20 Most Recent Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet Printer - Page 2 Questions & Answers

I had this same problem and called tech support. Instead of sending a new printer they had me

1 remove print Cartridges
2 remove print head
3 replace print head
4 replace print Cartridges
5 unplug power from the wall

This seemed to fix the problem.....for me anyway.....for now.

hope it helps

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Aug 26, 2016

The print head is what's connected to the drive belt. It requires a lot of printer disassembly to get to. Check you tube for a video in how to change it.

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Jul 26, 2016

Or you were wrong cartridge or print your car is not drivable, first check yourcartridges and they are positioned correctly, that they do not and are forced to the right place each.

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on May 29, 2016

Underneath the printer there is a removable power supply in a relatively small box - it has a fuse :)

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Apr 12, 2016

This could be very simple. Check to be EXTRA sure that your USB line is NOT plugged into the fax line. (There's a little phone icon). That's what happened to me....boy am i dumb!

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Dec 09, 2015

Please follow the steps below:

1- Remove ALL the ink cartridges from the printer

2- Check that there is no residual tape on the cartridges.

3- Then clean the contacts (the hole where the ink comes out) on the cartridges as well as inside the printer itself (you may want to use gloves here)

NOTE: Clean the contacts with a small amount of warm water on a cotton swab until no ink comes off on the swab.

4- If any of the other cartridges are low, empty, leaking or bulging, replace them with genuine and original ones.

5- Then turn off the machine and unplug it for 60 seconds

6- Insert the cartridges and check to see if the issue persists.

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Sep 03, 2015

Power it ON and then open the lid. The cartridge itself will align at the center. always remember that without power nothing will happen. Watch the video too.

Canon How To Insert New Ink Cartridge in my PIXMA Printer


Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Sep 03, 2015

Hello, my name is Steve.

And what you are experiencing is a "false paper jam". This is when the pickup roller or Paper feed tire is attempting to pick a sheet of paper from the tray and it cannot.

The feed tires of paper pick up rollers are glazed (dirty). So the tire/roller is sliding on the surface of the paper, much like a bald tire will not have good traction on a wet road's surface.

It is time for a cleaning of the surface of this part..

Based on a person's ability to attempt this type of cleaning, precautions need to be understood. Unfortunately, If this is a wet-ink type printer, the manufacturer does not make parts like this to replace.

I hope this explained what is involved, Best to you, Steve

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Aug 25, 2015

Try press and hold reset button for 5+ seconds.

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Jul 24, 2015

pull them over gently

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Jul 15, 2015

U052 is a temperature sensor in the works below the cartridges. Canon can ship you the part; it's not the inks cart, but then it's not for me to say 5 minutes with the power off or 20 with either a solvent cartridge (especially on any colors with stripe dropouts) or cleaning the works and reseating flex cables won't fix it. (Take it to a Canon shop per any surviving repair warrants; it's serious enough.)

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

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

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

Remove all ink tanks (printer is on), remove printer ink cartridge carrier head. clean head with alcohol wipes thoroughly, not contacts. Push in gently print cartridge pistons on cartridge carrier. Reseat print cartridge and ink tanks, replace any very low ink one's. turn off printer, unplug electrical, remove usb on printer and computer. plug all back in, turn on. Alarm and message should disappear. Clean and realign with software.

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

Solution 1:
  • Remove and replace the cartridges.
Solution 2:
  • Insert new cartridges
Solution 3:
  • Reseat the print head to correct print issues or clear an error.
Solution 4:
  • The print head is broken and it must be changed by a new one.


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

Selects the volume.
Selects the beep volume when pressing the buttons on the Operation Panel.
Selects the alarm volume.
Specifies the time to switch the machine to the Power Saver mode.
Selects the country where you are using your machine. This setting is not available in some
countries and regions.
Selects the language for LCD messages.
You can change the settings back to the settings on your purchase (some data may not be reset
depending on your usage condition). Was on page 98 of this manual in link.
Canon MP530 User Manual Others Restore Default

Canon PIXMA ... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014

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