Canon MG5250 B200 error

roytom2
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I’ve had this error before on another Canon Printer and following advice from the web was able to rectify it. However, in this case I can’t seem to solve it.
The advice given is (whilst the printer is turned off - Unplugged ) to move the carriage to the central position, leave the lid open and then turn the printer on and close the lid before the cartridge carriage moves to the right hand side. However, this time it doesn’t work.
Any suggestions?

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  • Neil_Jones
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    B200 is a print head error.  It may be as simple as being blocked to lack of (or over) use.
  • interstellaflyer
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    edited 31 January at 8:37PM
    B200 is a print head error.  It may be as simple as being blocked to lack of (or over) use.
    B200 generally means the printhead is dead electrically, nothing to do with being blocked regardless of what the error code information says, if it was blocked the printer would still go through the motions of printing but nothing would come out on the page.  The printhead on those machines is a consumable and can easily be replaced by the user, the question is on such an old printer, is it worth it?
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  • Neil_Jones
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    edited 31 January at 10:34PM
    Regrettably half my post went walkies between composing and posting, as I was revising and I didn't realise until after the event...  My bad.

    I was going to go on and say it usually means the head is terminal but on a lot of Canon printers they tend to be on the cartridge, so if this is the case for that printer (which it looks like it is) a replacement cartridge may solve it.  If it doesn't then it usually terminal and is probably on a one way trip to the electrical items section of the local refuse depot.

    Its a 15 year old printer at least.
  • cerebus
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    It appears it has a separate print head which is around 25 quid from ebay 

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DFMzapJjIwI

    Apparently this is a different model but the same way to remove

    I would be tempted to remove it , give it a check and clean before deciding whether it's worth replacing it , especially as it might not work

    The one advantage of having an older printer is the ink is generally cheap!
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