Question about Canon PIXMA MP540 All-In-One InkJet Printer

3 Answers

B200 error Canon Mp540

I have got a Canon Mp540 printer. I have received two weeks ago the following message: B200. I cleared the error, but the printing is wrong. The printer is working, but after printing the paper is white.
Has anybody idea?


Posted by on


3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 70 Answers

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

Posted on Sep 30, 2011

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer


Posted on Jul 25, 2013


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.


    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers

Hi, I have two Canon MG5350 Printers, both have printhead problems. One has the dreaded B200, the other works fine, but does not put any ink on the paper, but appears to "think" that everything is great!!
Please note that swapping the print heads, swaps the problem, so both problems are 100% printhead problems, not printer problems per se.
I have cleaned both printheads in water, but the problems remain exactly the same.
I have ordered a new printhead and will test it in both units to see if it fixes both problems. I am assuming for the moment that it will.
I will post again if anything else happens.

Posted on Aug 08, 2014

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

3 Answers

Error B200

Get steps to Fix Canon Printer Error Code B200 instantly. Watch below video to learn how to fix Error Code B200 on PIXMA Printer Call now +44-8000465291 for instant Printer help.

For 4+ Cartridge Printers:

Step1:-Remove All Printer Cartridges.
Do remove the individual ink cartridges from your printer. This will be opening the lid of your printer and waiting for the cartridge cradle to be placed in the correct position.
Step2:-Remove the Print-head.
This is can be done by lifting the orange or gray locking lever on the side of the cartridge cradle and then gently lifting the print-head from the printer.
Get full Step by click below link

How to Fix Error Code B200 on Canon PIXMA Printers 44 8000465291

Feb 01, 2016 | Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

How do I clear a B200 error. I have turned printer of but error is still there

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.

Dec 09, 2014 | Canon PIXMA MP540 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

How do I clear a B200 error. I have turned printer of but error is still there

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.

Dec 09, 2014 | Canon PIXMA MP540 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

I'm getting a b200 error message and I MUST print tonight!

It is referenced on other message boards that the B200 error means "Printhead Temperature exceeded", which can be caused by an ink cartridge running out, yet the printer continues the operation. You could try unplugging the printer for a couple minutes to let it cool down, and try again. If it still has the error, you'll most likely have to send it in for repairs.

May 03, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP540 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

How do I fix my printer, it is showing B200 error?

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.

Feb 22, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP540 All-In-One InkJet...

3 Answers

Canon Printer Pixma MP540 with error code B200 - what can I do? Thank you for your support. Arthur

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

Good luck on this.

Feb 12, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP540 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Ho una canon mp 540 e sul display mi appare error B200

b200 is bad printerhead. I replaced mine and everything is working now.

Nov 18, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP540 All-In-One InkJet...

4 Answers

Error code B200 on a MX850, what do i do?

Best solution for B200 error code:

May 12, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PIXMA MP540 All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

24,577 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

2104 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Canon Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides