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Registered: ‎02-03-2019

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

I have the same issue with Pixma MP610 from 2008.

The printer is otherwise in very good state. 

 

I see no reason, why also scanner should be harmed by this error. Could someone help how to get at least scanner working?

 

Thank in advance for any help.

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-23-2019

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

Same issue with a MG6650 multifunction printer. None of the suggested solutions has worked so far. Not willing to buy a print head to see if that works.

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Registered: ‎01-23-2019

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

Add the MG6650 to your list

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Registered: ‎10-01-2017

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

Haven't responded to these many posts for so long as it became so frustrating, but here's the answer, as many of my more learned colleagues and so many, many other posters will know. You have two choices. 1. You can keep posting requests for details, & trying the many options like changing print heads; using whole new sets of branded inks; writing to Canon: reading through many years of Forum posts, including the success of a Class Action Lawsuit in America (which changed nothing in terms of future Printers!); OR 2. you can stop all the stress, as I did eventually, and go out and just buy another printer!

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-09-2019

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

A surprise:

 

My MX 870 threw the U052 code this morning after I replaced an ink cartridge.  My search brought me to this forum.  Needless to say, I was very discouraged by what I read while waiting the 10 unplugged minutes called for in the Canon reccommended "fix"

 

I restored power, the printer turned on and......the message was gone!

 

Fingers crossed

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-10-2019

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error; U052 FIX: Clean gold contacts w/eraser

U052 Incorrect printhead error 

 

FIX: Clean printhead “gold” contacts with a pencil eraser

 

Notes: All previously tried youtube fixes failed.

 

Printer: Canon MX700 

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-23-2019

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

Canon Pixma MX922–Canon technical support told me yesterday that the printer I barely used and had for only 18 mos. now needs to be tossed in the trash because there is no fix for error code 1403. They know this is a problem, as an earlier version also had this same problem and they settled a class action lawsuit. Something needs to be done. Also, their customer service on this known issue is horrible.
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-25-2019

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

I have two Canon MG5220. One of them suddenly showed the U052 Printhead error msg. I swapped the printhead into my other MG5220 printer and the error moved with the printhead. I swapped the printhead back and the error stayed with the printhead. Next I will try a long soak in water to see if it makes a difference.

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Registered: ‎05-25-2019

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

An overnight soak of the printhead and a thorough cleaning of the printhead docking station did not fix the problem. I now have only 1 MG5220 printhead but two otherwise fine working printers.

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Registered: ‎10-03-2015

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

I'm convinced that the printhead is NOT the problem. The problem is CANON printersl and the Canon company.  I, for one, will never buy another Canon product.  They apparently settled a class action lawsuit, but continued to sell their defective product. I know because I had one, but never more.

 

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