How to solve error code 5200 or P08 on Canon printers

 MAJ 25/11/14

This error indicate a printhead temperature rise error. In most cases, the printhead is defective. But try these solutions first:


Solution 1:
  • Power off the printer.
  • Wait 5 minutes.
  • Power on.

Solution 2:
  • Remove the cartridges
  • Remove the printhead
  • Restart the printer
  • Install the printhead and the cartridges

Solution 3 (for some Canon printers) (thanks to Pastmart):
  • Turn off the printer .
  • Press without release the Stop button.
  • Press the On button and hold it.
  • Release the Stop button.
  • Press Stop button 5 times then release the two buttons.
  • Led will blank and now reseting.
  • Computer will detect new hardware: ignore it.
  • Turn off the printer then turn it on.

Solution 4 (thanks to The Realist):
  • Turn your printer off
    Hold down the Reset button while pressing the On button.
  • While still holding down the On button release the Reset button
  • Press the Reset button twice.
  • Release the On button, led will flash and 0 will appear in the window. 
  • Press the reset button 4 times and the On button twice.
  • The printer will turn off.
  • Turn on

Solution 5:
  • The printhead need to be replaced
  • Or that's an electronic error

32 comments:

The Realist said...

This is all a scam by canon to get you to buy more of THEIR ink cartridges. If they, or one is empty you replace them your printer will work. If you use only black (with color turned off)and fill your own black as I do follow this:

1.) Turn your printer off
2.) Hold down the reset button while pressing the on button.
3.) while still holding down the on button release the reset button then press the reset button twice.
4.) release the on button it will flash and 0 will appear in the window. then press the reset button 4 times and the on button twice.Wait and the printer will turn off.
5.) turn printer back on let it go thru it's stuff. You can now print.

patsmart said...

1.)Turn off the printer .
2.)Press the Stop button for 2 second and hold it.
3.)Press the On button hold it and release the Stop button.
4.)Press Stop button 5 times then release together with the On button.
5.)Led skrin will blank and now reseting.
6.)Computer will detect new hardware juz ignore it.
7.)Turn off the printer then turn it On now the problem solved.
I try it works !
Thx http://amintohari.com/?p=144

andream123 said...

Thank you so much this worked! I almost went out to buy a new one after trying to fix it for 2 hours.

Bobby said...

Great man!! Thanks a lot, Tried at least 50 methods for last 10 days and now only this method worked. [I use Canon MP495]

Unknown said...

Thank you. the March 3rd posting worked perfectly for my Canon MX340 error 5200 issue. The Dec. 29th posting did not work.

MichaelsImage said...

DID NOT WORK

Muki said...

Did not work for me either :(

stattad said...

Where is the STOP button???

sean said...

Worked well! thanks! was about to throw the printer out the window!

Anonymous said...

march 3rd's post definitely helped me too! thank you so much! saved me a printer because I was ready to beat this one!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the tip patsmart. I was ready to chuck it out the window. I owe ya a beer

SAR

Anonymous said...

Realist and patsmart. It didn't work for me. I my color cartridge is empty and I don't have color turned off. Could this be the problem. How do I turn off the color. Also I don't refill my cartridges. How do I do this?

Anonymous said...

1.) Turn your printer off
2.) Hold down the reset button while pressing the on button.
3.) while still holding down the on button release the reset button then press the reset button twice.
4.) release the on button it will flash and 0 will appear in the window. then press the reset button 4 times and the on button twice.Wait and the printer will turn off.
5.) turn printer back on let it go thru it's stuff. You can now print.

...It does work!!! Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Dear Jan21 Anonymous ,

This worked perfectly...you saved me the price of a new printer.
Many many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Patsmart you're a lifesaver!

Anonymous said...

OMG Thank you Patsmart! I love getting around the stupid large companies that make things so unfair!!!!! This method works completely!!

Madzikins said...

IT WORKS! THANKS patsmart! IM USING A MP495

Troy Maag said...

Thanks sooooo much for your knowledge on fixing the printer. I was online with a tec from india for 2 hours and he could not fix it, you are the best!!!!! Troy

Joseph Federico said...

Thank you patsmart! Worked perfectly!

Anonymous said...

Thank You Patsmart, I also have the mp495 and I was about to cry!!!! That is until I found your post :)

Anonymous said...

patsmart's post fixed my Canon mp495 P08 error, thanks! I know I need new ink though.

Anonymous said...

Thank you @patsmart this is the only solution that has worked. It works for a while, then I get the error code again and follow your directions again and it works for a while, again. Rinse and repeat. At least my printer will still work for me. TY

Brian Janis said...

March 3rd post worked!!! thanks so much

Brian Janis said...

March 3rd post worked for me! Thanks so much

Anonymous said...

not worked maybe board crash

Anonymous said...

March 3rd solution worked for me. Using an MP495. Thank you so much!!!

Anonymous said...

March 3rd comment worked for me! I need a new ink cartridge, but it allowed me to print. Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

It worked :-) Im getting slightly burred print however only on a few lines of text. Its like the top and bottom of the letters are slightly out of line.

Could this be because I accidentally touched that clear film strip inside yesterday while trying to fix it?

Anonymous said...

Works on Canon iP2700 error 5200, Thanks a lot.
patsmart said...
1.)Turn off the printer .
2.)Press the Stop button for 2 second and hold it.
3.)Press the On button hold it and release the Stop button.
4.)Press Stop button 5 times then release together with the On button.
5.)Led skrin will blank and now reseting.
6.)Computer will detect new hardware juz ignore it.
7.)Turn off the printer then turn it On now the problem solved.
I try it works !
Thx http://amintohari.com/?p=144

March 3, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Anonymous said...

Printer ink status.
Black ink = New
Colored ink = almost empty or empty

Anonymous said...

'canon i900d error 5200. I tried all the other suggestions including the reset procedures that worked for others and even took out and cleaned the print head. Nothing worked. Then I removed the print head and cleaned the contacts with a pencil eraser (an old trick) and it worked. So if nothing else works for you try that.

LEO said...

IT WORKED FOR ME, THANKS SO SO SO MUCH. SAVED ME A LOT OF STRESS AND CASH.