Canon Pro 10s 10 Orange Flashes 10 White Flashes

Hector1970

EOS R
CR Pro
Mar 22, 2012
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462
Hi
Just on the off chance someone has good advice.
My Canon Pro 10 is 5 years old. It's been use a good bit but not excessively.
Its flashing 10 orange and 10 white flashes
Canon's errors is not very descriptive it says
B200Ten (10)
  • Turn off the printer, and unplug the power cord of the printer from the power supply.
That doesn't really do anything.
It happened a few weeks ago.
Somewhere someone suggested so a button combination, i can't remember what it was and can't find it again.
It seemed to reset the error but its reoccured.
My rough understanding if its a printer head its hardly worth fixing. It would almost be cheaper to replace it.
Seems an awful waste (its a very heavy printer0..

When it occured last time and I managed to stop it it printed fine.If the Head is gone it still seems to work.
A bit annoying you can't override these types of errors. Fine if the print is bad afterwards its warned you there's an issue.
Just turning it into a brick is annoying.
 

Hector1970

EOS R
CR Pro
Mar 22, 2012
1,263
462
Hi
Just on the off chance someone has good advice.
My Canon Pro 10 is 5 years old. It's been use a good bit but not excessively.
Its flashing 10 orange and 10 white flashes
Canon's errors is not very descriptive it says
B200Ten (10)
  • Turn off the printer, and unplug the power cord of the printer from the power supply.
That doesn't really do anything.
It happened a few weeks ago.
Somewhere someone suggested so a button combination, i can't remember what it was and can't find it again.
It seemed to reset the error but its reoccured.
My rough understanding if its a printer head its hardly worth fixing. It would almost be cheaper to replace it.
Seems an awful waste (its a very heavy printer0..

When it occured last time and I managed to stop it it printed fine.If the Head is gone it still seems to work.
A bit annoying you can't override these types of errors. Fine if the print is bad afterwards its warned you there's an issue.
Just turning it into a brick is annoying.
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When I press support I seem to get a Japanese website
 

privatebydesign

EOS-1D X Mark III
CR Pro
Jan 29, 2011
9,684
4,194
I found this

“ I unplugged the unit, held the power button down for at least 30 seconds (was probably about a minute), while STILL HOLDING THE POWER BUTTON DOWN plugged the unit back in and kept holding the power button down for at least another 30 seconds (likely was more like a minute), while doing this the power LED was solid white the entire time... then while still holding down the power button also pressed and held the feed button for at least another 30 seconds (holding both down). Upon releasing the two buttons the printer appeared to be off.

I turned the printer back on and, lo and behold, it started up and performed a lengthy self clean cycle and functioned as normal.”

Here https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/...ters/PIXMA-PRO-10-Error-Code-B200/td-p/190970

And this modified version:

1. Unplugged the printer
2. Held the power button down for 30 seconds
3. Plugged in power cable (then turned power bar on, to be safe), but continued to hold down power button for another 30 seconds
4. Released power button, power light was solid white (no blinking), and went through some process on its own for 3 minutes or so
5. Power button stayed lit solid white, then I printed a document as a test (slow printing, but then this is for pictures; the doc was just a printing test).
 

Hector1970

EOS R
CR Pro
Mar 22, 2012
1,263
462
I found this

“ I unplugged the unit, held the power button down for at least 30 seconds (was probably about a minute), while STILL HOLDING THE POWER BUTTON DOWN plugged the unit back in and kept holding the power button down for at least another 30 seconds (likely was more like a minute), while doing this the power LED was solid white the entire time... then while still holding down the power button also pressed and held the feed button for at least another 30 seconds (holding both down). Upon releasing the two buttons the printer appeared to be off.

I turned the printer back on and, lo and behold, it started up and performed a lengthy self clean cycle and functioned as normal.”

Here https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/...ters/PIXMA-PRO-10-Error-Code-B200/td-p/190970

And this modified version:

1. Unplugged the printer
2. Held the power button down for 30 seconds
3. Plugged in power cable (then turned power bar on, to be safe), but continued to hold down power button for another 30 seconds
4. Released power button, power light was solid white (no blinking), and went through some process on its own for 3 minutes or so
5. Power button stayed lit solid white, then I printed a document as a test (slow printing, but then this is for pictures; the doc was just a printing test).
Thanks it was something like that I did previously. I appreciate you spending the time to look it up.
That's its happened again so soon is maybe not a good sign.
Seems a pity you can't just slot a printhead out and replace it with a new one.
Looking at websites its seems to be not cost effective to get it repaired if it is a printhead.
Canon should be more environmentally concerned.
I'll give it a go. You never know till you try.
 

LDS

EOS 5D Mark IV
Sep 14, 2012
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247
Seems a pity you can't just slot a printhead out and replace it with a new one.
Actually the Pro-10 has a user-replaceable print-head - you should have installed it yourself when you set up the printer. Just I don't know if Canon does make them available to users.
 

privatebydesign

EOS-1D X Mark III
CR Pro
Jan 29, 2011
9,684
4,194
The print heads are around $200 Part # QY6-0085-000 and are pretty widely available.

Having said that, and having replaced more than a couple of print heads, I’d be very reluctant to do that on a printer that is not showing a specific print head error and is capable of printing properly at times, simply because it could be something else entirely, dampers, feed errors, registration errors etc etc.
 
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Hector1970

EOS R
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Mar 22, 2012
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Thanks for that. The printer did stop flashing and work after the button pressing but maybe is on its way out. I'll have to see.
Yes the printer head is removable, I had forgotten that I had to install it in the first place.
Good to know the part. It's an option at least.
 
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