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Pixma TR4520 Problems After Replacing Ink Cartridges


The ink that came with this printer ran out yesterday and I replaced both with Remanufactured Ink Cartridges.  The printer app shows both ink levels are fine but when I tried to print I would either get error 5200 or after rebooting the printer it would go through the motions of printing but come out pretty much blank except for some ink smears.   Nozzle test was run and came out pretty much blank except for some faint colors.  Trying to run CLEAN or DEEP CLEAN results in error 5200.  


I unplugged the printer overnight and today when I turned it back on I ran a test page and it came out beautifully.  So then I tried to print a word document and it was back to just smudges.  Nozzle test again came out pretty much blank, and CEAN or DEEP CLEAN showing Error 5200.  


What the heck!?



Unplugging and reconnecting to power is the recommended reset procedure for the 5200 error. 


You may want to try Canon Inks if you aren't getting the results you expect from a 3rd party cartridge.


Error 5200

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Hi jeffy3.


For help resolving the 5200 error, you will need to contact our phone-based support.  Phone-based support is available at 1-800 OK CANON (1-800-652-2666) 8 am to 8 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).  It is possible that the problem is being caused by the remanufactured ink cartridges; as recommended above, replacing one or both with Canon Genuine inks may correct the problem.


In the case that compatible Canon Genuine inks are not available in your area, Canon supplies and accessories can be purchased online at, or by calling 1-800-385-2155 to speak to a Canon Direct Representative.