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Printing Error... when trying to print a document, error code U052 appears on the printer? It's not allowing me to do any other function on the printer...also the alarm button is on...help???

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Hi!

The U052 error means that the 'chip' fitted to the Cartridge is not responding . They fit these chips to try to prevent refilling or using a 'compatible' replacement cartridge

You have to move the chip from the Canon cartridge to the 'compatible' and the chips are particularly sensitive to static / damage. Many people end up blowing the chips during the swap over

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Rylee

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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    dagobval Dec 30, 2012

    It has nothing to do with the "" 'chip' fitted to the Cartridge"" . The U052 error has to do with the printing head, I have the same error and cannot fix it yet. HAve new cartridge installed but still the same error!

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