Question about Canon MP560 All-In-One InkJet Printer

Open Question

Canon pixma mp560 print head moved to right side and will not return to center

Posted by Anonymous on


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 4041 Answers

SOURCE: my canon pixma ip2000 will not print. The paper

Hi There


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.

Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Mar 15, 2010

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: I have a Canon PIXMA MX 860. Why am I getting U052

says code uo52

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

  • 2517 Answers

SOURCE: Service Error 5100 on Canon Pixma MP160. Prints

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

  • 1 Answer

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

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

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: canon pixma mp560 printer error b200

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

When I turn it on I get an error message wrong printhead installed install correct printhead

hi. try to pull out the print head and clean the contact in the rear side . and reinstall it. if problem persist print head may be damaged

Mar 23, 2016 | Canon PIXMA MP560 CLR INKJET P/S/C/F FB WL...

1 Answer

Print head not installed

You may have a defective print head.
When you lift up the lid does the head move to the center?
If so do the ink cartridges light up?
If it moves to the center and no lights you need a new head.

Mar 23, 2014 | Canon PIXMA MP520 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

B200 error on canon pixma MP560 inkjet printer

Try this. Disconnect printer from computer
2. re- connect after a minute.
3. from tools menu, clean cartridge.
4. now allign cartridges from the same tool menu.
5. complete allignment process as directed. try test print.

Dec 22, 2013 | Canon PIXMA MP560 CLR INKJET P/S/C/F FB WL...

3 Answers

Canon pixma mp560 printer error b200

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

Jun 29, 2012 | Canon PIXMA MP560 CLR INKJET P/S/C/F FB WL...

1 Answer

Mp560 have cleaned nozzles, basic and deep, replaced all cartridges, but colour is suddenly all to pot. Test prints show lines across most colours.

I ran into a solution for this. You may have a purge pump malfunction.

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.

Oct 06, 2011 | Canon MP560 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

I need to extract the printhead from a Canon MP540 printer in order to install a new one. I have just received an incomplete answer from FIXYA. When I turn on the printer and raise the cover, the...

The print head is not designed to be moved manually and damage may occur if you try to do so forcefully.
To center the print head to replace ink tanks and to replace/remove print head you should do the following:
1. Make sure power is turned on and open the Paper Output Tray gently. 2. Lift the scanning unit (cover) until it stops. Lift with document cover closed. The print head holder should move to the replacement position (center).
Do not force print head holder to move nor touch it while it's moving. These parts are very delicate and generally are made mostly of plastic.
IMPORTANT If the Scanning Unit (Cover) is left open for more than 10 minutes, the Print Head Holder moves to the right. In this case, close and reopen the Scanning Unit (Cover).

May 04, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP540 All-In-One InkJet...

7 Answers

Canon MP560 ink level override

Just press and hold down the STOP button :) Works a treat :)

Dec 28, 2009 | Canon MP560 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

I want to align the print head on the Canon MP560

In the software that came with the printer you will find Canon My Printer. There, at maintenance, you will find the align heads option. Also, you can go to Control Panel - Printers and Faxes, right click your printer, select Printing Preferences, then go to maintenance tab. Good luck! 

Dec 01, 2009 | GPS

1 Answer

Put in cartridge error

Hi celcono,

Many times this happens because the Print Head needs reseated.

Here are the instructions from Canon on reseating the print head.

Reseat the Print head Reseating the print head is seldomly required to do.
  1. Make sure the machine is powered on.

  2. Lift the Scan Unit until it locks into place (1). The Print Head Holder moves to the center.

  3. Open the Paper Output Tray (2).


  4. Open the Inner Cover (2). The print head holder (3) should be centered.


  5. Lift up the lock lever and take out the print head. The print head can be removed with the ink tanks installed.


  6. Reinsert the print head back in position and press down the lock lever.


  7. Close the Inner Cover (1) and the Scan Unit (2).


    CAUTION: Press the center of the Inner Cover until the cover locks into place.

  8. After the Scan Unit is return to its original position, the LCD displays a message asking if you replaced an ink tank.


  9. Press [+] and select [NO] to exit.


Dec 25, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP130 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Print Head

After opening the purple cover, the printer head will move to the center. There should be a gray tab on the left side of the forward facing opening (about the middle of lower cartridge). Gently push printer head to the right (1/4 to 1/2 inch) and a gray slanted tab will appear from behind housing. lift this tab and a metal lock will pop up. Tilt lock back and the printer head should be lying loose in its cradle.

Apr 11, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP90 InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon MP560 All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

Related Topics:

41 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Office Equipment & Supplies Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1992 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Canon Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides