20 Most Recent Canon Pixma MG5220 InkJet Printer Questions & Answers


Canon Pixma... | Answered on Jun 01, 2020

Try this: take a small, sharp knife and make sure the air slit on the top of the cartridge goes all the way through the plastic.
You know that little tab you have pull off the top of the cartridge before inserting in the print head? There is a tiny slit under the tab to let air in, which is necessary to let the ink flow out. The slit is made very small so ink won't leak inadvertently out the top. Sometimes the slit doesn't go all the way through the plastic. When that happens, the ink can't flow.
I blew through that slit on a defective cartridge and no ink came out. I used a pen knife to open the slit (it doesn't take much) and then blew again. This time ink spewed out the bottom. My print test showed the black ink coming through. It was a bit spotty so I cleaned the print head and now the black ink comes out just like its supposed to.

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Jan 25, 2019

Hi Robyn

The only realistic choice here is for you to chalk this episode down to experience, buy some new photo paper of the correct type to produce your preferred outcome and then do another print run of the postcards.

I always advise, when printing on exotic papers and even when producing ink intensive printing on ordinary paper, to print a single test copy first and then study the result, rather than completing the entire print run in one go.

Because of the lack of absorbency on the reverse side of the paper you used, I would also recommend temporarily putting the printer settings back to regular paper and printing a test page, so the micro-nozzles on the print head are cleared of any excess ink. If the test page is not perfect, then also run your printer's Print Head Cleaning maintenance tool. Then reset the printer back to photo printing for another run at your postcards.

Good luck.

I hope this helps.

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Canon Pixma... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018

it's a cartridge fault, you have to replace the cartridges, then carry out a nozzel clean.

Canon Pixma... | Answered on May 02, 2016

VH monitor error

mainboard or printhead error

only replace can fix problem

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Apr 13, 2016

If after all you do, reinstall drivers, clean, etc. unit still does not print, then your problem may lie with the print head which on Canon printers is NOT part of the cartridge.

If cartridges have been filled that may be causing the issue and there could be a work around for it posted on Google. Printer outfits do not want you to get your own ink.

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Nov 18, 2015

Were you aware of the Canon printer class action suit?

Canon USA Inc Consumer Class Action and

"...at least 16 different Canon printer models have been identified that display an error message of "U052: Wrong Printhead Error," after limited use. This error indicates that the printer does not recognize the printhead, or that the printhead itself is faulty, but disables all functions of the printer, including scanning and facsimile capabilities, rendering the printer unsuitable for its intended purpose and use."

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Jun 24, 2015

Hi Michael,
Can you check the printer properties whether it shows up the new ink level ? I would like to have more info to help you further


Canon Pixma... | Answered on Jun 02, 2015

Review the material on this page, it may be your solution: http://genesisoneandone.com/2014/10/how-to-clean-a-canon-printer-printhead/

Canon Pixma... | Answered on May 20, 2015

Unplug and shut off all devices, restart and see if connection is made. Was the driver disc installed in laptop for this printer? Might have to create a new wifi network if communications are not being made.

Canon Pixma... | Answered on May 07, 2015

Go to the canon website and download the proper driver. You must also download the wireless connection software. If you google "Canon Pixma MG220", the first item will be the link you need. You also download the manual. Good Luck

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Apr 24, 2015

Have you tried holding the power button down for about 5 secs?Has it been operating ok before?

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Apr 13, 2015

This video shows how to change the cartridges in a Canon MG5220.

Canon MG5250 Changing the cartridges

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015

cycle the printer power, if it is WIFI, be sure the WIFI is active and on. remove and reload the printer if nothing else works.

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Feb 24, 2015

open the front cover, wait till cartridge stop and then push down the cartridge.

Canon Pixma... | Answered on Feb 12, 2015

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