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Canon MP530 U052 Error

The printer carritage is new, however, I'm kept getting the U052 error and cannot print. Is the printer computer chips damaged? How to solve this problem? Please help.
Many many thanks.
Ms. C

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  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    Exactly the same problem. Despite repeated reinstallation of print head and ink cartridges I keep getting the U052 error telling me I have the wrong type of printhead. It's brand new - straight out of the box.....

  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    message U052 on installing new cartridge. How do I fix this.

  • tibort Aug 13, 2008

    I also get u052 with my Canon mp520, i only have the printer since 15 march, it worked till july 15th, i did not replace anything no cartridges , and suddenly i have that message, i returned the printer head and got a new one, but still the same message.

  • sjampath Aug 15, 2008

    canon printer MP530 has error "check cartridge U052"

    How to solve it.

  • ChristineJ92 Mar 05, 2009

    My MP530 was working fine with the last set of cartridges that I had. The problem started when I put in the new cartridges. That is when the U052 error first showed up. At first I assumed it was the cartridges, but

    I ordered a second set of cartridges and the same thing happened. I checked the owner's manual and found that this error indicates that the print head needed to be cleaned, but the machine would not let me follow through with the instructions for this. No matter what I pushed, it just beeped. I have now ordered a new print head. I will see if that does the trick and post the outcome. I hope that works.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    it just appear like tat

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    u052 error message about type head incorrect. Prompt reads,"Install the correct print head."

  • mary41 Apr 09, 2009

    Canon MP530 U052 Error - has anyone been able to solve this error? i've replaced all of the print cartridges.












  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    Have the same problem. Just replaced all ink tanks with genuine Canon ones..Did NOT solve the problem..


  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I have worked through all the steps and the computer
    and printer still shows the same error message.

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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

NB. I have seen some suggestions that canon's have a 'Service Mode' that allows you to disable the cartridge chip checking and allow you to print no matter what .. however I've never found any details ... perhaps some-one else has the details ??

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The problem has to do with the print head, not the ink cartridges. I got this problem last week. It came without any change of ink tanks or anything. Working fine one day, error u052 the next day. Tried all sorts of button combinations - no joy. Tried changing to new ink tanks - also didn't work.

I had actually bought a replacement laser printer already, and decided I had nothing to lose (except the $100-odd stash of non-original replacement ink I had bought). I resorted to an old trick I learnt back in the days when print heads got clogged regularly. I removed the print head and soaked it in running water for about ten minutes until there was no more ink flowing out, then dried it thoroughly. Then I reinstalled the print head and inserted my previously installed ink tanks.

Believe it or not, IT WORKED! No more u052 error! I know it's not the ink tanks because when you turn on the printer with the print head installed but without the ink tanks you get a u051 error. I think the problem was just a clogged printhead.

Now I have to figure out what to do with an extra laser printer...


Just to prove that it worked, I'm posting a picture of the LCD screen!Canon MP530  U052 Error - limsoonbeng_0.jpg

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  • N.S. Nov 11, 2011

    I just tried this and IT WORKED! Thanks for the tip.

  • Rosalie Torres-Flores
    Rosalie Torres-Flores Jan 07, 2013

    Thank you so much!!!! Worked for me as well.

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    alan_bland Feb 25, 2013

    I did but afraid it still came up with the same error message... : ( I get so annoyed with these printers always going wrong and because it\'s to expensive to get them repaired we have to go out and buy another one!

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    alan_bland Feb 25, 2013

    Afraid it didn\'t work for me... I don\'t think I\'m alone when I get so annoyed with these printers always going wrong and we have to go out and buy a new one because it\'s too expensive to get fixed!

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    daltonmurf Mar 25, 2013

    this did not work for me, any other suggestions?

  • mike
    mike Oct 10, 2013

    I tried that with no change after all, what my brain cant understand is fact, that i cant use scanner (way more importatnt to me then print) becouse of some messed up cartrage printhead. I will never buy something like this anymore. Canon MP530.

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Replace the print head. They wear out. Be sure to buy the correct one for your printer. I've had several different canon printers (most recently the PIXMA MP530 with this problem). After several trips to the authorized repair when they charged me for a new print head along with the service tech time, I've learned to replace it myself.
The printer is working just fine now.

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On my printer I can't print because ny printer is saing that check cartridge u052

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I have promblem with erro uo51 i have wash the head of drucke and put it i will look if it work

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On my printer I can't print because ny printer is saing that check cartridge u052

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