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Registered: ‎02-04-2019

Re: Error Message is saying "Type of print head in incorrect. Install correct print head

Me too. I have a Canon MX700. The error came on suddenly. One day, the printer was working fine. The next day, the "Type of print head in incorrect" popped up. I dismantled everything as the Support Note said. The error persists. Are my printer and spare ink cartridges now simply useless?

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-10-2019

Re: Error Message is saying "Type of print head in incorrect. Install correct print head

I have a MG5420 and just cleaned/reset the print head. Still received the error message. I haven’t used this printer in months. What gives?
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Registered: ‎06-10-2019

Re: Error Message is saying "Type of print head in incorrect. Install correct print head

I receive this error on my Canon MG5670.

 

Have took out and put back the ink but still did not work.

Tried to switch off and on, but still does not work.

 

Do advise on how to resolve this error on my printer model.

 

Thank you!

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-23-2019

Re: Error Message is saying "Type of print head in incorrect. Install correct print head

Removed inks as suggested. Couldn't find the "Grey" lever as instructed. Where is it? I have a MX922

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Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: Error Message is saying "Type of print head in incorrect. Install correct print head

doc224,

 

Visit the following link for details about how to reseat the part.

 

https://support.usa.canon.com/kb/index?page=content&id=ART143853

 

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Registered: ‎07-23-2019

Re: Error Message is saying "Type of print head in incorrect. Install correct print head

Did as instructed and still received the error message. Do I need to purchase a new head? I Love the printer because I can print on DVD's and CD's. I bought a Canon PIXMA TR4520 to hold me over until I can get a new head for my MX922.

 

Thank you for you help in this matter. If there is anything else I can try before I purchase a new print head, let me know.

 

Doc

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Posts: 890
Registered: ‎11-19-2018

Re: Error Message is saying "Type of print head in incorrect. Install correct print head

Hi doc224,

 

You can contact the Canon Parts department at 866-481-2569 Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 7:00pm Eastern Time to see if they have a print head for your MX922.

 

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-10-2019

Re: Error Message is saying "Type of print head in incorrect. Install correct print head

I also had this problem on my Pixma MG6220 which appears to be fairly common.  Unfortunately, with this error you are not able to use any other function (like scanning) as the error pops up as soon as you turn on the printer.  I did what all the forums and Canon support suggests.  I cleaned the printhead, reseated it, unplugged and replugged in the machine ... all to no avail as the error still came up.

 

I searched for a new printhead from Canon.  Don't get me started on how hard it is to navigate their website.  I couldn't find one there or on Amazon or almost any other site.  Figured I would have to buy a new printer as they seem to be throwaways after a while.  I really love this printer and it has not given me any problems up to this point.  Besides, I had quite an inventory of ink that of course wouldn't fit the new printers.  Canon does this on purpose I'm sure.

 

I finally found a brand new OEM printhead on Ebay for $30.  I decided to give it a try because I hear printheads can sometimes run around $130 and I was willing to take a chance on it for that amount.   It came in the mail and I popped it into the printer.  Voila, it worked!  The thing is printing like a boss and I couldn't be happier.  So before you throw away the printer, try replacing the printhead.

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-24-2019

Re: Error Message is saying "Type of print head in incorrect. Install correct print head

Mine says replace print head. I installed a new $400 print head only to achieve the same error message. Ive tried every tip give throughout this entire thread. 

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-10-2019

Re: Error Message is saying "Type of print head in incorrect. Install correct print head

Update on my printhead.  So it printed fine for a short time, then I noticed that the black seemed to be missing.  Colors printed fine.  After much more research, I found that the large black ink tank was the culprit.  I replaced it, but this did not fix the problem.  I read online that you have to trick the printer into using only the small black tank because the communication from the printer to the printhead is compromised and that large tank is useless.

 

Here's how to bypass the large black tank.  This will result in slower printing, but you can still print black and white.  Go into your printer's printing preferences.  Change the media type to Glossy Photo Paper and check the box at the bottom left that says "always print with current settings."  This tells the printer to use the small black ink tank for all printing.

 

I am afraid my printer is still on its way out.  Right now the control board only screws up with the large black tank.  Next time it might be one of the color ones.  I'm going to start shopping for another printer before this one goes completely bonkers.

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