Question about Canon MP560 All-In-One InkJet Printer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Usage of compatible ink and leave the printer idle too long may cause printhead clogging
What should you do if you get this problem. Relax; you may recover the printhead by unclogging it. Follow these steps to unclog the printhead
1. Right click in the printer driver name
2. Select Properties menu
3. Click Maintenance tab
4. Click on cleaning sign for regular cleaning. Perform this up to 3 times.
5. If this does not work, perform Deep Cleaning
And if that not work
Some times it needs a good clean up but this is up to you if you want to do this,
But after you done this prime the printer so it gets the inks back in the heads, it may take a little time for the inks to work.
There is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.
Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.
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Posted on Mar 15, 2010
Hi there maximum time we found it is a the head problem. The print head is what the cartridges sit in inside of the printer. For resolve the problem please follow these.
Open the printer and wait for the carriage to slide over. Some how if its not come then Unplug the printer & Manually slide the carriage. Now Remove the ink cartridges from the print head & Use wet warm cotton swab or use alcohol to thoroughly clean the print head. Repeat this until there is no ink residue coming off on the cotton swab. After finished it make the head dry then fix it back. Now Try to print something now
If that does not work then follow the next step.
Remove the printer data cable & restart the PC & printer. Then fit back the data cable & turn on the printer. Hope that's start working , if no luck then Uninstall the printer driver & restart the PC & Printer both again. Now install the driver of the printer and connect it with PC ,Turn on printer & go for a test print from the printer preference. Thanks & waiting for your reply.
Posted on Jan 15, 2011
my 1 yr old MX855 got the U052 message after I replaced 2 cartridges.
Called Canon Support. They said this has nothing to do with the cartridges.
Printhead is damaged or not set right. He walked me through resetting it.Open lid, remove cartridges, lift gray lever and pop it open to the top. Remove black plastic box which holds cartridges. Inspect bottom print head. If shiny and clean, re-insert it. Lower grey lever which is spring loaded. When it snaps down it holds printhead in place. This worked for me.
Posted on Sep 14, 2012
Leave the cover open, turn off, before it off, hold the reset & Start (color) until it completely off, then turn it back on. it works for me, good luck folks
Posted on Jun 05, 2013
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In order to check to see if the purge pump is working:
1) Locate the rectangular pads that the print head sits over when the printer is idle or turned off (to the right inside). Looking at the front of the printer, the print head usually parks itself to the extreme right. The rectangular shaped purge pads, one for the PGI-220 cartridge and the other purge pad for all the CLI-221 cartridges, will be visible (flashlight helpful) because the print head will move to the center of the printer after you lift the cover. The purge pads may be blackened.
2) Using a syringe or other suitable tool, drip water or Windex-D onto the surface of each purge pad until the fluid visibly pools. If the fluid doesn't pool then you have a problem with the purge system. One of the pads pooled for me, one didn't. The one that didn't I flushed with rubbing alocohol. A fair bit with a plastic syringe used for animals.
3) Now close the cover, allowing the print head to park itself over the purge pads.
4) Perform a deep cleaning of all colors and print a test.
5) Now open the cover and look to see if the fluid has drained from on top of the purge pads.
If the fluid has drained away then the purge unit is working, if not then there is a problem with the purge system requiring a different approach.
Whenever you are working with the cover open and the print head stationed in the center of the printer, be aware that after several minutes the print head will automatically return to park itself over the purge pads. You don't want to obstruct the return of the print head or something could break. So, watch your time and be careful about obstructing the path of the print head for too long. If you think you will be obstructing the path of the print head for more than 5 minutes or so, then pull the power cable after the print head comes to a stop in the center of the carriage.
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