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

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Perhaps you noticed the date of the first post in this group - if not, Jan 30 2014..... yeah, 6 years coming up on 7.  And with 1459 messages it is easily the most complained about problem in the Canon community.  I joined Nov 6 2014, when I got the message - Canon's version of the black screen of death.

There is only one solution for your now totally useless piece of junk: next time you head out to go fishing take it along and you can give your trusty anchor a break.  Tie the printer to the anchor rope and introduce your canon crap to its' new occupation..........

 

Seriously, once you get the U052 error message you have to accept that it is time to research a new printer/scanner.  Your timing is good - Black Friday sales are already underway.

I have found Eason to be a reliable machine, and with the new refillable ink tank units my printing is WAY LESS expensive.  The scanner is good, and best of all I have gotten twice as many years of service from it than my Canon anchor did.

 

Just saying...................

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

Don’t fall for the Canon line (try a reset and if that doesn’t work buy an expensive new printheads). Neither will work. Don’t trust Canon reps, read thru a few pages of posts here for confirmation of my statement.
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Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

I'm now dismantling my pixma 520poj (piece of junk) 

I found a little felt brick that slowly soaks up the ink that spills into the machinery. 

 

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I've salvaged tge scanner part... Maybe a rasppi can jack in. 🤔

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

Alright. That's it. Canon disassembled. Alot of plastic, alot of metal, alot of tech. Now it's time to find a new non-canon scanner. Thanks to this thread my plans for a Canon scanner has now completely diminished. Smiley Sad

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

I've heard people in this thread go with Epson and Brother. Never had either so hard to recommend. I've had several HPs, a Canon and a Kodak. Don't go with any of those. Kodak bricks your printer for low ink. It only has one blk and one color cartridges. If either of the 2 is bad you can't print. And they are on a time schedule. Whether you use the ink or not. 3 months down the road,...when you've never used color ink, it will tell you you have no color ink and cannot print. Even if what you want to print is Black and white. I've known people to buy a new printer rather than replace their ink. Printer and ink sales have become one of the biggest scams in America. It has become a "There really should be a law." situation. Cat Mad

 

Sorry for your loss. Canon paperweights are not cheap. Cat Mad

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

i take it canon has been close to silent in this case, at best, dodging the obvious problem. 

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