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Put in new Canon cyan & magenta cartidges & error mesage appeared saying U052 type of print head is incorrect. Install print head. I have ried doing what manual says, but to no avail.

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Errr u052 cannot print .


A lot of Canon printer's users come across with the error message, "U052 This type of print head is incorrect." It is a very common error on Canon printers and is fairly easy to troubleshoot.

There are two different scenarios related to U052 kind of error message.One is where the print head is not installed at all and then it is giving the 'U052 This type of print head is incorrect' error message.

And, the second scenario is where the print head is installed nut it is not functioning properly or probably not working at all. The below section will show step by step troubleshooting of both the scenarios.

U052 This type of print head is incorrect

Jun 19, 2014 | Canon MX882 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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U052


To try and resolve the U052 error on your PIXMA MP550, please remove the ink tanks and print head from the printer, then reseat them. If you still experience the same issue, please turn off the printer, unplug the power cord from the back and leave it out for at least 10 minutes, then plug it back in and turn it back on. If the issue is still unresolved, unfortunately, the printer will require servicing to resolve the issue.

You can contact Cannon here: Canon Contact Us

This information originally from: My printer Canon MP530 stopped working with an Canon Forum (also has a walk through for removing the printer head and ink cartridges.)

Just so you know, the 530 and 550 are the same machine, except the 550 has a few small improvements.

Mar 31, 2014 | ErrorExpert

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False ink empty


Are you sure its exclamation mark?..
This warning message related to print head. (warn out). When you are replacing ink tube assembly use dummy print heads to do the priming (new ink tubes are empty & they have to fill with ink)..
Action: Remove all cartridges and print heads, switch on the printer follow the screen message.(Insert cartridges first next dummy print heads).once its recognizes cartridges then it switch over to print heads,insert dummy print heads. Once printer recognized the dummy print heads, printer will perform priming, during priming dummy print heads will filled with respective inks.(follow the display message)Remove dummy print heads & insert normal print heads. Wait till printer recognizes print heads, load the paper & wait till performs the calibration, once calibration is successfully done issue closed.
If calibration not successfully done, check align print out for which print head is not printed properly, replace it..
Pl ensure that minimum 50% ink levels required in cartridges before performing the priming. Best of luck..

Dec 03, 2012 | HP DesignJet 500 InkJet Printer

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Hp c6180 states cartridges missing or damaged


OK now this might seem bizarre, but did you go ahead and click the "Black Only" print option?

I have a C6180. Just installed all new cartridges. Tried to print and got the message that Cyan is empty. Tried all sorts of things. Then out of frustration clicked the Black Onl option. Document came out printed in color! Double checked with a picture that has lots of cyan colors. It all printed too! Go figure.

Apr 25, 2012 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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How do I deal with the Check Cartridge U052 message


Solution 1:
  • Remove and replace the cartridges.
Solution 2:
  • Insert new cartridges
Solution 3:
  • Reseat the print head to correct print issues or clear an error.
Solution 4:
  • The print head is broken and it must be changed by a new one.

Source:
http://fix-your-printer.blogspot.com/2010/11/error-u052-on-canon-printers.html

Sep 16, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

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"wrong cartridge"- Printer is giving us a "wrong


Hi Sherri

I am having the same problem with my MP780 mine started doing the same thingafter deciding to use Calidad inks the large black ink leaked into the yellowink (stick to canon inks).

What I have done so far with no success -
Replaced the ink cartridges with new ones supplied by Calidad, still the sameproblem.
Removed and cleaned the print heads manually and to my surprize after soakingin warm water and multiple cleanings for over 1hr black ink is still coming outof the yellow ink head.
I still get the same message after all I have tried...

One thing I did manage to do is prime the yellow ink and got it flowing throughthe head again but it's still mixed with black... I wonder if you may have runout of magenta and dried the head...

Try priming the magenta ink by removing the head (don't touch or wet the metalcontacts at the rear, the ink heads are on the bottom) place on a clean lintfree cloth (or I just used damp tissues then dry tissues) you should get onelong black strip and two cyan, two magenta and two yellow strips on the tissue,if you do not then try priming by replacing the magenta cartridge and gentlypumping the cartridge up and down repeat until you get the ink flowing.

Replace the head and cartridges, press ok, turn the printer off then reset.

Let me know if it works or if you come up with another solution that works as Iam still trying to figure out how to fix mine.

Good luck

Dec 21, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One InkJet...

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U052 error - The type of print head is incorrect. I have not changed the print head from new, and have done all that was suggested in the on screen help list. It would appear that I have to replace the...


u Can Follow this step :
http://support-sg.canon-asia.com/contents/SG/EN/8200986100.html

if that reference can't solved, in other reference i found this statment

http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consumer_Products/products/Fax__Multifunctionals/InkJet/PIXMA_MP_series/MP620.aspx?faqtcmuri=tcm:14-610963&page=5&type=faq#Print%20head%20is%20not%20installed.%20Install%20the%20print%20head.%20U051/The%20type%20of%20print%20head%20is%20incorrect.%20Install%20the%20correct%20print%20head.%20U052
" Print head is not installed. Install the print head. U051/The type of print head is incorrect. Install the correct print head. U052 Follow the directions given in your setup sheet to install the Print Head.
If the Print Head is already installed, remove the Print Head once and then reinstall it."

Nov 17, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP600 all-In-One InkJet...

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Canon Pixma MP600 - Error Message U052 ... incorrect print head


Hi, sounds like you need new printhead, take a look on amazon for replacement Amazon com canon mp600 printhead I hope this was helpful. Cheers

Nov 27, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP600 all-In-One InkJet...

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Pixma mp600 error code u052 ,type of printer head is incorrect. Need to know how to remove & reinstall as pre instructions on page 69 of manual


Got the error U052.....with incorrect print head. Has been printing just before. How do I remove the printhead and place it back in. My printer is Canon MP610

Jul 26, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Misreads ink tanks: says full ones are empty and there are 2 cyans, etc.


I had the same problem -- error message saying two cyan print tanks installed. Nothing helped (including disconnecting power cord). Then found I had an older cyan print tank still in its pack on hand, Installed that. No further problems. Assume this means print tank giving error is part of a faulty batch so am returning to retailer for refund from Canon.

Oct 24, 2007 | Canon PIXMA IP5200 InkJet Photo Printer

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