way. Luckily, there are self-cleaning features included in the software of almost every printer to make an automatic cleaning process as easy as possible. All you need is to follow the below-listed steps:

  1. Open your Control Panel, click on View by, then go to Category and select the Hardware and Sound section.
  2. Open Device and Sound window and go to the Devices and Printers section.
  3. Move to the Printer section, right-click the Canon printer, and choose Properties.
  4. Move to the Hardware or Maintenance tab, then pick the Clean Heads or Clean Cartridges option. Inside this section, click on All Colors optionif there is one.
  5. Click on OK or Start to begin the cleaning.

Take into consideration that during automatic cleaning a small amount of ink is consumed, so it’s better to check if there is enough ink.

For a proper manual cleaning, follow these step-by-step instructions below. Keep in mind that a printer head is very fragile, so handle it with care.

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Before beginning, prepare a microfiber or paper towel and a mixture of distilled water and isopropyl alcohol to rinse a print head off.

  • First, open the Canon mx922 printer’s lid, then turn the printer off and unplug it.
  • You will need to remove all the ink cartridges first before you can remove the print head from the printer.
  • Gently bring the print head down into the cleaning mixture to soak for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Then dry it thoroughly with a prepared towel. Be sure the golden contacts aren’t moist.
  • Afterward, put all the details back in the proper position and try printing again.

There is not a very high chance to get rid of the Canon mx922 error code b200 by yourself, but there is one. Many users share their good practice in fixing the error code by cleaning the print head.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does b200 mean on my Canon printer?

In most cases, Canon mx922 error code b200 signifies that there is a faulty print head as well as a faulty or dried-up ink cartridge.

  1. What are the root causes of having b200 error in the Canon Pixma Mx 922 Printer?
  • full ink waste tank
  • overheating of the printer head
  • faulty cartridges
  • dried-up cartridges
  • jammed carriage
  • faulty or outdated printer drivers
  1. How to fix the Canon b200 Error Code?
  • by restarting the printer
  • by reloading/updating the printer driver
  • by reinstalling/replacing ink cartridges
  • by cleaning the print head (automatically or manually)
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Although there is no guarantee that you will never face the error code b200 on your Canon printer again, you can try to protect the device from its occurrence through regular use and proper maintenance. However, you need to remember not to do any repair work if your printer is under warranty, as you may damage the machine and the warranty will be canceled. In this case, you’d better contact Canon printer support for assistance.

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