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Registered: ‎08-24-2014

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

Same issues with my MP560. U052 Print head error.

Any fix?

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Registered: ‎08-23-2014

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

nope got the same issue. How old is you printer @3 yrs old?

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Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

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Ugh...my MX700 printer was working fine. Then boom..051 error that I managed to clear.  Followed by the 052 error that won't go away!  None of the solutions offered worked for me.

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Registered: ‎08-16-2014

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

They keep deleting all my posts!

 

I am fuming....

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Registered: ‎08-15-2014

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

"If anyone happens to have the contact info for higher ups etc please let me know."

 

You could start with the contacts on this page:

 

www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon/contact_us/standard_display/abtcan_cu_corporate_tabShell

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Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

Yeah I mean emails, thanks though Smiley Happy Found a bunch after a while. I'm still so mad they deleted EVERY ONE OF MY POSTS

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Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

... in addition to my post from Aug, 20: When I put the printer on and off very many times, and there ist enough time between my trials, at last the printer works again ! Last time even for 2 or 3 days ! But then U052 returned and now I gave up. I don't want to be fooled any longer. This bloody U052-story cannot be true !? So I bought an EPSON with 3 years warranty - this will protect my investment.
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Registered: ‎08-23-2014

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

Ok for those of you with a MP560 and have a B200 error, here is a procedure to at least get you to communicate with your printer. No BS, this actually works. I did find out though that standing on my head and wearing a big red nose was not necessary. So here goes, believe it or not, this works:

 

Turn printer off

21 open lid as in you were to change ink.

2 Turn printer on

 place big red ball on your nose (Kidding kidding)

3 watch the carriage and as it moves to the left just past half way, close the lid.

4 Stand on head.

 

Ok if you did it right, you may or may not see the LCD printer mode screen. we are not done yet!

 

5. Place a paper with writing or typing on it on the scanner bed

6. hit both the stop and B&W print buttons on the printer.

7. it should scan

8 turn printer off then back on. You should see the screen now.

Stand back on your feet.

 

Your results may vary and even though I did a vain attempt at humor, yes it does or did work for me.

 

My issue actually may be a bad print head. I have a new one, but the cyan path seems totally clogged and will not let out any blue ink. Could be a defective new printhead or something worse in the printer. I will know thursday when the new reordered one gets here. The original printhead still tells me I have the wrong printhead. The new one prints everything but the CYAN color. The above procedure was done with my new printhead. Even at first putting it in, I got an error that something was wrong with the printer. Thats when I started looking for more answers. So between the new one and the original, my sysmptoms do change from printhead to printhead.,

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Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

This is for the u052

 

It's amazing watching Canon reply with things like "our AWARD WINNING CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM WILL HELP YOU" to anyone with a question on their FB, then having them delete my and any other really negative posts. They are disgusting.

 

We should ship all our broken machines back COD

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Registered: ‎08-23-2014

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

I would calm down, no one removes your posts unless they feel they are being harrased. It is simple, if your printer is out of warranty, they will do nothing or little to help you. They have no incentive to do so. Out of the billions of printers made, less than 1% are having an issue, so they will see no reason to help you out as it is too small to worry about and it is considered attrition. Losing 10000 customers will not hurt them because of the billions they have world wide. This is just the consumer end.

 

So the thing to do is try and figure it out for yourself. Do what I tried, the most you will lose is $30.00 or so. Well worth it for a good printer. I purchased a printhead online for $30.00 a OEM Canon printhead. It should arrive today. I purchased one out of china, but that one seemed defective due to the CYAN color not working. I did get my printer to react and come back to life except for the cyan with the new head. Now if the new head produces the same issue, then I know the reason is the circuitry that handles the cyan color. I have no reason to believe that the circuitry is bad simply because I did get the new printhead I bought to work on all other colors and the printer is working other than that color. So the thing to do is to stop contacting Canon and follow some simple steps that are posted here and see if it works for you.

 

The reason I say all this is because what the error is actually saying is that the printhead is no longer talking to the printer as a MP560. It is seeing it as another head due to maybe the contactors to the printhead or the head itself. So at this point, till I get the new head in the printer, i feel mine is worth salvaging as the cost to do so is low. I will keep my fingers crossed and hope this new head will work in my printer for a few more years. Hope this helps you out.

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