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Printer shows error message u052 and will not allow any access to 'menus', 'settings' or 'reset' I have replaced ink cartridges and it works for about 20 minutes (printing 8 pages and copying 2 pages) before the error message appears

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Pixma error message U052


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U051 indicates an ink cartridge that cannot be recognised by the printer. Sadly you cannot use your printer while this error remains.

I would advise the following:
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If the error remains it is likely that there is a genuine problem with the cartridge. So I would advise getting in touch with whoever you purchased the cartridge from to arrange a replacement.

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Try the following:

1. Open the printer access door.
2. Put out both ink cartridges and the printhead.
3. Let the printer access door open.
4. Put out all paper.
5. Pull out the ac adapter at the back of the printer.
6. Wait 60 sec.
7. Pull in AC adapter.
8. Wait 30 sec. then turn on the printer
9: Wait for the error message: Printer access door open.
10. Close the printer access door.
11. Wait for the error message: Printhead is missing.
12. Open the access door and put in only the printhead and the close the access door.
13. Wait for the error message: both ink cartridges are missing.
14. Open access door, put in only the black ink cartridge, then close the acess door.
15. Wait for the error message: Color ink cartridge is missing.
16. Open access door, put in the color ink cartridge and then close the access door.

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You can find it here.

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Message in display: Cartridge error refer to


Here are the basic reset instructions. See also here.
Please make sure you followed these instructions to change the cartridge, and the alignment was completed. (see also here)
It may be necessary to clean the cartridge contacts as described here.
If that does not help, you may also access additional online support for your printer here.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

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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

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