Question about Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Canon IPixma 4200 Won't Power On (occassional)

Printer works fine when it works but every several months or so, it will fail to power on even though there is power at the outlet...I have even checked with a volt meter at the printer end of the power cord. The switch doesn't light even when held in. This situation may last for anywhere from a few hours to several days. Anyone ever hear of this problem? How can I open the case to access the back of the switch? (Case has no screws or other fasteners)

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 390 Answers
Re: Canon IPixma 4200 Won't Power On (occassional)

Go on an elimination hunt. Try connecting to a new power outlet altogether. If no go, try turning off and removing all cords, usb etc, reconnect. Then try uninstalling and reinstalling the printer to see if this corrects it. Post agian if no good.

Posted on Aug 25, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When trying to transfer photos printer was fine, then transferred everything on its memory even though we already had it then kept asking to load memorycard when it was already in wont acknowledge any

Power off the printer and wait for 2 minutes.
Power the printer back up and access it thru the PC controls software and try to print something that way.
if this is no good , then I would access the printers web site at ;

Jan 13, 2012 | Canon MP490 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

I have a canon IP 4200 printer. The ink cartridge light on the Magenta ink cartridge doesn't work so it won't accept/recognize that a new ink cartridge has been installed. Is this something that...

It sounds as though you have a break in the carriage ribbon cable. A new carriage would hopefully cure it but its just possible the logic board has failed and is not sending any signal to the magenta ink tank. Its certainly repairable but you would need to know the costs and the labour charge to see if its worthwhile.

Aug 27, 2011 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Our Canon jx210p fax keeps saying "chk printer

Cause Action Movement of the Holder is blocked. Clear the paper jam or foreign object that is preventing the Holder from moving, then turn off the machine and turn it back on again. There may be an obstruction that is not allowing the Holder mechanism to move. Check for any obstruction (paper clip, small object, etc.) and also that the protective tape are removed from the FINE Cartridge. Check also for a paper jam and clear the jam if necessary . Then press [Stop/Reset] and start again. The FINE Cartridge may be defective. Press [Stop/Reset]. Reinstall the FINE Cartridge (see Prepare the Machine ) and start again.In either case, if the error does not clear, try unplugging the fax. Wait several minutes, then plug it back in. Also, try replacing the FINE Cartridge with a new one. An error requiring servicing might have occurred. Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. After a while, plug the power cord of the machine back in and turn on the machine. If the same error occurs, contact the service center.

Jul 26, 2011 | Canon FAX JX210P All-In-One Inkjet Printer

3 Answers

No installer for Canon 4200

You can download the drivers off the Canon website. My fiance' has a Pixma 4200 and I was able to download the driver there a few months ago.

Jul 23, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Canon PIXMA MP110 printer will not switch on

canon MP 160 printer not working while switch on, power does not glow.


Jun 07, 2009 | Canon Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

Canon i560s Power

Hi Dave,

It surely sounds like a strange issue as everything was working fine when you packed your printer.
In this kind of a scenario i will give you few steps and you can try them out.

- Unplugg the power cord and the data cord from the printer. ( I mean it should not be connected to the power and to the computer )
- Press and hold the power button on the printer for 20 seconds. ( You wont feel anything happening, its a way to drain out static charges from the printer )

- Plug in the power cord from both ends and make sure that its fitted properly.
- Try a different power outlet
- You may not have another power cord, if you have one try that as well.

Hope that this resolves your issue or you may have to take it back to the manufacturer.


Nov 28, 2007 | Canon BubbleJet i560 InkJet Printer

4 Answers

Will not turn on MP830

I just had the same thing happen to me. There was a lightning storm here on Saturday night so, even though I have a surge protector, I assume that it took a surge. HERE IS THE SOLUTION! If you unplug the printer (pull the plug!) for at least 20 minutes (which lets the system discharge)then plug it back in, the system is allowed to reset and will fire back up when you press the power button. I know the above post is 3 weeks old, but I'm hoping this will help other searchers like me as well.

Aug 07, 2007 | Canon PIXMA MP830 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Printer suddenly dead

It's possible the power supply died, however, there is a 3amp fuse on the slide in power unit that could have blown. I would check it before taking it to the recycling pile. If you mess with it be careful around capacitors, they'll hold a charge even if not connect to power for several days.

Nov 24, 2006 | Canon BubbleJet i560 InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer Logo

Related Topics:

125 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Printers & Copiers Experts


Level 3 Expert

94267 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1325 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Canon Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides