03-18-2017 01:25 PM
March 18, 2017 - still has this issue. Printer and all its parts worked fine, then during the middle of a print job, got the U052 incorrect print head message. Tried the tips but they did not work. Parts are good, it's the software that is failing. Probably an easy fix but why Canon won't fix it is puzzling. If they think i will just go buy another Canon printer, they are sorely mistaken.
03-20-2017 04:50 PM
Another very dissatisfied MP610 owner with a U052 wrong printhead error. Replacement printhead bought and installed - no difference. Locked out of other scan functions etc.
Just posting to add my voice. I thought I was buying premium, reliable quality with Canon. I will certainly never be doing so again and will be recommending against to friends and family at every opportunity.
03-25-2017 03:33 PM
I have a Pixma MX 715. I print a sheet just fine. Next print job aI had this frustrating and EXPENSIVE error. I attempted the so-called "solutions". As expected, they did not work. This fault is not cause by incorrect cartridges or heads - note that between the print job that worked fine and the one that failed, I have not touched the heads and the first job was fine.
This is an EXPENSIVE error as I cannot easily afford to replace my printer as it's out of warranty.
04-06-2017 12:34 PM - edited 04-06-2017 12:38 PM
Mine is a MP540.
Rendered useless now with this error. Tried everything.
Have now bought an HP Officejet. Sorry Canon, you've lost a lot of Business!
04-13-2017 02:31 PM
MX 892 suddenly has the Wrong Print Head !
I have remove the print head, cleaned it, replaced the ink cartridges, unplugged for 10 minutes. Now what throw it away? This is wrong! Send me a new print head then, if this is the problem!
04-27-2017 07:53 AM
My Canon MP800 has just stopped working with the message "the type of print head is incorrect - install the correct print head" but no code number, but code UO52 appears to be the one applicable to my problem. The printer has worked fine since purchase in 2006 and the print head has not been changed in any way. Followed the Canon service site instructions to remove/replace the print head from start to finish, but to no avail. Canon UK website now tell me that this product is no longer supported and I need to buy one of their latest models. I think that is appalling customer service which is inclined to disuade me from touching Canon again, but this sort of inbuilt fault seems be be deliberate to force us to buy new when our existing printer was otherwise working fine - and what do we do with all the spare replacement inks we have bought at extortionate prices for the quantity of ink in each container? So disappointing to throw away a good printer because the manufacturer makes it fail after a certain period for a reason that is not true, and apparently non repaiable, and refuses to help with any appreciable empathy. I understand that HP employ similar tactics with their printers.
Regards to all,
04-27-2017 08:53 AM
05-11-2017 07:08 PM
UO52 error, printer scanner useless. Was used very little, went to pring my insurance ID cards and now i get an error, googled and found the "cannon fix" still doesnt work,
05-28-2017 06:32 AM - edited 05-28-2017 06:36 AM
I've just had this problem start today after a couple of years without problems. Tried removing/washing/reinstalling the print head but no joy.
Currently waiting with the printer unplugged from power for 10 minutes to see if that solves it.
Alsdo checked online to find that a replacement print head appears to cost around £100. And even then from what I've read it isn't guaranteed to solve the problem.
Message to Canon: This problem has obviously been going on for over 3 years now according to all these posts - this needs to be sorted out - IT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!
05-28-2017 06:42 AM - edited 05-28-2017 06:43 AM
Nope - Waiting 10 minutes with power off has not worked! Now very angry!!!
If I end up having to buy a new printer, it WILL NEVER BE A CANON AGAIN!!!!!!