An introduction to Canon Error Codes

Like other brands, Canon copiers and printers are equipped with a mechanism to check the condition of the machine. It runs a check as needed, and will indicate an error in the control panel upon detention.

If an error is detected, the machine may be reset by turning it off and then on; however, this does not apply to E000, E001, E002, E003, E004, E005, E013, E020 or E717, preventing the user from casually resetting the machine when the fault is serious e.g., melting of the thermistor; otherwise, the fixing heater would overheat or toner would flow out of the hopper. If fault is identified as E000 through E003, the power switch will automatically go off in some models in 30 seconds if it is turned on. In the case of E004, power switch will go off in about 3 seconds. An authorized technician should reset E000, E002, E003, E004, E005, E013, E020 or E717. The table that follow indicate the nature and timing of detection of each error.

E000 to E399               Codes relating to the copier
E400 to E499               Codes relating to the feeder
E500 to E514               Codes relating to the finisher
E530 to E595               Codes relating to the finisher
E5F0 to E5f9               Codes relating to the saddle stitcher
E601 to E830               Codes relating to the copier

Canon B200 Error , How To Vanquish

The Canon B200 error certainly ranks as one of the more common issues and certainly one of the most the bedeviling error codes a Canon user will come across. First, let's look at the root of the error message so we may bring to light the variety of possible solutions.
If you have read other portions of this website, you may already know of the fork in the road in inkjet-based printing. One path is the HP-based Pizeo-electric crystal approach. A Pizeo-crystal vibrates when electricity is applied to it. This creates a push and pull of the ink to the media. Contrast this to the Canon bubble jet system.
Imagine if you will on an ultra-fine scale, the rubber nipple on a baby bottle. If you have ever overheated a baby's bottle, you have already experienced the baby's forthcoming meal shooting out the top of the nipple like some miniature Mount Vesuvius. While the thermodynamic law in a baby bottles application is messy and annoying, Canon engineers use the principle for printing.
 In comparison to HP ink, the ink supply for a Canon printer is much thicker and more like oil, almost tar like. Behind the nipple is an electrical resistor that produces heat. Therefore, the same thermodynamic laws apply, and a droplet of ink 'bubbles out' of the nozzle.
The resistor needs electricity from a high-voltage section and feedback from the printhead about what is going on in the active bubble land. When something has gone awry in this sub process, the
canon b200 error error occurs.
Canon b200 Error, Troubleshooting
Replace ink cartridges if they are empty
At the risk of stating the obvious (frequently not so obvious in the heat of the moment), find out if the ink cartridges are empty. When in doubt, try a new cartridge to fix
canon error b200.
A data cable of print head is open
Did you just replace an ink cartridge? Perhaps you shifted a data cable to the print head.
Bad power adapter
Is the power supply (internal or external) failing to generate enough electrical juice to get the resistors hot enough for the laws of thermodynamics to occur (creating a bubble of ink).
Replace printhead if it is damaged or not a part of the ink cartridge
It should be noted that for the Canon printers that use a separate (not integrated) printhead, there is a finite lifespan to the dozens of microsizedbaby bottle nipples. Just like the kids bottle, the rubber/silicon nozzle does wear out.
Turn off the printer for some time
In other troubleshooting tips here at we have advised any inkjet printer not seeing regular usage to run a test print page. For those of you making heavy usage of a Canon inkjet printer, consider getting a coffee break, while giving your printer a break too. This will avoid saturating the printhead with heat, prolonging useful service life.
Update the printer driver to fix Canon error b200
If you have followed all this and you're still screaming, "no joy!” From the printer menu (not computer) push the buttons to get a demo or test page. If everything is hunky-dory when you do this, however, you get the service error code B200 when you try to produce something productive, odds are good, the print driver the computer is using has gone south (corrupt).
 When printing on a network, a corrupt printer driver can spread like an unwanted virus. Depending on the network, a driver that has gone rogue may be seen as an updated driver, which network will 'helpfully spread' as an update.

Konica Minolta C652 Color Copier Review

Konica Minolta C652 is a color photocopy machine. It uses electrostatic laser copy method for copying and printing. Color copy/print speed is 65 for A4 monochrome and 50 CPM for color. It can magnify the prints from 25% to 400%.
The copier guarantee period is 5 years or 3,500,000 prints. Black toner cartridges prints 45,000 A4 size paper at 7% while color toners print about 27000 pages. Toner can be replaced by users in a very simple way. Just open the front door, release the cartridge liver and pull in out to replace with a new one. The machine does not recycle the waste toner, so waste toner box must be cleaned/replaced every 57000 copies.
User can change many other parts himself without calling a technician. These parts are prepared as a kit and should be replaced as a set of two parts listed below:
Imaging unit K + Color toner filter
Fusing Unit + Ozone filter
Transfer Belt Unit + Transfer Roller unit.
The machine is equipped with printing option. Print resolution is equivalent to 1800X600 dpi using PCL 6 c and postscript 3 page description languages.

Printer Problems, How to fix them

 In this article I'm going to explain common printer problems and their solutions. Before we go into the details, following advance checks must be made. Check to see if:

  • The power supply voltage meets the specification.
  • The power supply is properly grounded
  • The printer shares the power supply with any other machine that draws large current intermittently (air conditioner, elevator etc).
  • The installation site is environmentally appropriate: high temperature, high humidity, direct sunlight, ventilation, etc.
  • Levelness of the installation site.
  • Correct paper is being used for printing.
  • The units, parts, and supplies used for printing (developer, PC drum, etc.) are properly replenished and replaced when they reach the end of their useful service life.
  • Toner is not running out.
Printer problems can be divided into two categories:
  • Hardware Problems
  • Connectivity Problems
To determine the problem type, print “status page” from the printer control panel. If it prints without any problem then problem is in the hardware. 

Hardware Related Problems.

Below is a list of common hardware problems. Printer troubleshooting, especially hardware repairing should always be done by a professional, however simple problems can be solved with very little efforts by end-user.
  • Incomplete Characters
Incompletely printed characters on laser-printed transparencies be corrected by adjusting the print density. Always use recommended printing material to obtain good print quality.
  • Ghosting
Ghost images appear on the printed page because of bad cleaning blade or improper charging of the drum unit. Ghost images appear on the next printed page if cleaning blade does not clean the drum surface. Drum/ photoconductor is very sensitive to light, so special care should taken while pulling it out.
  • Creased Pages
Most common cause of paper creases is damp paper. If the creases are noticeable, replace the paper, if problem persists check all the potential causes of misfeeds, paper jams and skewed prints. No hardware solution exists for this problem. This is simply a side effect of the process.
  • Black Pages
A broken charging unit causes a totally black page print. Try removing and reinstalling the print cartridge or photoconductor unit, the electrical contacts between the removable unit and the main part of the printer may not be connecting properly, otherwise replace the print cartridge/photoconductor unit with a new one.
  • Spotty Print
If spots appear at regular intervals on the printout, the printer’s drum may be damaged or toner is stuck onto the fuser rollers. Try wiping off the fuser rollers. Check the drum for damage. If drum is damaged, you must get a new toner cartridge.
  • Vertical White Lines
If you find you have white stripes throughout the printout, then the transfer corona wire is most likely the problem. There may be a problem getting the charge to the paper, resulting in toner missing on the page in areas. Otherwise there is blockage in the developer unit preventing a small area on the developer roller from receiving toner. Clean the path between the developing roller and the “doctor blade” with the corner of a sheet of paper if developing unit is user removable part, but this is not possible on printers using print cartridges.
  • Paper Jams
A misfeed occurs if the printer fails to feed a sheet of paper from the paper feeder. Misfeeds are generally caused by paper which is unsuitable for the printer, either because it is too light, too heavy, or too smooth, however misfeeds do occur with the correct paper. Old or dirty feeding rollers may cause misfeeds. Clean the feeding roller rubber with water and cloth. 
  • Garbled or Corrupted output
If you experience corrupted output, it is possible that the driver has gone corrupt or that you have wrong driver installed. One of the best ways to find out if you have a bad driver is to print a test page. To print a test page go to the "Control panel" in Windows, open "Printers and Faxes", Right click the printer, choose properties, and click "Print test page". If test page is not printed correctly than you should try to reinstall the driver.
  • Fuzzy Print
Low quality or dump paper may effects sharpness of the printed image or the characters. The problem is not the printer, but the paper. Always store paper in a dry place to avoid this problem. Avoid paper that is too rough too smooth. Paper that’s too rough interferes with fusing of characters and their initial definition. If the paper is too smooth (like some coated papers, for example), it might feed improperly, causing distorted or overwritten characters.
  • Blank Printouts
There are two main caused of blank printouts in inkjet printers:
    1. Low ink level
    2. Clogged nozzle of the ink cartridges
If the ink is at an acceptable level, the nozzles have probably become clogged. To unclog the nozzle, dip a cotton swab in denatured alcohol and gently wipe away any dried ink. In laser printers a broken corotron wire may cause no print out.
  • Light Ghosting and Dark Ghosting
A variety of problems can cause both light and dark ghosting, but the most common source of light ghosting is developer starvation. If you ask a laser printer to print an extremely dark or complex image, it can use up so much toner that the toner cartridge won’t be able to charge enough toner to print the next image. The proper solution is to use less toner by using low resolution, changing the pattern and printing a completely blank page prior to the page with the ghosting image.
  • Confetti Printouts
Printouts with ink speckles, or confetti, always indicate an ink problem. Over time, ink can escape into the body of an inkjet printer, eventually finding its way onto subsequent printouts. To fix or prevent speckling, clean the insides of the printer with a damp cloth. Wrong Colors in Printouts Sometimes, a inkjet printers produce printing using the wrong color. Low ink may cause it, it the color cartridge are full than try to clean the nozzles with a cotton swab dipped in denatured alcohol.  
Smudges on Printouts
Smudges on printouts are most often caused by the user touching the printout before the ink has dried. So be aware of it. You may also face this if printer is dirty or nozzles are worn-out. You must replace the worn-out nozzles because they can't be repaired.

Connectivity Related Problems:

Before troubleshooting connectivity related problems, make sure that
  • Your printer is the selected printer in the Print dialog.
  • Select it from the Printer pop-up menu if you do not find it listed.
  • Take care that your operating software is up-to-date.
  • Ensure that you are using the manufacturer's latest printer driver.
  • Try deleting and then re-adding your printer through the Printer Setup Utility.
  • Check the cable connections, line voltage etc.
  • The printer is "Online".
  • Wrong paper size selection in printer driver may also be a cause of print failure.
  • Printer and PC network cards should be able to communicate with each other to complete a print job. Check connectivity between both printer and PC. (see How to).
  • Spooling function saves the print job to hard disk of the printer in a queue eliminating delay in print jobs. Check the properties of the printer and ensure that spooling is enables.

HP Error Codes

02-Warming Up Mode
HP 2, 3, 4, 2D, 3 D
·         I/O Cable is bad or hooked up incorrectly
·         Communication problem between computer and printer
·         Bad DC controller
·         Bad Fuser Assembly
·         Bad DC Power Supply
HP 3Si, 4 Si
·         Defective display cable or formatter PCA
·         Bad Fuser Assembly
·         Bad DC Controller
HP 4V, 5 Si
·         Defective parts such as: Fuser, PCA board, DC controller
·         I/O cable is hooked up incorrectly or bad interface in computer
·         Bad fuser assembly
·         Paper or paper tray empty or not seated correctly
·         Paper tray sensor arm stuck or broken
·         Defective tray size sensing or configuration
·         Defective paper control or sensor PCA
·         Paper cassette is empty or missing
·         Tray 1 is empty
·         Tray 2 is empty
·         Paper path door or top cover open
·         Toner cartridge missing
·         Toner cartridge no seated in printer
·         External fuser access door not closed
·         Tab missing on top cover
·         Bad DC controller
HP 3Si, 4 Si
·         PS1 Malfunction
·         Fuser bulb burned out
·         Bad DC controller
HP 4, 4 +, 5
·         Plunger missing on top cover
·         Paper control P.C.A malfunction
·         Bad top cover switch
·         Front door open sensor
·         Toner cartridge micro switch malfunction
·         DC controller PCA malfunction
HP 2P, 2P+, 3P, 4P
·         Printer door open
·         DC power supply malfunction
·         Replace DC Power supply
·         External fuser door open
·         Defective fan
·         Sensor switch for the door is dirty or needs to replace
·         Bad high voltage power supply
HP 4P, 5P
·         Top cover open
·         No toner cartridge
·         Bad toner cartridge
·         Defective interlock switch assembly
·         Bad DC controller
·         Part of the top door that pushes the plunger down is broken
·         Top door switch is broken
·         Not toner cartridge
·         Bad DC controller
·         Out of sec media
·         Pick up roller came out of place
·         Paper cassette not load correctly
·         Dirty or obstructed paper.
·         Work pick up roller and separation pad
·         Wrong length paper or incorrect software paper size selected
·         Defective exit sensor
·         Defective input sensor doesn’t sense paper out
·         Paper cassettes not correctly loaded
·         Bad Solenoid operation
·         Bad dear or dears in driven train
·         Bad main motor or drive circuit