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After 2 years trouble free service, error 'U052 The type of print head is incorrect' has appeard?

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The dreaded U052 error means that the 'chip' fitted to the Cartridge is not responding .. Canon (like all printer mfgs) makes all it's profit from selling Ink .. so they fit these chips to try to prevent you refilling or using a 'compatible' replacement cartridge

You have to move the chip from the Canon cartridge to the 'compatible' and (it seems) the chips are particularly sensitive to static / damage .. many people end up blowing the chips during the swap over .. or even when fitting the original genuine cartridges to a brand new unit for the first time ...

If the unit is brand new, take it back and demand a replacement ... if you have just swapped over the chip onto a compatible cartridge, you can try buying a genuine Canon cartridge (which will have a new chip) = hopefully that will do the trick

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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    Hi iwlsolveent, error U052 has nothing to do with the "" 'chip' fitted to the Cartridge "" it has do to with the printer head, even if you place a genuine cartridge, you can't get rid off the error. You will notice the even without cartridges the error will appear. By the way error U051 is relate to your explanation..

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