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My canon mp830

Keeps sending error 5200 and also saying incorrect print head?

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  • fairytops Aug 22, 2008

    Error copde 5200 has appeard on the screen.

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    same problem over here

  • jzchoinv Nov 24, 2008

    I keep having to unplug the printer & plug it back in to get it to work. And that sometimes still doesn't work.

  • mrscameron Dec 11, 2008

    Same thing happening to me!

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    i am getting a replace print head and i just did so why do i still have the alarm evey time



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Error code 5200 means the print head temperature is too high. The only was to resolve this error is either replace the print head or replace the logic board. The print head is available, part number QY6-0061 but you will struggle to find a logic board. The only other thing you can try is resetting the EEPROM on the logic board, this sometimes clears the error. A service manual will show you how to do this:

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I replaced the print head & it worked.

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I have an Canon MP 830 with error 5200. What can I do to fix it myself?

The error 5200 is either print head overheated or the logic board is faulty.

If it overheated, there might be burn marks on it somewhere or some distortion due to excessive heat.

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Canon pixma 830 code error 5200

This is a print head problem. The MP830 seems to get them quite often - possibly made worse by using generic inks. Try removing the print head (instructions are in the quick setup guide) and cleaning with alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol may be better than ethyl alcohol if you can find it. You may have to leave the head soaking overnight. Make sure it is completely dry before reassembling. Good luck!

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Returning an error 5200 on my canon MP830 printer

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Canon support suggests that perhaps your print head needs to be reseated. This would be too complicated to explain, plus the documentation at Canon support has pictures to help you perform this task.

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Incorrect printhead

It just means that the printhead is defective, All of the Canon machines say that when the printhead goes out.

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Incorrect print head for mp830

Yes, that happens when the printhead goes bad. You need a new printhead, QY6-0061-000
around $40.00.

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