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I think you have misplaced the cartridges, i.e. , you have placed them into wrong slots.
You may need to contact you local support to get the issue fixed.

good luck

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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I have tried replacing all ink cartridges with brand new ones but it keeps saying Error U052 ? I am not really sure why it won't recognize the ink cartridges especially because they are from Canon


The error code indicated, the print head is defective, so it will not get solve by replacing any number of cartridges. Just follow the steps below to reseat the print head, if that does not help, then replace the print head.

  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the <Open> button. (The paper output tray will open.)

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    *MP800R shown

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

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    Note: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.

  3. Open the inner cover.

  4. Remove the ink tanks by pressing the tab of each tank.


    Caution: Handle the ink tanks with care so that your clothes and surrounding area do not get soiled. Make sure to remove the ink tanks one by one.

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  5. Raise the print head lock lever.

  6. Tilt the print head slightly towards the front of the machine and lift out gently.

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    Caution: Do not touch the print head nozzles <1> , electrical contacts <2>, or ink supply ports <3>. Doing so may cause printing problems.

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  7. Place the print head in the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.

  8. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

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  9. Press the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

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  10. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

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    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.
    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.

    Note: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.

  11. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    Caution: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam fingers.

    N
    ote: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.

Ink Tank Lamp indications

You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.

- On: The printer is ready to print.

- Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.

- Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.

- Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

Aug 28, 2012 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

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7 orange flashes and then one green..what does that mean?


7 orange flashes of the alarm lamp means that FINE cartridge is not installed in the correct position. Confirm that the FINE Cartridges are installed in the appropriate positions.
Please refer to the link below to see document on replacing FINE cartridge http://support-ph.canon-asia.com/contents/PH/EN/8200182600.html
The link below gives you information regarding Causes and Solutions when Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange http://support-ph.canon-asia.com/contents/PH/EN/8200187300.html#5

Mar 23, 2011 | Canon PIXMA iP1800 InkJet Photo Printer

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Lamp flashes 5 times, reported Operator erreor.


Strip out the cartridges, remove the printhead and clean. Reset the printhead and all will be ok.

Jan 23, 2010 | Canon PIXMA IP5200 InkJet Photo Printer

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Ink lights are not on error UO43


Perhaps one of the ink tanks is not snapped in properly. The cartridge lamps on this model glow red when they are properly seated/installed.

These little red lamps also flash codes:
Slow flash (approx. 3 second intervals) - ink low
Quick flash (every second) - ink cartridge empty

Dec 26, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

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MY ALARM ON MY MP210 IS ON AN MY COLOR INK FLASHES WHAT DO I DO


Hi there,
Check the status of each cartride by using the ink lamp.
You have 3 lamps
(A) Alarm lamp
(B) Black ink lamp
(C) Color ink lamp
Make sure that the LED is on standby mode.
a) If the ink lamp lights.
Cause : Ink is low.
Action :You can continue printing for a while, but we recommend you have a new FINE cartridge available.

b) The Alarm Lamp lights and the ink lamp flashes .
* If "E, 1, 3 " is displayed on the LED, ink has run out.
Cause : Ink level cannot be detected.
Action : Ink may have run out.
The function for detecting the remaining ink level will be disabled since the ink level cannot be correctly detected.
If you want to continue printing without this function, press Stop/Resset buttonfor atleast 5 seconds.
Canon recommends to use new genuine Canon cartridges in order to obtain optimum qualities.

* If E,1, 6" is displayed on the LED,
Cause : Ink has run out.
Action. Rreplace the ink cartridge and close the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover).
If printing is in progress, you want to continue printing, press the Stop/Reset button for atleast 5 seconds with the ink cartridge installed. Then printing can continue under the ink out condition.
The function for detecting the remaining ink level will be disabled.
Replace the empty ink cartridge immediately after the printing. The resulting print quality is not satisfactory, if printing is continued under the ink out condition.

c) Only the ink lamp flashes
Cause : The function for detecting the remaining in level is disabled.

Hope this helps.
Please rate my response.
Thanks
Have a good day.

Dec 04, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

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Red lights flashing


The term to google is waste pad counter or protection counter, there are loads of sites and discussions on the subject. what has likely happened is the charging of the new ink cartridges has pushed the counter over the brink.

Jun 05, 2009 | Epson Stylus Photo R200 InkJet Printer

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The orange lamp always lights


depending on how many times the orange light flashes. if 4 flashes then the ink has run out. if 5 flashes then it can not recognise the ink cartridge, if 7 flashes then the ink is not installed properly.

Mar 31, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1800 Printer

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A big PGBK ink cartridge problem


Call - 1-800-828-4040
Verify they are installed correctly.
Remove the print head or ink tanks properly following the procedure below.
1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and open the top cover. The print head moves to the replacement position.

Note: When the top cover is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the top cover, and open it again.

2. Open the paper output tray and pull down the inner cover.

3. Remove the ink tanks by pressing the tab of each tank.

Note: Handle the ink tanks with care so that your clothes and surrounding area do not get soiled. When replacing multiple ink tanks, make sure to replace one by one.

ip4200_ink_remove.gif4. When removing the print head, raise the print head lock lever first.
raisephlocklever.gif To reinstall the Print Head and Ink Tanks
1. Place the print head in the holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.
putinphnlockit.gif2. Insert ink tanks into the print head.
Press the mark 'PUSH' on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.
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3. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.
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<1> The ink tanks are installed properly.

<2> The ink tanks are not installed properly.
Note: <Ink Tank Lamp> You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.

On: The printer is ready to print.

Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.

Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.

Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

4. Put back the inner cover and close the top cover.
Note: When starting printing next time, the print head cleaning launches automatically.
During the print head cleaning, the Power lamp flashes green. Do not do other operations until the flashes stops.



James Mac

Sep 10, 2008 | Canon PIXMA IP5200 InkJet Photo Printer

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Ink tank errors have occurred


Have you tried replacing another cartridge. It could easily be a faulty cartridge.

Jul 25, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

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I would try a new ink tank. They do go bad even though they have ink in them.

Mar 21, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

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