20 Most Recent Canon PIXMA MP540 All-In-One InkJet Printer Questions & Answers


I'd tried cleaning/deep cleaning a billion times and it was never getting any better, and my ink levels were just being depleted from the process. STRESSFUL. But actually after calling in, I was asked to check whether there was a slit above the ink label (like an upside down L) on the large black cartridge, and I had to remove a bit of a packaging sticker to see if it was there. It was this sticker remnant that was actually blocking the slit and stopping cartridge from being used properly. I don't know how this works exactly but that's how it went down. After removing the sticker, it printed black like a charm.
SO, if you've tried cleaning more than should be necessary and it's not a problem with the print head, it might just be a bit of sticker that is causing your problem. Thought I'd share, just in case.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Jan 24, 2016


not the printhead
clean the ink absorbers located at the right side
bottom remove them and put them in can with water
also the transparant flaps in front of the absorbers

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Dec 08, 2015


Please turn off wait 2 minutes then turn back on.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Jul 10, 2015


that will be in page setup that usually pops up before being sent to printer

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Apr 25, 2015


The printer is no longer any good. I called cannon and they advised me that it was not repairable. they did offer a discount on a new printer. Hope this helps.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Dec 12, 2014


B200 error on a Canon Printer generally means a permanent failure of the print head caused by overheating (running out of ink and ignoring the message and printing further).
A costly mistake.
In the future, do not print after the first message to change an ink tank. Simply replace it as new heads are very pricey.

But a new head is still cheaper than a new printer, so if the rest of the printer/Scanner still works well (or I should say that it did before the B200 error, as that is a "show stopper!", and the printer will not operate further once this error is detected. Only a new head will restore the printer to working), buy a new head.

Sometimes the head is damaged, but no fault error is generated and the printer simply prints nothing on the paper, (or missing one colour or some Pixels and cleaning does not help), but thinks it is. I am sure that this is just that the fault detection is simply not sophisticated enough to detect some errors.

For example, it can detect a shorted head element, but not an open circuit problem for example!! Just guessing though!!

Canon keeps the actual reason for many errors secret, I personally do not know why.....this is one of those errors.....

By the way, second hand heads on ebay are generally a waste of time unless you can go there and test the head before buying, which is very unlikely.....Only buy Brand new Canon heads, with a guarantee and still sealed in the original bag, check at purchase time....from a reputable dealer.anon printers showing this error with

I have fixed several Canon printers with a new head. MG5xxx for example, but I cannot guarantee the fix for simply any printer, its only my limited experience that has been tested....

Best of luck.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Dec 10, 2014


Try to press down on the sponge to get it to work again. It may be a waste toner issue, which generally is repaired at an authorized service center for canon by contacting 1-800-OK CANON or logging on to canonusa.com.

Good luck on this.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Oct 02, 2014


B200 is print head overheating error. Find details here:
Canon E200

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Aug 08, 2014


Error U063 appears when the printer detected that the ink cartridge was refilled or the ink level reach its limit.
To remove this error you need to reset your printer. Follow this procedure
1. Disconnect the printers power outlet. 2. Press and hold the STOP/RESET button (red circle with a triangle) while connecting the power outlet back. 3. While holding the STOP/RESET button, press and hold the POWER button 4. Release the STOP/RESET button while still holding the POWER button 5. While still holding the POWER button, press the STOP/RESET button twice 6. Release the power button 7. When the indicator light COPY Green - press STOP / RESET button 4 times 8. Restart your printer.
Let me know how it goes.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Aug 01, 2014


B200 error means "Print head Temperature exceeded". In your to solve your problem you need to perform a printer reset. Click Here to view the Canon reset guide or you can follow the steps below:

1) Hold the On/Off button for 1 sec. until the printer shuts off.
2) Unplug the USB cable and then the power cord.
3) Press the power button for 1 sec.
4) Wait 10 minutes, then plug the power cord back in and then the USB cable.
5) Press the power button to turn it on again.


I hope this information will be helpful. Thank you for using FixYa!

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Jan 14, 2014


If it has an automatic document feeder use it. If it does not have an ADF you will have to scan them one at a time.

Canon PIXMA... | Answered on Nov 26, 2013

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