Question about Office Equipment & Supplies

2 Answers

Canon pixma mp470 printer error u051 - Office Equipment & Supplies

Posted by on

  • shreddie67 Feb 18, 2009

    I have a brand new black 40 cartridge and still I'm getting a message saying U051 check black ink, can anyone help?


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Canon pixma mp470 printer error u051

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Change the color wuth a non-refilled one.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

  • J Stover Jan 15, 2011

    What a nut job!
    Here's the link to a troubleshooting manual I'd suggest downloading:

    I had the same problem. I bought an off brand replacement @ Office Depot and the printer won't let you use anything other than the Canon PG40(black) or CL41(color) cartridges.
    I cleaned the heads, did everything before coming to this conclusion and taking the "new" cartridge back to the store and getting the Canon one. I've refilled old Canon cartridges before and it worked fine, but this was the first time I tried to use a "refurbished" cartridge. I found the manual(link above) and it says the U051 error code is due to the printer not recognizing the cartridge. Make sure your replacement cartridge is a FINE Canon PG40/CL41 and it'll work.


1 Suggested Answer

  • 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.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Error U051 de canon mx300

I think you need to reinstall printer driver again, Be sure unistall by REVO then reistall the drivers again.

Download the printer drivers from this link Pixma MX300 Driver download

Oct 20, 2012 | Canon PIXMA MX300 All-in-One Printer

1 Answer

U051 install the print head error reading, do I need to change the cartridges, or the print head

the printhead it is attached at each cartridge, so, there are two options: a) cartridge damageds or b) bad read cartridge contacts.
Do this, take out the cartridges, check if the contacts are clean and dry, then be sure to fix well again in the printer, if an error message appears, push the cancel button by 6 seconds, this deactivate the ink level sensor.If the error stay, 6 seconds 1 more time, if not works, I think that one or both cartridges are damaged, try with a new pair.

Jul 14, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

1 Answer

Impossible to use a Canon mp 180

Hi Lui,

this is a common problem when using refilled cartridges.

You can either go into Control Panel --> Printers and Faxes
Right click on the printer and select properties, then look for a maintenance or color section

There should be a setting to ignore the cartridge levels
If this fails look at the solutions here:

thanks, good luck HPC

Feb 13, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet...

5 Answers

Printer error on a canon mp 470

How I can fix the U051 problem with my conno : MP470 printer ? It says the print head is not installed. Install the print head. Where is the it , and how I can fix it?
please e-mail to

Jul 26, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

4 Answers


No drivers are available for the printer for Windows ME. It may be time to upgrade your computer if you want to make use of newer printers and hardware.

Mar 30, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

2 Answers

Need a help for Canon PIXMA® MP470 Printer

My printer wont print. It flashes Error 5100 and the orange light flashes twice. There are no answers in the book.

Feb 19, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP5000 InkJet Photo Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Office Equipment & Supplies Logo

Related Topics:

3,958 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Office Equipment & Supplies Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers


Level 3 Expert

7993 Answers


Level 3 Expert

71856 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides