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canon ip4300 service error b200

Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by kwajong, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Mar 31, 2009
    kwajong

    kwajong Newbie to Printing

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    Hello

    My canon ip4300 inkjet does nothing it only flashes a green and amber light
    and i do get the message service error b200

    can anyone tell what this message means?
    and more important what can I do about this proble?

    does this printer have a kind of backup batery inside?

    please make me happy and help me
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    embguy

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    Found an non-English forum on error b200.

    http://translate.google.ca/translat...=result&prev=/search?q=ip4300+b200&hl=en&sa=G

    An Amazon review on a new MX850 with b200 error. Canon supported sent a new print head. http://www.amazon.com/review/ROF3V74PLZPR6/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#ROF3V74PLZPR6

    All my search, b200 error indicates a dead print head.
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    websnail

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    Quick word of warning for you... If the printhead is reported as dead don't try to revive it... Get it the hell out of there fast.

    There's a number of reports on here (including one of my own) where the printhead died and took the printer with it... Testing that printhead in another printer killed the second printer too... So be warned..
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    PeterBJ

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    The simplified service manual for iP4300 is here: http://www.gondack.com.ar/media/useruploads/files/ip4300-ssm.pdf

    On page 9 you find a list of service errors. B200 means VH monitor error, and the printhead should be replaced. I wonder if VH means Voltage High/Head? That could mean a short circuit in the printhead, so maybe the main board is ruined as well? It is always a gamble to replace a printhead. You risk the printer burns out the new printhead.

    But the printer uses PGI-5/CLI-8 cartridges that have a fair capacity and are easily refillable, and use the same printhead as iP5200 which is much faster than the iP4200, so I consider it one of the best 5 cartridge printers from Canon and I would personally try a new printhead, if a resonably priced unit can be found. The Canon part number for the printhead is QY6-0061, so you can use that in a Google search.

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