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Canon Pixma MP240, Error 5200

Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by manta, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Oct 28, 2009
    manta

    manta Newbie to Printing

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    Dear All,
    I have a Canon Pixma MP240, and I refill the tank by myself following the two guides

    http://www.refillinstructions.com/Canon/C31.htm

    http://www.refillinstructions.com/Canon/C32.htm


    So, the first time everything went ok, both for the color and for the black cartdriges. The second time I had to refill the black though, something did not go correctly, and when I was trying to print this page

    http://www.refillinstructions.com/black.htm

    the printer was actually printing half of it and then it stopped, returning a Service Error 5200.
    I turned off the printer, waited 30 minutes and then it was working again, but differently. So, when I have to print 3-4 pages, it goes ok, but when there are more pages, it prints ok the first 5-6 and then it starts to print 'lines' and finally completely blank pages. If then I wait for few minutes, it will then print again few pages correctly and so on..

    I read that the error 5200 is about the printer head, so I should probably remove it and clean it. Is there a guide on how to remove and clean it. Also, when I refill the tanks, how much ml of ink should i put inside, considering that the tank are those found when buying the printer brand new (i.e. probably with lower capacity)?

    Thanks, hope you can help me

    Marco
     
  2. Oct 28, 2009
    manta

    manta Newbie to Printing

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    well, now it does not print anything more in black...
     
  3. Oct 28, 2009
    embguy

    embguy Printer Guru

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    According to the error code, http://pixma.ulmb.com/?p=226, the error #5200 means "Print head temperature rise error".

    Some of the nozzles of your printer are clogged. The print head will overheat because it does not have ink going through the nozzles to cool it. This explains that your printer prints again after cooling. But you continued to print repeatedly, the print head may have been destroyed due to overheating. Printing solid color on Canon printer, while the print head is clogged, is the quickest way to kill a print head. This kind of instruction may work for other printers. But it is certainly NOT for the Canon printers.

    When a Canon print head is clogged, only printing nozzle check is allowed. Otherwise, you are putting your print head at risk. Trust me because I killed an i550 print head this way while learning how to unclog print head:(...

    What is the error code now?

    Do a nozzle check. Is your printer print anything?
     
  4. Oct 28, 2009
    manta

    manta Newbie to Printing

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    So, noozle check is not that bad. There should be 7 lines, 1 for black and 2 for each color (cyan, magenta and yellow in order)

    http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/6527/22783724.jpg

    So I have the 6 lines for colors, not the first one for black, and those for colors are perfect..what do you suggest?
     
  5. Oct 29, 2009
    ghwellsjr

    ghwellsjr Printer Master Platinum Printer Member

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    In your image, I see two nozzle checks, the one on the left is perfect, the one on the right had multiple problems. Since I cannot understand any languages other than English, I cannot read the text under them. What do they say?

    Someone recently posted a similar problem to yours and continued to try to use the printer and ended up with the printhead melted right down into the printer so the whole printer was destroyed. Be careful.

    EDIT: I found the post:

    http://www.nifty-stuff.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=27865#p27865
     
  6. Oct 29, 2009
    embguy

    embguy Printer Guru

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    Is the right nozzle check what you are getting on your printer? If not, please upload the one produced from your printer
    My guess it is not from your printer because it does not match what you described!

    Do you get anything at all on the black?
     
  7. Oct 29, 2009
    manta

    manta Newbie to Printing

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    So, the image I posted is just the image the printer software produces when doing the nozzle check. It's an example of how the nozzle check should be, saying that the left image is a good result and the right image is a bad result. My result is very strange. It is very similar to the left image, but without the first line at all (the one for black). The other lines are perfect. What I do not understand is why I get at the left of these 6 lines the black/grey bands, but I do not get the first line (the one referring to the black color). Hope you understand what I said. Also, is there a guide on how to remove and clean the print head?
     
  8. Oct 29, 2009
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    The part of the nozzle check at the top which produces a grid pattern is made from your PG-210 cartridge which has pigment black ink in it. The black blocks to the left and below are made by printing all three dye ink colors which comes out black.

    You probably can get your printer to work again simply by buying a new Canon PG-210 cartridge but you should first see if your purge unit is working. Put some window cleaner or water on the pads where the print head parks, close the lid until all the noise stops, then re-open it and see if the liquid has been sucked away.

    Let us know.
     
  9. Oct 30, 2009
    manta

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    alright, how can I put the water over there? Also, should I remove the print head? And in case I also need to clean the print head, how to remove it?
     
  10. Oct 30, 2009
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    Use a syringe with a needle or if you don't have one, try an eye dropper, or just use a pinched off straw. You don't need to remove anything when you do this. I don't think this printer has a separate print head. Aren't the nozzles built into the cartridges?
     

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