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My printer is saying printer head error,how to resolve it


I would try to remove the printer head and clean all the contacts, on the head and in the printer. If the error keeps comp back, you could try to put in a new printer head to check if that resolves the problem. If not, normal A4 printers cost the same as a new printer head. Perhaps buy a new printer?

Jan 12, 2015 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How do I clear a B200 error. I have turned printer of but error is still there


B200 error on a Canon Printer generally means a permanent failure of the print head caused by overheating (running out of ink and ignoring the message and printing further).
A costly mistake.
In the future, do not print after the first message to change an ink tank. Simply replace it as new heads are very pricey.

But a new head is still cheaper than a new printer, so if the rest of the printer/Scanner still works well (or I should say that it did before the B200 error, as that is a "show stopper!", and the printer will not operate further once this error is detected. Only a new head will restore the printer to working), buy a new head.

Sometimes the head is damaged, but no fault error is generated and the printer simply prints nothing on the paper, (or missing one colour or some Pixels and cleaning does not help), but thinks it is. I am sure that this is just that the fault detection is simply not sophisticated enough to detect some errors.

For example, it can detect a shorted head element, but not an open circuit problem for example!! Just guessing though!!

Canon keeps the actual reason for many errors secret, I personally do not know why.....this is one of those errors.....

By the way, second hand heads on ebay are generally a waste of time unless you can go there and test the head before buying, which is very unlikely.....Only buy Brand new Canon heads, with a guarantee and still sealed in the original bag, check at purchase time....from a reputable dealer.anon printers showing this error with

I have fixed several Canon printers with a new head. MG5xxx for example, but I cannot guarantee the fix for simply any printer, its only my limited experience that has been tested....

Best of luck.

Dec 09, 2014 | Canon PIXMA MP540 All-In-One InkJet...

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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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Printer head error


Try updating, or reloading, the printers firmware using the "Fargo Workbench application. it can be found (along with the firmware file) in the "Downloads and Drivers" section, in the Support tab on HIDglobal.com.

Print head errors come in a few ways. Some common issues i see are:

"Print head voltage error"
1. The wire harness, from head to pcb, is loose or damaged.
2. Print head is Damaged and needs replacement. Usually you will see dull lines going straight across your final prints, consistently.

"Head life error"
This error is primarily a mechanical failure. the belts that drive the head life motor have worn, and need replacement.

Apr 24, 2014 | Fargo DTC550 Thermal Card Printer

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Check printer 5100 error message.


error code 5100 means print head temperature rise error. In other word the print head is overheated. First,turn off your printer for some minutes (it recommended to take about 30 secs or more) and let it's cooled down. Turn on again. If the problem still persist,try to check whether the print head is good or not by comparing with another print head. Be carefully,sometimes this problem is caused by short circuitry inside the print head.

Jan 03, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

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Resume not working


Sounds like head failed replace it see below

6 times Print head not-installed error Install print head.
7 times Print head error Replace print head, as it has failed.
8 times Waste ink near-full error Replace printer, as it has failed.

Oct 23, 2009 | Canon BJC S300 InkJet Printer

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I have canon s 300 printer sr no FAYS 12715 some how it does not take paper and green and subsequent yellow light blinking


here are some error code list for you for your s300 printer.

Got this from slayo.com

hope this list will help you find answers to your questions. Goodluck!

ERROR CODE LIST
Error codes are displayed on the monitor of the host computer connected to the printer. For error
code display, keep the status monitor open.
Error Code
Error Corrective Action
1000 Paper out error Load paper, and press RESUME button.
1200 Front cover open error Close front cover.
1300 Paper jam error Remove jammed paper, and press RESUME button.
1401 Head ID error Replace print head, as it has failed.
1403 Head temperature sensor rank error Replace printer, as it has failed.
1405 Head EEPROM error Replace print head or printer, as one of the two has failed.
1700 Waste ink near-full error Replace printer, as it has failed.
5100 Carriage error Replace printer, as it has failed
5200 Head temperature rise error Replace printer, as it has failed
5400 Printer temperature rise error Replace printer, as it has failed
5B00 Waste ink full error Replace printer, as it has failed
5C00 Purging operation error Replace printer, as it has failed
5800 EEPROM/NVRAM error Replace printer, as it has failed
6810 EEPROM print head information error Replace printer, as it has failed
Operator Call Error
Orange lamp
Error Corrective Action
2 times Paper out error Load paper, and press RESUME button.
3 times Paper jam error Remove jammed paper, and press RESUME button.
6 times Print head not-installed error Install print head.
7 times Print head error Replace print head, as it has failed.
8 times Waste ink near-full error Replace printer, as it has failed.
Service Call Error
Toggle blinking
Error Corrective Action
2 times Carriage error Replace printer, as it has failed.
4 times Purge error Replace printer, as it has failed.
6 times Internal temperature rise error Replace printer, as it has failed.
7 times Waste ink full error Replace printer, as it has failed.
8 times Print head abnormal temperature rise error Replace printer, as it has failed.
9 times EEPROM error Replace printer, as it has failed.
10 times EEPROM print head information error Replace print head or printer, as one of the two has failed.

Sep 11, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Canon i255 printer--print head error


my cannon printer i255 head has a problem and it should be replaced so i need a printer head of i255, please give the price of printer head

Mar 10, 2009 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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EPSON DFX-9000 ERROR CODE = OD and OB


error code OB turn off the printer, why?

Sep 17, 2008 | Epson DFX-9000 Matrix Printer

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